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Men’s Alpine Action™ Jacket


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$84.98 $170.00
Style# 1562151
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Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
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Style# 1562151
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


Next-level warmth and waterproof breathability meet an exquisite cross-dye shell fabric with a rich color and texture—delivering a serious storm-fighting jacket that stands out in the lift line. This technical hooded jacket combines our superior synthetic insulation and a thermal-reflective lining for great heat retention with a high level of breathability, while ski and snowboard ready features like a snap-back powder skirt and removable storm hood elevate your on-hill performance.

  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective and insulated
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Media pocket
  • Goggle pocket
  • Comfort cuffs
  • Drop tail
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Center back length: 31"
  • Imported

  • Shell: 100% polyester Matte Melange
  • Lining: 100% polyester Omni-Heat™ Reflective Microtex Light
  • Insulation: 100% polyester microtemp XF II, 100g
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Men’s Alpine Action™ Jacket is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 85.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best jacket I've ever owned I absolutely love this jacket. Got it right before my trip to London, Ireland, and Paris in December and it saved my life. Columbia makes quality gear and shout out for the military discount.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite ski coat I love everything about this coat. Great fit, light and warm, quality materials, great shade of blue
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well at work I use it for work I do Homeshop take out and it keeps me warm so far but it haven't bin that cold but I think it will work because I tested it in the freezer at the grocery store
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6'4" I love this jacket! Perfect for skiing and very warm! I'm 6'4" and this jacket fits me perfectly!!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from snowboard jacket Its been over 10 years since I have bought a ski jacket and this alpine action jacket is awesome,ligt weight warm comfortable,love this jacket,Thanks Columbia.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great coat for anyone! The Men’s Alpine Action Jacket will be one of the best jackets you’ve ever owned! This jacket is a great buy as it is both functional, and made with the highest quality. Columbia prides itself on their product’s quality and you will not be disappointed. Even at a cost of $170, when it’s not on sale, this jacket is a great buy. This was the first product I bought from Columbia with their patented Omni-Heat reflective liner and it certainly won’t be the last. The combination of the reflective liner and the 100% polyester microtemp XF II insulation keeps the jacket very warm yet incredibly lightweight. Not only is this jacket warm and lightweight, but it is guaranteed to be waterproof and breathable, which after and under heavy use, continues to hold up to their promise. The Alpine Action Jacket is advertised as a skier and snowboarder’s jacket but don’t let that keep you from picking up this great buy if you’re neither. Since it’s advertised as such, the jacket comes with some extra features such as a goggle pocket and a removable hood, which you may not use while not on the slopes, but includes a powder skirt and comfort cuffs. The powder skirt and comfort cuffs come in handy even when you’re just strolling through town. The powder skirt does a wonderful job at keeping the wind out and the comfort cuffs… well I didn’t even know I needed them until I had them! Being a ski jacket also means it may run a little large to allow for layers underneath. I am typically in-between a small and medium sized jacket but decided to go with a small. Even still, the jacket ran a little long in the torso and sleeve length. However, using the adjustable waist and cuffs will help you properly fit your jacket. The hood is also quite large, but once again, adjustable. I still find this nice since there is plenty of room for a bulky sweatshirt underneath. The jacket also comes with plenty of pockets that prove useful time and time again. The hand pockets are great too. The shell’s ability to keep out the wind keeps the pockets surprisingly warm which is great in cold weather situations. However, one detail to point out is that since the pockets are zippered, the sleeve ends will eventually ware under the constant brushing up against the zipper as you put your hands in these pockets. This ware is very minimal so it is not much of a concern at all. Aside from this very little ware, the jacket holds up to anything you might throw at it. The Alpine Action Jacket’s combined quality and functionality makes this the perfect jacket for any occasion. Whether you’re on the slopes or walking about the town, this is the perfect jacket for you.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not warm, tight fitting, but looks nice It provides sufficient warmth down to about 25 degrees. If it gets colder than that, you will feel it. It's not nearly as warm as a decent down jacket. Also, the fit is very tight so it doesn't leave much room to wear a sweater under it. I have several other Columbia jackets in size Large that fit me just fine but not this one, it's just too tight. It does look nice though and has nice features like the removable hood, plenty of pockets, and the powder skirt is kind of cool. If you only want to look good in the lift lines and don't care about warmth or comfort, this jacket is for you!