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Men’s Widgeon™ Wader Shell


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Uses: Hunting
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Style# 1618691
Uses Hunting


This lightweight, INTERCHANGE compatible waterfowl shell is crafted of supple, ultra-quiet exterior fabric that’s fully waterproof and breathable, while a thermal reflective lining retains body heat without adding bulk. Watertight zip pocket comes in handy. Hunt on.

  • Omni-Heat™ advanced reflective
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
  • Interchange compatible
  • Watertight security pocket
  • Cargo pockets
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Center Back Length: 26.5"
  • Imported

  • Shell: 100% Polyester Stretch diamond rib
  • Lining: 57% recycled polyester / 43% virgin polyester mesh
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Men’s Widgeon™ Wader Shell is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality gear Shell is oversized to accommodate layering. I usually get a large, but switched to a medium for a better fit. Insert the turbo liner and you've got a super warm setup without too much bulk... Pockets unsnap to extend out making it easy to grab shells with light gloves on.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Widgeon Wader Shell Many improvements since the first Widgeon Parka I purchased in the early (80's?) The left breast sipper closure pocket, shell holders in pockets with bottoms, pocket drains and side pockets, hood fit with built-in tighteners and adequate visor, light, water and windproof with reflective lining and sealed seams in and out. I used the jacket this winter in an open motor boat on lower coastal rivers of southern Oregon. Without a liner, the jacket fit fine for on and off over a life vest to shield from cold winds and rain showers. One change to make--leave 1/2 inch of bare material on sleeve cuff adjusters to grab with cold fingers!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Omni-Heat Technology and Tape Seams I purchased the Bottomland Widgeon Wader Shell for duck hunting as an alternative to another well-known brand coat that I have, which is heavier with a built in liner. The Widgeon is similar in fit to the older Widgeon that I had, BUT is lighter. The drawbacks that I found are the the Omni-Heat coating on the interior of the coat and the tape seams. For instance, the tape seams are perfect in function, but Columbia chose to use a black tape seam for some reason, rather than the brown seam used for the zipper which blends in with the coat so well. The black tape seam results in black "racing stripes" on the sides and back of the coat (these are not shown in any of the photos on the website). The other drawback is the reflective, metallic Omni-Heat interior. On a sunny day of duck hunting, this results in a flash from the coat if it's left unzipped, which goes against its intended purpose. I've resorted to using the coat only while zipped to reduce the exposure of the interior to sunlight. The coat, itself, is a great fit and weight, but these two cosmetic fixes would make the coat much better. Despite my opinion of this particular coat, I still support Columbia, and you cannot beat the limited lifetime warranty.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Duck Slayer Great overall product. Very warm and functional, I would recommend this jacket to any waterfowl hunting enthusiast, but I should've ordered an xl
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from widgeon shell jacket excellent jacket 100% water proof recomend it great quality im 5.9 order medium fits perfect and inner ziper zips up right with my other brand liners. what i didnt like it went on sale right after i bought
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product from a great company Always wanted one and now i finally have one and my son has one as well
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Ordered initially a large but when I received it, it wore like a blanket, way to big. Returned it and ordered a medium and it fit good. It is thin and light weight. However, I recommend the liner which is a great compliment to this jacket in cold weather. The technology will only work if you one is creating heat, movement etc. But just sitting in a tree stand or duck blind, you need liner or a several layers.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch HOOD and Shell Pockets I love this jacket. I have several other brand hunting jackets and I like those but when it is raining or fowl weather I always go with this one. The hood keeps your head perfectly dry and with the liner jacket and a omni heat quarter zip I'm actually a little toasty. The shell pockets hold a full box of shells. The only thing I would change which I haven't tried the new model would be the hand warmer pockets are kind of small and I have small hands. I love how this jacket fits over waders. Must get if you duck hunt.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great wading jacket for fly fishing News flash, this isn't just a waterfowl hunting rain jacket. This is a great foul weather Jacket for fly fishing. It is a great value priced considerably less than the high end fishing outfitters.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WATERPROOF This is my 2nd wader widgeon jacket. The first one I purchased in 2011, it had shell holders on the front... please bring those back! I have had all the high end $300 plus waterfowl jackets, however this jacket (shell) is the only one that has always been waterproof, even in the worst storms! They run a little large I'm 6'0 190lbs and I wear a size L, keep in mind it's a shell and meant to be used with their liner or layering clothes. Recommendations for Columbia: bring back the pull out shell holders on the front. Make the chest pocket fully waterproof, meaning on the inside of the jacket as well. Put a couple waterproof pockets on the inside of the jacket (none)
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hunting jacket I guess I am old school but I don't like the plastic that lines the liner and shell.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Widgeon Quad parka This was a replacement and the service was excellent. The new coat is better than the one I returned. I am very pleased and will continue to wear Columbia products.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all season hunting jacket This jacket was worth every penny. I actually bought 2 of them. It's lightweight and breathable for those early season hunts, but designed to be worn with layers to keep your comfortable even on the coldest mornings.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Timber Jacket This jacket works great in the timber and the slightly larger fit allows me to wear some warmer cloths in cold weather. I use it only when it's raining and it's kept me dry.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great waterproof outer garment. My primary interest for this was as a shell over my liner in cold weather and outer wear in fluctuating weather conditions. It is warm, good quality and true to fit over a liner. By itself it is slightly oversized. I have a lot of good results with Max5 as well as Max4. I purchased it with the short version Widgeon Shell. Both garments have Omni Heat and it works well in the field. I chose the short model because I either wear Waders or Bibs in cold weather. Water fowling runs from September through March with a number of of weather challenges. Well made with plenty of pockets and a built in cap style hood.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterfowl gear Between friends and family we have eight of these and by far the best waterfowl jackets we own. We have had them out in driving rain, sleet and snow, temperatures down to -15 and have stayed perfectly warm and dry. Was real happy that Columbia brought them back, only wished they still had the shotshell tubes like last years model. Would buy these again...
