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Men’s Powder Down™ Jacket


http://www.columbia.com/mens-powder-down-jacket-SM4261.html SM4261
$175.00 $250.00
Style# 1509221
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Guaranteed Waterproof
Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1509221
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


Around town or on the mountain this versatile hooded down jacket keeps you warm during cold-weather outdoor activities or everyday errands. The thermal reflective lining amplifies the natural warming power of 650 fill power insulation and Omni-Shield repellency helps shed stains and sprinkles. Fully-featured for all your snowy adventures it has underarm venting, a drop tail, media and goggle pockets and a snap back powder skirt.

  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency resists stains and sprinkles
  • Waterproof-breathable fabric
  • 650 fill power down insulation
  • Attached adjustable storm hood
  • Helmet compatible hood
  • 2-way underarm venting
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Waterproof zipper
  • Interior security pocket
  • Media and goggle pocket
  • Ski pass pocket
  • Comfort cuffs
  • Drop tail
  • Modern classic fit
  • Center back length: 32”
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shield exterior
    100% nylon Nuevo Rip
  • Omni-Heat Lining
    100% polyester Thermal Reflective Microtex
  • Down Insulation
    85% down/15% feather down
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by So warm Bought to dad, he loves it, soft and so warm. He said it's the best coat. October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great Jacket for Minneapolis winter Great jacket with all the necessary features to keep you warm in the tough MN winter. As another reviewer noted, the only complaint I have is the small internal pocket, only suited for an ipod sized device. The rest, great Jacket, warm + light, this is my first down jacket and i will go back to on down. I got it half price and its worth it, full price I do not know. But I never pay full price for stuff. January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works for me in PA I bought this jacket for long winter walks with my dogs. I live in east central PA region where average winter temps range approximately 10°-32° in the evenings, plus wind. I'm 6"-2", 190 lbs and wear a 36-37" long dress shirt sleeve. The large fits me very well. I have an older polyfill Columbia jacket that is OK, but wanted something warmer. This works great with either a t-shirt and mock crew pullover, or on extra cold days an added sweatshirt. I like the extended sleeve and comfort cuffs and powder skirt - no cold air on the wrists or up the back. On colder days I wear a fleece balaclava with the hood up and I'm toasty warm. Because the zipper is designed to be waterproof it is a little snug running. I realize the jacket is primarily a ski jacket, but I sure do appreciate the extra features you wouldn't normally find on your average winter coat. I also like the black print pattern - different but not too flashy. All in all very satisfied. December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great coat but fits very big! My son loved this jacket online! Ordered it for him as a Christmas present. Since his current medium Columbia just fits and he is still growing, I ordered a large. It is humongous! The coat is of excellent quality and looks very warm and functional but waaaaay too big. Unfortunately, there aren't any available now online. Will have to return. December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Its the bomb but needs an upgrade... As an owner of multiple Columbia products, I am always excited when I add to the collection. The brand has excelled at creating great quality and putting products on the hanger that perform as advertised in the designated conditions. This puffy was purchased as a ski jacket and is a beautiful piece. It fits true to size, has the necessary pockets, powder skirt, cuff adjustments and an adjustable, removable hood that actually works. My only complaint is the size of zipper used on the front of the coat. Too small! C'mon guys and gals, how can you design a great, functional piece and not put a big zipper on it. This is the outer layer! Owners/users will have gloves or mitts on riding a lift trying to adjust a zipper that belongs on a pant fly. Really? I expect better and will have the zipper changed out with the local seamstress or tailor to something more usable... as you should have. December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chicago Deep Freeze Certified When temps reached sub zero temps, all that I would add to my winter ensemble would be a scarf and hat - the hood itself is great and i love the drawstring quality of the hood and around the waist to keep the wind out. This is a great quality winter jacket. It is a puffy jacket being down - this is expected however Columbia does a fine job of minimizing the fluff factor while maximizing body heat retention. I will put on my jacket say 10 minutes before i leave in the morning and the heat that I build up (with only a polo short sleeved shirt and white tanktop undershirt) will last me even on those gusty days when the winter wind cuts at the skin. A samsung galaxy 5 smart phone does NOT fit on the inside breast pocket however fits perfectly on the outside breast pocket. Every pocket is zippered and the zipper track is wind tight. I love the soft pockets for bare hands, they are lined and warm. The sleeves lining have like a spandexy type deal around the wrists so that wind stays out of the sleeves. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quality - i feel like i can get many years outta this jacket if I treat it right. I did notice a miniscule amount of feathers sticking out from seams however they were soooo tiny and i doubt that this will be an issue. December 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Really Big I ordered this jacket in a size small for my husband and it is just huge. The body is big and boxy and the sleeves are Hulk-sized. I'm not sure if there was a mistake with the cut because he has several other size small Columbia jackets which fit nicely. It's a shame cause we like the style and it's really warm but it has to go back due to the poor fit. December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men’s Powder Down™ Jacket Love the Black Print. I take my dog outside 2 hours a day . (English Setter) So I really put to the test Down Jackets to see how they really keep the heat in ...cold out.Last couple winters here in Pa have been pretty cold. I usually wear a tee shirt and a long sleeve mock turtle neck. I will follow up later in the winter with how this jacket does. One thing I noticed is the Media Pocket on the inside of the Jacket could be bigger. I have a Samsung S5 and it comes no where close to fitting in this pocket. Which is a bummer brcause that was one of the things I thought was neat about this Jacket. It's a good quality Jacket something I have come to expect from Columbia. Looks like there could be a tad more Down stuffed into the Jacket. But sometimes that can be misleading , Down is a powerful insulator. Most of my other down Jackets are 550 fill and this one is 650. I can hardly wait for that first 15 degree day (with the wind blowing) to check this Jacket out!!! November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good and warm I'm a men from a tropical city and for the first winter in NY. It keeps me warm when I'm outside. It's a little large but still OK. January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I Hope Columbia Creates and Improve More of These Powder Down Jackets As an Active Man ,I Love This Coat. I Am Ordering Another For Myself. I Wear a Wicker Long Sleeve Under Garment and T Shirt with My Coat. and I am Still Warm. Especially Here in Chicago. For 3 Days it was 15 below zero degrees during the day and 20 below zero at night. And Yes I was still warm. Thank You Columbia I Love your technology / improvement Keeping us warm :) January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Jacket It's a really awesome jacket. Really aesthetic and fuctional. I ordered a large one and it fitted my shoulders perfectly while the sleeves may have been slightly larger than expected. January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cold in Korea I am assigned in Korea with the Army and did not have a jacket warm enough for the winter over here. I ordered this Jacket received it in 10 days fit great very very warm even in the cold wind in Korea. This is a great winter jacket for very cold weather and stylish. I would like to thank Columbia for shipping to an APO Address a lot of companies do not. January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE THIS JACKET!! Great fit, looks good, good features. It keeps me REALLY warm. January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket A Winner!!!!!! I bought the Down Powered Jacket on sale for $179.90.It is worth the full price of $250.00.I bought it during some very cold weather this jacket past the test with flying colors Columbia Sportswear has a winner with this jacket I bought the extra large fits like a glove. January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Insane!! Coat!! I just bought this coat and let me tell something i live in chicago where cold was invented! And i laugh at the cold. This is a very warm jacket! A+++! and very comfortable. The coat looks heavy but it isn't that's what i like most about it! You would not regret it if you buy this coat! January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent protection in winter I'm no skier, I just wear this jacket on colder winter days, and it does an excellent job of keeping the cold out and the heat in, even on windy days (where the hood helps a lot). The duvet-style padding is thick enough so I don't need to wear multiple layers underneath, but not so thick that I look like the Michelin man. When I get indoors, I just take this jacket off and I'm done. One other thing, the lining is slick enough that it doesn't bunch up when I'm putting my arms in the sleeves, which happens with another winter jacket I have. All round, well worth the money. Hopefully, it should last me a few years. December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant! I have had the coat for a couple of weeks and love it. Went downhill skiing last weekend in Minnesota and was never cold at 20 F. December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Jacket! Feels great! Very light and has a ton of nice features for a single shell...vents, waterproof, waterproof zipper.... I am not sure how long the waterproof coating may last, but other than that my wife and I both picked up this coat! Shopping at the employee store definitely helps with the budget....as this is pretty expensive! December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent warmth & comfort without weight This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. It fits well, does not restrict movement and keeps me warm in very frigid conditions and it looks good. December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfy and functional I've had a few days out on the slopes with this down jacket, I really like the down! It's a great/trendy looking jacket and for the weight of the jacket it's pretty warm, to0 warm on 20-30degree days. On super cold/windy days like the recent days here in breckenridge I would recomend wearing a fleace underneath it to provide an extra layer of warmth, otherwise it was warm enough but could have been a little warmer. Like I said it weights nothing and honestly feels like you don't have a jacket on. Only thing I would like to see for this jacket is an XL Tall size, I have long arms and had to go with a XXL to get a jacket that fit right. Otherwise keep making jackets like this Columbia! December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good For Ice Fishing, Skiing and Long Winter Walks My husband bought this jacket and it is the perfect all-around winter jacket. He uses it for all of the above and more. You can wear it to work and on the weekend. Black is the best colour for all uses. The feathers come out once in a while, but the same happens to all down filled coats... January 3, 2014
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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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