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit big This review is based on trying it on and initial impression only, at this point. I'm 5'8" tall and 170 lbs, average build. (for an American!) I'm usually right between a medium and a large, so I shouldn't be ordering jackets online, but I tossed the dice and lost this time. I figured large would be more roomy for layering a thick sweater underneath. However, if the arms and bottom hem are ridiculously long, (as they were on me) room for layering doesn't matter. I sent it back and asked for a medium instead. Shipping was slow; almost 3 weeks. The materials and build quality are top-notch, in-line with what you'd expect on a jacket in this price range. No sloppy finishing, like loose threads everywhere. Smooth and tight zipper action. Adjustable hood overhang is nice. Handy pocket locations. Velcro is quality and not the old type that will start to get puffy and loose in a short time. Omni-heat reflective liner works great for warmth, (I have it on another Columbia jacket) although it doesn't breathe as well as advertised. In that regard, it's just like the space blanket material that spawned it. Gore-Tex is better.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Ski jacket I needed a "shell" type jacket for skiing. I wear a shirt, and ski vest, just needed something to go over those- not heavy or bulky. This worked perfect. Sleeves have elastic sleeves inside that prevent snow from getting in. Nice pockets, very functional. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ski jacket for a big guy I just used this the first time yesterday in Park City and I'm very happy with this jacket. Sizing is accurate, good length. I was worried it would not be warm enough, but yesterday on a 25 degree bluebird day I was almost as warm as on my retired 2O llbean parka. Lining is some kind of high tech material, but seems to do the job. Outside fabric seems to be water resistant- and happily not too slick texture. If I fall when skiing a steep or icy slope, it's nice if the jacket will create some friction Jacket has more pockets than the description - a pleasant surprise! I'm baffled that the product descriptions for ski jackets don't do a better job at this. This jacket has: 2 side zip outside pockets 1 chest zip left side outside pocket 1 chest zip left side earrings inside pocket 1 left arm zip ski pass pocket credit card sized 1 inside waist height mesh goggle pocket- no zip Good jacket over all- worth the price for a serious skier!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I am a 5'9 male, 180 lbs, average build, and purchased a medium sized jacket. This is a great skiing/snowboarding jacket! I absolutely love it! The Omniheat construction is so crucial. I have worn this on multiple snowboarding trips where the temperature is 20°F and all I wore underneath it was an under armour t shirt or a long sleeve midweight baselayer shirt and I was comfortably warm, even sweating at times. i only need to layer up when I'm in temperatures in the teens. I often keep my iPhone in the inner zip pocket and it has never gotten wet by snow or condensation. The snow skirt has kept snow out when sledding or when falling on my snowboard. Overall, im extremely happy with my purchase and I plan on keeping and wearing this jacket for many many years.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ski Jacket This jacket fits really well and true to size, and is perfect for skiing. It's light and thin, but it keeps you very warm with the technology built into the jacket. It has plenty of pockets for gear.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My boyfriend loved it! This jacket came right before a(nother) winter storm hit the Portland area and my boyfriend absolutely loved it! The fit (large) is perfect for him, he's just over 6foot but thin and has long arms and it looks great. The black looks great. I want my own!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good product! This jacket is very nice, I have no complaints. I actually live in NYC and just bought 3 jackets/coats from Columbia sportswear. Been a fan for years and had 1 15yrs ago, and they're still on point. Even got my 8yr old son a coat. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and warm. I purchased this jacket just after new years and have been wearing it regularly in the northeast. Not extremely cold out but often below freezing. With just a light layer underneath I have been comfortable. I am very please with the materials and workmanship. A lot of thought has gone into the design and it works. Pocket placement both inside and out make it very easy to carry a variety of items safely. The inner elastic cuff works beautifully and keeps everything out. No snow or rain working its way into my sleeve.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK, but... It fits snug, a little too snug for me. The reflective lining around the torso seems to retain body heat. The sleeves, however, not so well. Beautiful colour (red). Not for very low temperatures below minus 6 Celsius, maybe because of the snug fit. Probably should return it.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, but not warm enough Bought this jacket for my husband for Christmas. Based on reviews, I bought him a Medium although he normally wears a Large. It fits but is tight at the hips. He says it is really not that warm - which was surprising because my daughter has an omni heat jacket and is always warm in it - but hers is a 2-in-1 jacket. This jacket is very thin. It seems that it is only warm if you are doing physical activity like shoveling snow - not just wearing it when walking, etc. Considered returning it, but he wants to keep it.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jacket Awesome jacket...Great quality, great fit... love the material, better quality than my The North Face!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more shivers Sub Zero, on the slopes, down town....this covers the bases. Comfortable and warm.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Jacket I really like this jacket. It is warm and functional. I gave it 4 stars because for a jacket like this it really should have pit zips. Why not Columbia??? Otherwise the jacket has all the needed items, like a powder skirt, waterproof, good hood, pass pocket on the arm, decent number of pockets, etc.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coat It is what it says it is and then some, light but very warm. Keeps the rain off of you and keeps you warm in the snow.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket for hitting the slopes!! True to size! Nice color blue! Enough pockets. Warm and comfy when cold freezing weather at the slopes