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I duck hunted with this jacket 11-28-15 in the pouring rain and was dry after the hunt. My 3 friends whom all had a different brand of jacket were wet. The built in cap feature is very nice and was something I wasn't expecting. It runs a little large in size but I think that is to accommodate for the liner/coat system you can zip into or out of. I purchases this in bottomlands because I duck hunt timber most of the time and will also use it for deer hunting on rainy days.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My New "Go To" Jacket I had some initial concerns about potential noise from the fairly stiff exterior fabric but those were eliminated during my first hunting trip. I combined the shell with a Widgeon bib purchased last year and the combination is dry and quiet. Eliminating the shotgun shell tubes on the outside of the coat and replacing them with shell holders in the cargo pockets has made this coat suitable for big game as well as waterfowl hunting. Making the liner jacket optional means that I can use some of the other liners I have accumulated over the years. The addition of YKK zippers has eliminated one of the only weak spots in previous editions of the jacket. And I particularly like the Mossy Oak Bottomlands pattern. It works well in a variety of situations. The jacket could benefit from a couple of inside pockets. It looks like this shell will be my new "go to" jacket from now on.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very short This jacket is exactly what the reviews say. It is made for the outside of your waders and it is very very short. I am at 5 foot 11 inches about 165 pounds and wear size medium, which is what I bought. The sleeves were perfect length with plenty of space underneath for multiple layers. However, when it says it is made short... It was made very short. With my arms straight down the bottom of the jacket was level with the top of my belt; when I raised my arms it raised to my belly button. Granted this jacket was made for waders, I would also like to use this jacket without waders. I tried while fishing and it was entirely too uncomfortable having to keep pulling the jacket down to my belt. If you are worried about the quality of this jacket, you do not have to worry, but if you are skeptical of the length I probably would look for a different style.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket! Absolutely love this jacket! keeps you warm and dry no matter the conditions. The shell tubes and the shell holders are a great addition and allows you to carry nearly a box of shells on your person if needed when you start tossing them in all the additional pockets. I've recommended this coat to several other duck hunters and 5 of us now own this coat!
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Price I love the product. A bit more expensive than others. But I got 3 of them! Removable hood a big thing for me. Love the hood when I need it! I'd buy another when I need. I have 2 XL and a L. All fit me fine at 180 lbs and 6 ft tall.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Duck hunter I hunt 40 of the 60 days of duck season and I would recommend this to anyone. It is very warm and is very water proof.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastically Functional I purchased the Wader Widgeon II last fall, just in time for waterfowl season. I paired this with a pair of Columbia 5mm neoprene waders and went on a several hunts in Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas. This jacket is surprisingly lightweight and yet extremely warm. With this system, I could wear a columbia fleece pullover and this jacket, that kept me warm all season long. The pockets and shell holders worked superbly and I couldn't have asked for a better product. My only complaint, The jacket is not made in the vintage bottomland camo.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hunting jacket I bought this jacket at the begining of this last duck hunting season (sept. 2013) and it has been great. Very warm, lots of pockets, and it has a high waist/bottom of the jacket, which is very nice when you are out in the ponds, setting/retrieving decoys. It also has room for sixteen 12 gauge or 20 gauge rounds, plus seven pockets. Lots of storage room. It is the exact same pattern as my chest waders, and blends nicely to the Pacific NW foliage. All around great jacket. Worth the money.
