There’s a reason the Key Three II has become one of our most popular softshells: this highly breathable and incredibly soft wind-blocking jacket is treated to resist rain-and-stains, lined with heat-keeping thermal reflective material and features advanced wicking technology to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in cold, blustery conditions.
Omni-Wind Block ultrabreathable windproof
Omni-Heat thermal reflective
Omni-Shield advanced repellency treatment wards off rain and stains
This jacket is perfect! Thank-you Columbia!
June 10, 2014
Not for cold weather
I love the exterior material because it doesn't make noise when you move. I like the sleeves because they are excessively long in proportion to the chest size.
I bought this jacket for the Omni-Heat Reflective lining, but I don't find this jacket to be warm at 32 degrees F. This jacket could benefit from "comfort cuffs" so I wouldn't have to adjust the Velcro straps to close the sleeves to drafts. I wore this jacket with a short sleeve t-shirt, and my arms were cold. Apparently my arms do not make much heat.
I like the "Fusion Exact™ Jacket" I bought along with this purchase much better - not much bulkier, but so much warmer.
January 8, 2014
Nice product but runs very large
The quality and look of the jacket is nice. But it runs very large. You may think of ordering 1 to 2 sizes smaller than your normal size.
January 3, 2014
Great functinal jacket
This is the jacket i was looking for.
The only problem it's not suite as active jacket should be, it is as large as a coat instead suite as jacket
December 28, 2013
Not as warm as you,ll say
I like the style of the soft shell jacket.But it not the jacket for the Chicago weather. The Om ni-Heat Thermique Reflechissante does not work @ all. I should'have bought a North Face.
December 20, 2013
Nice cool weather jacket
I purchased this jacket as a cold weather jacket, and to try out the OmniHeat material. As long as you are moving and generating plenty of heat, the material does seem to keep you warm. If you are stationary, such as driving, you do still feel a bit of a chill. I would attribute this to conduction through the relatively lightweight material. The same goes for strong winds. If the wind is strong enough to press the material firmly against your skin, you will notice.
Although this jacket does not replace the puffy, goose down apparel, it is a good substitute for times when you will be active and do not need all of the extra insulation or bulk.
December 19, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised how warm I was in 25 degree weather. It was a little tighter than I expected, but was still able to wear it with a hoodie and move comfortably.
December 16, 2013
I'm returning it
I guess I had high expectations for this jacket. Fair job at blocking cold winds. It takes too long to "generate your own heat" even when triple layered. I've had this jacket for a week in moderately cold weather to severely cold weather during one of Chicago 's cold snaps and I'm going to return it. It didn't work or me 5'3 or my 6'3 friend whose large frame fit into this size small jacket. More of a testament to other reviewers that rated these jackets run large. Mine surely did.
December 14, 2013
Sleek and Stylish
This coat is very functional for the changing weather in both Spring and Fall. While not neccessarily warm enough alone for winter, when paired with a fleece it is ideal for all but the dead of winter days.
This coat is stylish for both adults and young adults. This is a puchase I would make again if needed.
December 5, 2013
The jacket is very comfortable and warm. very happy with it. One thing to take note of though on the red jacket is that the collar is a dark navy blue on the inside, not red. I was a little disappointed by that. Fit is good if maybe just a little larger than normal for a large.
October 28, 2013
Key III For me
Okay I waited for a little colder weather before reviewing this jacket, in order to give more input. I've worn with short sleeve and today for the first time a long sleeve. Although I didn't find the Omni-heat lining to be uncomfortable against my bare skin, it does feel better with the long sleeve shirt underneath. The sleeves are not overly long like some other softshells out there and the fit is perfect for me. There is enough room beneath for one of the 60 gram synthetic insulated puffies that all major gear companies seem to make these days, but my down sweater was too thick. I found it to be the right balance between weight and warmth. You can probably take this jacket down into the 20s with the right layering underneath. Have not tested with wet weather yet but can attest that its wind proof claims are accurate. The micofleece lined collar and pockets are divine. I also love the look of the jacket. It's a burly bomb proof softshell hiding as an everyday wearable piece that doesn't make you look like you are heading out on an expedition. The areas under the arm and directly on the sides are of a slightly different more stretchy material, allowing for more freedom of movement. This is a very jumbled and unorganized review. Just writing stuff down as it comes to me. The collar is a bit stiff but I'm guessing that will work itself out eventually. That's all I have for now. Would be glad to update after a couple months of serious winter weather, which is headed our way shortly.
October 24, 2013
Good Product But Fits Very Very big
I bought this product for both function and appeal. When I received it, it felt very nice and looked very nice. The quality of this product is excellent. The sizing on the other hand is terrible it fits way to big and the arms felt like I could fit both my arms in one sleeve. So I would recommend this only if you like you clothing to fit very loosely.
October 23, 2013
Size & Fit Guide
Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
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.
How to Measure
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
Returns are accepted within 30 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.