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great winter coat Upon receiving this coat, the initial wears were a bit rigid. The coat takes a week or so to break the fibers in, but after that, it fits like a glove...like a coat should. Sleeves are a bit long for a medium, but I'd rather that than too short. As lightweight as the coat is, you'd think it's not very warm, but it is. I took the trash out one °18 morning with just a t-shirt on underneath. Couldn't feel the wind through it, and it retained the heat very well. The fit is a sleek active fit, so I can see how it would lend itself to skiing and hiking. Very streamlined. I look forward to putting this coat through the rigors once winter decides to actually rear it's head.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought it for certain conditions - and it's great This jacket filled a gap in my outerwear - I didn't really have something for damp, rainy, or windy weather when the air temp runs from 32 to 50 degrees F. I have a parka-style heavy coat for snow and extreme cold and an uninsulated rain jacket for warm and rainy days. The Alpine Action fits perfectly between them. I don't do snowsports, but I do plenty of hiking and walking around in winter when the temps are chilly but not bitter cold. This jacket is just what I needed.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what expected When ordering this I had hoped it had a little more insulation than what is shown. This is more like a Fall/Winter Jacket. Warmth not what expected. My sons and Husband decided to keep the jackets because of they liked the colors and great jacket for being light. That's why I gave it a 3 star.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket without the bulk My old winter jacket was a super-bulky down comforter-type jacket that made me feel like the Michelin Man and was too hot and cumbersome when going indoors. I am very happy with the Alpine Action jacket. I usually wear a men's small or medium. I am 6' and thin with longer legs than turbo - the small in this jacket fits me well. It is long enough to cover the groin area - an issue I had with my older, shorter jacket on cold, windy days. I like how warm this jacket is despite how thin it is. Not quite as warm as my old down comforter jacket, but I can add an extra layer below on days in the deep freeze - thankfully I have never had to go back to my old bulky jacket on even the coldest days. This waterproof jacket is great for the cold rain & snow, while still allowing you to move around and not get too hot when you are physically active. The jacket makes the the transition to the warmth of indoors okay - it doesn't feel hot and bulky right away like my old jacket it. There are no armpit zips in the Alpine Action jacket, but I don't feel like I need them. The zippers work well and there are plenty of pockets. The collar does rub your chin when zipped up all the way, but I don't mind on very freezing days as I want the protection from the wind. I can unzip some at the top if it isn't as cold out. I wish the hood was warmer - no omni-heat in there. Columbia probably assumes you will have a hat for colder weather and I usually do. If you forget your hat on a very cold day your head may not be warm enough with the hood only. I love the a subtle pattern that make the jacket a little more interesting then a completely solid color. The Nocturnal color is a purplish-blue. It is not made with down, so no feathers to appear on my clothes. The chest zipper-pocket is good for storing a hat. The only other minor quibble I have is I wish the chest zipper were a similar color as the rest of the jacket instead of a bright white as I so no need to make the chest zipper stand out so much - especially if I leave it unzipped. Please note it does not have the attachments to make it an interchange jacket. Overall I am very happy with the Alpine Action jacket!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia is still FIRST CLASS! I have been wearing Columbia wear since I was a young boy; after all these yrs you can't beat Columbia...it is still the best & FIRST CLASS! Love my new coat..warm...light weight & the wife always sees me in my new red jacket.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is warm Good looking and warm
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not fitted for slim people Im 5 foot 8 and weigh 128 pounds, the modern classic fit ran way to large on me, just like a blanket. This is the second year that I can't buy a jacket from columbia because they never think of the slim men. I feel that they assume everyone is 6FT tall and 200 pounds. What about the little men?! I refuse to buy north face but this is just not working out. I'm going to try the titanium line to see if it runs fitted..hopefully that works.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY THIS JACKET The single warmest, highest quality, driest, most wind proof jacket I have ever owned! I would highly suggest it to anyone who searching for a ski jacket. Great job Columbia!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good one We like it. It's good for cold winter.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Nothing bad to say about this jacket
