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With the ski-ready features he’ll need, this waterproof-breathable jacket equips him for long days in the frigid cold.

Boy's EmPOWder™ Insulated Hooded Jacket


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Style# 1680281
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports, Ski / Snowboard


With the warmth-packing combo of Omni-Heat® thermal insulation and a thermal reflective lining, this über-toasty, waterproof-breathable boy’s jacket equips them for full days out in the frigid cold, featuring all the ski-ready features they’ll need and a fun pop-color zipper and lining for bonus style.

  • 4-way comfort stretch
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Attached, adjustable, helmet-compatible storm hood
  • Helmet compatible hood
  • Media and goggle pocket
  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective and insulated
  • OUTGROWN™ grow system
  • Ski pass pocket
  • Waterproof zippers
  • 3M reflective detail
  • Chest Pocket
  • Comfort cuffs
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Hidden Napoleon pocket
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
  • Silicone grippers on powder skirt
  • Wind proof
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports, Ski / Snowboard
  • Style# 1680281

  • Shell: 89% Polyester, 11% Elastane
  • Lining: Omni-Heat™ Reflective Microtex Light 100% polyester
  • Insulation: 100g Omni-Heat™ Thermal Insulation
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.

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Boy's EmPOWder™ Insulated Hooded Jacket is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ski Jacket for Kiddo I had been searching for a ski jacket and pant for my kiddo for the ski season and tried a couple others before finding these and falling in love with them. Here is why: 1. super lightweight-he doesn't complain about putting this on because it's not big and bulky for his little frame 2. stretchy-like a dream. His jacket prior to this one didn't have any stretch at all and we didn't realize until we got this one that stretch is a must 3. Warm and Dry-Not once did we have an issue with keeping him warm or dry and he ski'd all over Mt Hood on sunny days that were a little warm and a little melty to super cold, snowy/icy days with blowing snow. 4. Fun colors- Not only did he love the color of the blue but it was super easy to spot him on the lift or on the snow 5. The best part was that his skiing improvement so much when he wasn't worried or complaining about his outfit. It was like night and day with these and I dread the day that he grows out of this and I hope that Columbia keeps making awesome technical kid stuff!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great kids jacket great for a kid that needs a serious ski jacket
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids jacket Cool colors, warm and comfortable, a bit too long which makes the pockets a bit hard to reach but other wise , great product
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with this purchase We purchased this for my son for Christmas and we are very happy. It looks fantastic, fits well and is very functional. My son is very impressed by all the features. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointingly not waterproof Purchased this coat in December of 2016 or January 2017 for my son. It kept him very warm and he enjoyed the coat very much. We had a very cold winter last year and not a lot of snow, so I was happy that it kept him warm! Because of this, we purchased the girls version of this coat for my daughter as well. This year we have had lots of snow and it has been fairly mild, my children have been warm in the coat but when they go out to play, they are both soaked through. Since this has happened on two coats, it seems that the waterproofing is not rated very high on these and that is disappointing as my kids like to play in the snow. When they come in to eat, we need to dry the coats in the dryer because they really are soaked through the fabric. It's upsetting that I am going to need to go by some waterproof spray to make these jackets work for my children to keep them warm AND dry. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great look My 9 year old loves this jacket. It's not too bulky and true size. He's not a jacket kid and he loves this one.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this Jacket The size is a little too big but I will still keep it. My son can use it when he grows bigger.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matthew 's ski jacket Great jacket love the lightweight yet warmth it provides!! He like the color combinations black/yellow.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seat area fades very quickly. Zippers are hard to get started. Narrow at bottom. Overall, waterproof and warm without bulk. The seat on the black jacket faded almost immediately. There is a white spot on the back after 2 normal outings. The zippers are remarkably hard to get started for a kids jacket. The jacket seems to narrow at the bottom which impedes with running.
Date published: 2016-12-22
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Boys' Sizes (inches)

Size XXS
Height 41-45 47 52 55.5-58.5 61.5-64 66.5
Weight 40 50 60 87 115 126
Chest 22-23 24 26.5 27.5-28.5 30.5-32 33.5
Waist 21-21.5 22 24.5 25.5-26.5 28-29.5 31
Hip 23-24 25 27.5 29-30.5 32-33.5 35

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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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