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Boys’ Powder Lite™ Puffer


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Style# 1511601
Uses Winter


Ultra-light faux down meets a mix of thick and thin baffling lines and a sleek, durable shell fabric for supreme toasty warmth with style. The Powder Lite Puffer Jacket is also treated with water-repellent Omni-Shield® technology to keep you dry and protected during wet weather.

  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency sheds water and wards off stains to keep you dry and protected
  • Faux down insulation for lightweight warmth
  • Attached, adjustable storm hood
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1511601

  • Shell: Omni-Shield 100% polyester Luster DP taffeta
  • Lining: 100% nylon 210T taffeta
  • Insulation: 100% polyester Faux down 150g
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Boys’ Powder Lite™ Puffer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Great jacket, not too bulky but looks warm for active boys. Love the grey color, very stylish. I ordered L for my almost 8 years old who is a chunky little fella. 100Lbs and almost 5' tall. He normally wears 14-16 size tops in Husky size (it's not easy to find a jacket that would fit him comfortable with room for warmer sweatshirt underneath). Overal size was great but little tight on his chubby belly (wish Columbia had husky sizes). But that's just my boy. It would fit perfectly on normal size boys 14-16 or younger children (with room to grow). Unfortunately I had to return it as it arrived with 2 little holes ( 1 on Columbia letters and one above it). I guess machine sowing letters on the jacket had a glitch. Bummer! Return was easy. I'm on a search for husky size jacket. If I won't find it I will reorder that one. I highly recommend this style. You can't beat Columbia quality and look!
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from NYC Winters are brutal - Not thick enough I should've read all the comments. This coat is warm when its 50 degrees but not when its 32 degress outside with blistering wind. I didnt realize how thin the coat was until I received it. My son appreciates it because he can stuff it in his backpack but if you need warmth in really cold temperatures, opt for a thicker jacket.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boys jacket Jacket was true to size. Looks great on my Son.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect puff jacket I have been looking for a similar puff jacket replacement for over a year since my son out grew his old one. I tried different brands and just not working out with my picky boy. Finally, I found this puff jacket and it is perfect. It is very similar to his old one. In fact, I think it came from the same manufacture who used to make jackets for Nautica. And it is way cheaper than a North Face one that feels thinner and less puffy jacket.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small but great quality My son is 12, 5ft 2in and weighs about 105lbs. I originally ordered the L thinking it would be fine. It was too tight in the hips and too short in the sleeves. I ordered him the XL and it fits great. This seems like a great quality jacket, although he's only been wearing it for a couple weeks.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight and Warm Tired of seeing the kids bundled up like the "Stay Puff" Marshmallow Man? This is the perfect coat. Light weight Warmth. So much easier to run and play when you have a warm light weight coat. This is his second coat. He out grew his first one. It was in such great shape we "handed it down" to the neighbors little Dude.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Son likes jacket This jacket is warm and not bulky. My son doesn't like heavy coats and I was prepared to send it back if he didn't like it. Fortunately, he likes it and it packs well. Like other "puffer" wear, it compresses to a small area.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had to change size Return was easy. Bought another size after I returned. No problems. Great jacket for active boys that don’t like heavy coats but need warmth.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just in time for the cold. Great coat for a kid that moves a lot. Well fitted and breathability.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jacket is great. Jacket is light but warm. My son can move around comfortably. Fits well and long sleeves is perfect. Normally my sons arms are just too long and this fit perfectly.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks good but too thin for winter i had return it cause it is thinner than it looks on the photo, too thin for winter may be good for spring
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My kids loved the jacket
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lite puffer coat I like the coat because of the fit and functionality. The hood gives good coverage and comfort, the length covers what needs to be covered, the lite puffer allows comfort and safety for use in a car seat and warm when we get out to play. This was bought for our grandson and it meets the parents requirements. We bought one last year and it was great. One day we found it on the street in the slush and snow and run over by traffic, apparently it fell out of their car. We recovered and washed it and the coat came out as new. Very satisfied with this product.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent Warm, cover the head and fantastic
