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Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket


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Style# 1493891
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Style# 1493891
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A technical 2-layer jacket outfitted with an Omni-Tech® microporous coating that completely seals out water while promoting interior airflow, the Hailtech is also fully seam sealed as well as ventilated—keeping you dry and comfortable from the inside out.

  • Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable and full seam sealed for the ultimate in breathable protection from wet weather
  • Attached, adjustable storm hood
  • Vented
  • Waterproof zipper
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered chest and hand pockets
  • Abrasion-resistant chin guard
  • Internal key clip
  • Drop tail for added coverage in back
  • Imported

  • Shell: Omni-Tech 100% nylon ripstop
  • Lining: 100% nylon embossed taffeta
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great rain jacket Great jacket if its above freezing and you need a light jacket and there is a small chance or showers. Haven't worn it in pouring rain February 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by needs pit zips VERY weather-proof, sealed jacket, some additional ventilation would be great!! January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality product Performed well in a situation of freezing rain/sleet. Have not had opportunity yet to use it in heavy rain. Size runs smaller than advertised. It is a nice looking, quality product. January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well constructed jacket. I bought this for my husband as a birthday present. He had expressed he wanted a dark green color and Columbia conveniently had the dark back country which is the shade that he wanted. He didn't want anything heavy, he just wanted a light rain jacket that he would be able to put a hoodie under if it's too cold. I did my research and purchased this jacket and the big plus was that it was on sale so I didn't hesitate to buy it. He is 5'7 close to 200 lbs and the large fits him perfectly where he is able to still wear a hoodie underneath. It's still an attractive looking jacket, it has very well placed and convenient to access pockets. He likes the option of being able to adjust how deep the hood lays on his face. It's not a loose boxy fit, Perfect buy so far. January 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket I think the overprotective mother must have fallen asleep! The sizing is way off from Columbia gear I have purchased in the past. Would not order on line again January 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Runs Small My husband loves Columbia and wanted a lightweight rain jacket for Christmas. I thought the Hailtech II would completely fit the bill. Well made, lightweight with classic styling, it even shipped quickly as well. My husband normally wears an XL, but when he tried it on, it seemed a bit small. So, unfortunately, we'll have to return it for exchange. I didn't get a packing slip with the original shipment, which I believe is supposed to be included with a return, but hopefully it won't present an issue in the exchange. December 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Colour The jacket is very nice, but the colour is lighter than it appears in my screen. December 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by great light compact jacket This jacket is light, great for summer hiking in unpredictable weather, and it compacts down to about the size of a coffee mug. comfortable, breathable, and just what I needed for 14ers in the summer and low elevation hikes spring through fall. December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by High Quality Product High quality of materials for a raining jacket. Truly comfortable and light. December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for traveling I bought this jacket specifically to take to south China in November and December. It is light, breathable, waterproof, and packs up into a small space. It was warm enough when the temperature was 40F or higher but it was often too cold in those mountain areas of Yúnnán province to wear this jacket alone. In those situations I wore a light weight down liner underneath it and that kept me perfectly warm. I recommend buying one size larger than normal to allow for a liner and for the fact that it seems to run a bit small. December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men's Hailtech II Jacket This jacket is perfect for our NW weather. Water/wind proof and is surprisingly light weight! I normally would wear a large, but found that I needed the XL to accommodate a fleece jacket when it gets colder. This jacket fits the bill for knocking around town or on a hike. Good bang for your buck! November 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket I usually love Columbia sportswear,I have many Columbia coats,jackets and other items.But this particular jacket is way off size wise.I ordered an extra large which normally would be fine but it was too small.Had to return it and get a 2xx which still fit tight.This is the only jacket-coat that I have ever had to get a 2xx size,and for it to still be small??? October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Athletic Director Purchased this product for our outdoor coaching staffs. Quality is excellent and they are lightweight enough so that you can layer, but waterproof for Oregon weather. The coaches were very impressed with the jackets and enjoy wearing them. I purchased them in a variety of sizes and are true to size. October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lightweight coat comfortable and very stylish July 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Casual User Using primarily as something to kick around town in during the rainy season. Very lightweight and allows for a comfortable range of motion. Used cycling a couple of times and it was quite useful for that as well due to constant changing weather and the fact that this jacket is super packable. Color me pleased. June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This Product has very good features Very good quality, good fit, keeps you dry June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by To be seen and be dry! This Hailtech II jacket is the ultimate in outerwear for it's bright color and it's weather repellant exterior.It's interior is a foil looking breathable fabric that keeps you comfortable and dry. April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Rain/Wind Jacket Got this to replace a ripped off North Face jacket that I liked very much.(guess they really needed it ).. but this jacket surpasses it completely. The fit is pretty much spot on I'm 5'10'' 180 and got a large. This jacket not only does what you expect waterproof wise but also breathes well. I like the hood cord retainer also, instead of bulky annoying ball clamps. Have alot of Columbia gear and this lives up to their quality as always. March 25, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
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
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
  • 6. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • 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
Shipping Information
Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping
Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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