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shell on the market ordered this jacket looking for a lightweight, fully waterproof shell to layer. the omni heat allows me to wear less layers which is great. awesome jacket
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A few changes Hand warmer pockets could be a quarter larger, Zipper pull could be larger for old and cold hands. Overall pleased with jacket.. Really waterproof. For the price it should have come with a liner..
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lite but also very warm The fisrst impresson was that i thought it was awful lite to be wearing in the duck bllind but after puting on the coat the warmth just fills your body,very impresive.
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Nice A quality jacket from Columbia. The size fits me perfectly. If I could change 2 things it would be to make the shell holder removable (since I really don't use it) and to make the hand warmer pockets larger to fit bigger hands.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men’s Wader Widgeon™ II I love my new Wader Widgeon II, and used it for the first time last weekend to go Duck hunting. It was below freezing, and the Wader Widgeon kept me warm, even after sitting in the blind for many hours with very little movement. I have to admit that when it came in the mail, I was a little surprised as to how light it was, and was afraid that it would not keep me warm. However, I was very pleasantly surprised, and would highly recommend this jacket to anyone that needs a light weight jacket that can be tucked into their waders.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Design flaws The jacket appears to be performing well but there are a few design flaws. First the hand warmer pocket entrances are very small. My hands have to enter the pocket with some force. The main zipper is very small in design. This is hard to thread and use in the dark, cold and with gloves on. The durability of the main zipper is suspect but so far so good. The interior head band application does not work well while wearing a baseball cap or stocking cap. I had to cut the band inside to make it work. Fits great when wearing no headwear but most hunters always wear caps of some kind?? The shiny reflective interior is a warm idea but when you get warm and open the jacket you are wearing a tin foil flag for ducks to see. Cool idea but poor application for a hunting jacket. Some sort of wrist-let that would keep water from entering the sleeve would be good. Most all jackets in this application have wristlets? Most all of the comparable brands and models come with the liner. Buying the liner separate puts this jacket in the sky high price range. So far the jacket is ok but several design flaws that would have been caught buy a actual duck hunter could have made the coat perform at its price point. Though I am a long time user and supporter of Columbia this jacket did not meet my expectations of Columbia's product design and application. I will still purchase Columbia products I just cant endorse this one. Sad in SW Washington
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Great jacket. This shell alone is pretty warm, but excellent when paired with the zip in jacket. It's fit a little small, I almost returned it for a medium, but when wearing chest waiters the jacket is great. No regrets would buy again. Lowest temperature I have been in yet was 29 degrees, I have no concerns about lower temperatures. I'm about 5ft 8. 165lbs.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelieveable Jacket Can't get any better !!!!!
Date published: 2013-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Although on the pricey side, this jacket is well worth it considering that I'll never have to buy another waterfowling jacket again in my life. Super cool design throughout, and the elastic in the hood is the greatest thing in the world!
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very functional jacket The integrated shell holders are a great feature. The hood fits well and allows movement without obstructing vision. Just the jacket I was after.
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Waterfowl Shell This is a very well-designed waterfowl shell. It's fairly warm by itself due to the Omni-Heat thermal reflective interior, but it also readily fits another layer under it (even zipped in interchange-style, if you prefer). The quick-load shell tubes come with 12 and 20 ga. adaptors, which is a nice feature. The shorter waist is well-suited to going over chest-waders, but isn't awkwardly short by itself over regular pants. There are lots and lots of pockets for calls, shells, extra layers, gloves, wallet and keys, etc. The hood design is great, with a tight-to-the-head fit, and various adjustments so you don't loose the peripheral vision that is so critical to seeing waterfowl approaching your blind. It's just a great outer layer for waterfowling in wet weather!
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great product. It preforms like it should. Wow. Its warm,fits great and is waterproof. I have long been a fan of Columbia all the way back the Quad Parka days. Keep up the good quality work. Thanks for keeping me warm and dry.