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Cold Jacket I purchased this jacket to my child, he has 5 years old and he love it. Materials are good and the quality is A+.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket My 12yr old son loves this jacket. He says it keeps him warmer than his Columbia winter coat. I really like the cinched sleeves, as they fit right over gloves. The hood is a tad loose, but if a hat is worn it should fit perfectly.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks nice, seems functional Overall good coat. My 13-year old loves the bright colors! It seems warm (hasn't been cold enough here yet to really test it). Sleeves seem too long for the size of the coat. Coat is a bit long overall, too, but I wouldn't go down a size because then it might not fit him for very long.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Red Great value. Runs little small if you have long arm.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice jacket nice quality, sharp looking, would buy again
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Coat - Runs small Overall the coat is great. I bought one for my son who is 5. The size chart states an XS fits a 6/7 so I got him that one. Its very tight fitting and I will need to get him a larger size in about a month since kids grow so quickly.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found a great fit I'm 5'3 weight 127lbs slim/fit body, XL size fits me very well. It has taken me a long time to find a good fitting puffer jacket. I tried Men's Small but they look baggy and long on me. Though I do wish they had interior pockets (there's none). Thanks Columbia
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This coat is perfect for mx 10 yr. Old son . I bought a size medium 10-12 and it fits him perfectly. I thought it would run a little bit bigger but it fits comfortably and its ligjtweight yet warm. He loves it! Awesome coat does run a little small but fits my son so if you want extra room ...size up . Thanks Colombia☺
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket This jacket does run very "slim"...no room for layering underneath, but I don't feel there is a need for layering. The jacket has warm fill. No need for it to be super thick. Medium fits my very slim 13 yr old well.
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from functional and good quality Bought for my son. Wears it almost every day. Fits him well, and so far has stood up to his 3-year-old lifestyle.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat My son had a Lands End 3-in-1 coat and it was the most frustrating coat ever. The inner fleece coat sleeves would always hang way out of the outer shell sleeves (like 4 to 5 inches!) and it was hard to get his arms in the fleece and the shell if he was wearing a sweatshirt. Frustrated, I wanted to buy him a different winter coat but one that wasn't so expensive because I had already spent a lot on the other coat. I bought this one and he loves it! It's lightweight but warm, fits great (he's about 4'10" and 85 lbs and he wears a large), and looks great. I'm not sure how warm it will keep him once the January/Febuary sub-zero temps hit, but I'm hoping with a sweatshirt, it will be perfect and he won't have to wrestle with the Land's End mess at all this winter.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits to size Loved Material and color its not too bright. I had to return to Large size my son is slim but long arms.
Date published: 2015-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little coat. I purchased this coat for my two boys 5(xs) and my slim 8(s). I always have my boys wear sweaters under them because they aren't very thick. I am ordering a size up for my oldest son because with a sweater under the coat it gets tight. My boys love them.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good purpose jacket for mild winter weather The jacket's form is straight fitted, so don't expect to wear layers underneath. It is a much thinner jacket than expected, but guess that's why it is called "lite". We bought a heavier jacket for our son for true winter weather, but this jacket is perfect for cold fall days/ mild winter days.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm Coat I have a 7 year old son that I bought this for Minnesota winters when it is above 20 degrees. We have yet to see the cold weather, but he complains about how hot it is when he tries it on. He is an average sized slim kid and it fits ok around the body, the sleeves are a bit long, which is ok as he sometimes resists wearing mittens. He is excited to wear it.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from product made for thin boys i bought for my son. but if he uses the jacket wearing a thick hoodie it will fit very tight
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my Boys Great coat!!! We live in the midwest and it is cold and wet here. The waterproof shell is great for the rain and wet snow that we have been receiving lately. Plus the coat keeps our boys very warm even though it is not thick.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too small I bought a M (10/12) for my 8 year old who is very slim and when he put it on, the jacket was very snug. It also seems a little too flimsy for a winter coat
Date published: 2014-10-31
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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
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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