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpine Action Red I've tried the jacket on a few different days and in different weather. For colder days, below freezing, it is warmer with layers under it, such as long johns and a sweater. It is very wind proof and the rain doesn't soak through it easily even after ½ an hour at a bus stop in the rain. I think it's a very good buy.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket It is very warm and surprisingly light. I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpine action jacket Purched the alpine action jacket for myself and wife. Took them out camping in the rockies this weekend 11/12-11/14. The nights were in the low 30's and i hardly noticed. Plenty of pockets for glasses, gloves and my other backcountry needs. Very nice jacket.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Men's Alpine Jacket Very good quality, warm, love the style.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good Just got this coat and it looks and feels great, although I have not actual gone skiing in it yet. However, I wanted to post this positive review because Columbia Sportswear was so helpful in terms of assisting me with this transaction.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift This is a perfect gift, can't wait to see him open.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disappointed Received this jacket size L. Loved the weight, the construction, and the sleeve length was perfect. Sleeve length has always been the issue with fit for me. 6-0, 195lbs. Unfortunately, it was a little tight across the chest and armpits and I returned it. Mulling over whether to order the XL.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Jacket I use it to go skiing. It does its job. Keeps me warm and dry. Perfect jacket
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jacket This jacket was amazing. It kept me warm all day in the cold Montana mountains in late December. It has pockets everywhere that are convenient for holding the essentials while skiing. It's extremely warm without being too bulky. I was able to unzip the pockets with my gloves on as well. I'm glad I bought this jacket for my ski trip.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional Customer Service This review is more about the customer service than the actual purchase. I recently purchased a XXL Alpine Action jacket; however, the XXL was slightly too large for me. I contacted customer service who provided clear instructions for returning items and then assisted me in ordering a similar jacket in an XL (waiving shipping fees). The new order was delivered and refund credited all within six days. Very professional and courteous customer service .... this is one of the reasons why I remain a repeat customer.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice jacket that keeps me warm This is a very nice jacket that helps to keep me warm. One suggestion is to make the zipper two-way. It will be more convenient when sitting down.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Lightweight yet warm This is a great coat. Have used it numerous mornings where the temperatures have been 20-32 degrees with just a t shirt on underneath and have been fine for 30 mins +. Have not used it skiing yet but is a very lightweight coat with great features. Love the wrist cuffs to prevent snow from getting in sleeves. Can easily later with this coat as well
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat This was a gift for my son who is frequently out in the weather while utilizing the public transportation system in Portland, OR. He love this coat! It's not bulky, keeps him warm, repels the rain, and is overall just what he needed.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Better than my last Jacket This Jacket does everything you need it too plus some. I found a hidden pocket on my sleeve which works perfect for these new card reading systems a lot of the mountains are using at the lift gates now. Keeps you warm and well protected, and it's very stylish.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied with my purchase The jacket is very nice, kind of elegant if you choose the nocturnal colour, also very warm and confortable.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Alpine Jacket I ordered this jacket online during the boxing week sale. I use this jacket whenever I go out to enjoy the winter season. It's waterproof, very light and warm. I'm satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I finally found it: the perfect winter coat I needed a winter coat so I started by looking at down and synthetic down coats. Problem is if they get wet it's game over in terms of keeping you warm. This coat is different. There's a waterproof outside layer together with an insulated inside layer. It's warm and has tons of nice touches including powder sleeves, an inside zip pocket, fleece collar, removable hood and so on. It's like someone actually gave some thought to what should be in a coat--rather than just dashing something together. This is my first Columbia product but it won't be my last.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket This jacket is lightweight and warm. I wore it in windy, 20 degree Fahrenheit temperatures, without experiencing any chills. The jacket also does a great job in keeping out the rain. Their are plenty of pockets, for gloves, tissues, cellphone, etc. I find the jacket to be a little to warm, in temperatures above 45 Fahrenheit, when active.
Date published: 2015-12-30
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
How to Measure
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

How to Measure

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  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

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