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very nice jacket To be honest, I have little experience with hunting clothing. I am new to the sport and still trying to figure things out. I chose this jacket because I wanted something versatile (big game, waterfowl, upland bird) and I wanted the camo print to not be too obnoxious. I appreciate the matching bibs, but have not had an opportunity to wear them yet. The chest ammo tubes are great. My friend laughed when he saw them, but stopped when he saw how well they worked with gloves. The elastic waist is tough - I would prefer the adjustability of draw cords - especially when pairing the Jacket with a pair of waders. The jacket can ride up and stay up. There is a pattern area of abrasion resistant coating on the right shoulder - maybe it is a rough spot to help seat the gun stock? Either way, great idea, but wrong shoulder. Not everyone is right handed. (You can send me a left handed model and I will return the gently used right hand model ASAP!). Two trips on the Columbia River, sub-freezing (but dry), and I stayed toasty warm. Even better, I took my first duck. I think this jacket will work out quite well.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Jacket This shell jacket is great. It retains an amazing amount of heat for being so light weight. Also this jacket moves with you, it doesn't fight you when shouldering a shotgun. So far I've been able to find uses for all the pockets the jacket has. I'm not a hood wearer, but this jacket has changed that, the hood wears amazingly close to a ball cap. The speed loader shell tubes on the jacket are very handy.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A guy who likes to hunt Bought this jacket because I needed a new shell for wet weather waterfowl hunting. The very first time I used it I knew it was the best jacket I have ever had. When the rain started to come down sideways I put the hood on and I instantly warmed up with the great wind and rain proof qualties of this jacket. It was so cold my hands were freezing and I started to use the hand pockets. At first I though they were small and hard to get my hands in. But then as the wind picked up even more my hands were out of the elements and easily slid out of the pockets. The only downside of this jacket is for the pricetag it should come with the zip in liners as the previous models have.
Date published: 2012-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Great jacket, very waterproof and great when the weather is less than ideal. With the jacket on I went into the river up to my neck and thought my day of hunting was over, however barely any water got into my waders, which really impressed me. Functionally, it is really lightweight while still being warm and does not obstruct gun pull up. Great jacket I would highly recommend it. I usually run between a M and L depending on fit and in this case the M fits perfect.
Date published: 2012-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you warm and dry with lots of pocket space Bought this coat to match my Waders in the Mossy Oak Breakup. I am pleased with the design and function of the coat. The quick reloading tubes are very convient when reloading with gloves. The winter hunts can be cold here in Utah but the omni-heat keeps you warm with just a base layer and a t-shirt underneath.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome I have bought 3 of these now. The best waterfowl jacket system there is.
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Jacket First wearing was in the rain and sleet. Jacket performed superbly. I stayed warm and dry. All the items in the jacket pockets remained dry. I loved the warmth without bulk. When, I pair this jacket with the half zip, I can forget about the weather and focus on the hunt.
Date published: 2012-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wader Widgeon Shell Great jacket...Very lightweight, warm, and waterproof! I use it for duck hunting and also have the bib overalls that go with it. They are great too. Best hunting outerwear I've had.
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dry and warm Great Jacket material allows for some stretch for good fit. Only con is you can't get your hands in the pockets with gloves on and without its still tight. All around great jacket. If your really going to hunt or be moving there is no reason not to buy over any other jacket.
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Duck Hunting Jacket I've put this jacket through the ultimate Arkansas waterfowl season. It's been dunked in flooded timber and withstood the mud of the rice fields. The interior of the hood has an elastic seam that stays on your head perfectly, which means no more hoods sliding around on your head while you're trying to keep your eyes on the skies (it is also removable). The zippers are waterproof as well as the jacket. It's fully seam-sealed which offers ultimate waterproof protection. I'm usually wading waist deep in flooded Arkansas timber, and the lower pockets have mesh netting to allow draining. Plenty of room for gear in the numerous pockets. There is an elastic band around the waist which makes it hard to wear under waders because it will ride up and get stuck. It's perfectly suited for wearing outside of your waders. I'm telling you, this thing is the real deal. Tough and full of grit. I'm looking forward to years of reliable use. Great product Columbia, very well thought out.
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket I can't see myself buying anything but Columbia.
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in Class My daughter, Ashley, bought me this jacket last year for Christmas. This jacket is better than great. On an ATV it blocks wind completely, even at 45 miles an hour. The pockets are plentiful and the top pocket holds my billfold, phone, and GPS. It is warm and breathes but can be thrown in a backpack, pulled out a week later and it still looks great. How good is this jacket? I will NEVER look for another brand or style. Duckhunting, deerhunting, small game hunting, or just going to the store, this jacket is great. AND IT IS WATERPROOF ! It is warm. Waste your time and look around if you have time to burn. I had rather just head to the woods wearing the best hunting jacket I have ever owned. Thanks Ashley. You did good !!!
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome fit and construction speed loader needs to be solid tube to make it easier to load
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two of the best into One I'm wearing a Wader widgeon Shell with a Wader Widgeon 1/2 under it. These two jackets make the best combo ever. Super warm and very easy to move around in what more do you want.
Date published: 2011-11-17
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit top
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit top
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit top
mens relaxed fit bottom
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
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 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.

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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.

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