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Men’s Electro Amp™ Core Vest


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Style# 1468701
Uses Winter


This extremely warm, weather-repellent vest features Omni-Heat® Electric technology for battery-powered, push-button heat, making it equally suited for everyday use in extremely cold climates or during intensely aerobic activities that require intermittent periods of rest.

  • Omni-Heat Electric, thermal reflective and insulated liner
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • 1-point Interchange System
  • Interchange compatible
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Interior pocket
  • Center back length: 26.5”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1468701

    100% polyester Mint Synthesis DP ripstop or 100% poly broken twill cross dye
    100% polyester Thermal Reflective
    50% polyester/50% recycled polyester OH, 100g
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Water and Stain Repellent

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Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Magic in a littlesilver dot.
Breathable material with little silver dots that reflect body heat.
Play youtube video about Omni-Shield (tm)
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.


Men’s Electro Amp™ Core Vest is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the Average Joe I do wear this vest on a regular basis as something that is an intermediate for the weather changes at the beginning part of the spring and fall. The battery pack does hold out for a fairly long period of time, especially on the low setting. And really, the low setting is all that I really need. I rarely switch to the other heat settings. This biggest thing to be concerned about would be finding the correct size. It does run on the smaller side of what you actually order. I have a medium and it almost feels like it should be an in-between-er of a small and medium, but having that snug feeling definitely helps with feeling warm despite the moments of feeling a little uncomfortable due to it feeling a little tight.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from product has excellent features have worn it 6 times has not been cold enough to try the electronic heat with the battery pack but i am 100 percent satisfied with the vest it is a sharp looking vest and fits like a hand in a glove
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electric Jackets Rock I purchased the electric vest because I can no longer get a jacket. The electric program was the best thing columbia ever did, and I hope they can find a way to get through the glitches and revive the program. Word of warning, Columbia's jackets run a bit small. I am either a medium or a small with Columbia products. Everywhere else on the planet, I am safely a small.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful additions to our Columbia outerwear My husband ordered them and we gave these to each other at Christmas. They are cozy, attractive and lighter than expected. I have worn it for playground duty under my omni heat knee length coat and my husband has done the same under his omni heat traveling into Manhattan. Battery lasts as advertised especially if you put it on low which is sufficient to keep you warm. Wearing them saves travel range on our electric car battery by not needing to heat car interior, too.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Sizes run slightly small. I ordered a larger size after reading online reviews.product is as described,good quality and nice looking vest.heats up quickly
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The vest was easy to set-up and instructions complete. Battery life on Medium lasted about four hours. Great product and excellent Idea.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Runs very small ALthough the concept was wonderful, this garment ran very small. I had to return it.
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Caveat Emptor! Men's Core Amp Heated Vest This heated vest works provides comfort in single digit weather... great for hunting. OTH, Columbia does not support additional batteries for this product nor does it give alternate sources for additional batteries. Buyers should be aware of this.
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sized Very Small Too bad since quality is very good but my XXL vest is closer to XL size and no XXXL size is available for exchange. The chest size is too small.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from eye catcher OK this is the coolest thing since, waterproof trail running shoes! This vest is so awesome, I can't even begin to tell you. Even living in WA state, this heated vest comes in handy. So far after 5 charges, the battery life is accurately listed at about 4-5 hours on low power. You can definitely feel the heat on high power but it drains the battery a little quicker. The LED light on the front of the jacket is quite the conversation-starter! Everyone wants my vest! Regarding the size, it runs a little small. For me (6'1", 165 lbs) the size Large is a perfect fit.
Date published: 2013-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Vest I must admit that this vest is a bit of a "head turner". The little LED indicator light catches a lot of attention. This is great vest. All the parts work. Just have to read the instructions. The sizing runs a little small. This vest does not solve all my warmth issues, but I am very happy with my purchase and was compelled enough to write a review. Portland, OR !!!!!!
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As expected So I fortunately had the opportunity to visit an actual Columbia store at the Mall of America and was able to try the vest on. I originally tried on a large, but as other people mentioned, the bottom of the vest has little to no give, so actually zipping it up could be a potential problem. I purchased the XL and it fit perfectly; I am 6' 215lbs athletic build. I find that the omni-heat part of the vest is substantial enough when indoors or if wearing a long sleeve underneath. In the occasion that you wear it as a jacket or put a short sleeve on underneath, or just live in the frozen tundra, the "heat-on-demand" is very nice. It does take a few minutes to warm up, but after about 5-10 minutes you are snug as a bug. People have been mentioning battery install issues, however if installed correctly it is really not a problem. The battery itself fits in a pocket designed for just the battery, the orientation of the battery does have to be correct as there is a side port of the battery pocket for the cord to connect to the battery, much like a hoody or backpack with mp3 accessibility. The weight of the battery feels like a cell phone and is really not noticeable unless you are thinking about it. Obviously in a perfect world there would be no battery and the vest would run off our own body heat or something, but that's not the case. There is a battery, it fits fine in the pocket, weighs the same as a cell phone, and does have a running life. If you conserve energy and turn it on for short periods of time as needed, you will find that the design and insulating properties of the vest are more than substantial to keep the warmth in. To use this as a substitute as an actual jacket is ridiculous as there are no sleeves. So if you get cold easy, wear a jacket over it. But on a fairly warm day in the winter (30-50) and are staying active, you will be fine. Sorry for the rant, but one last note. I realize there are only two colors offered online. But in the actual columbia store, the vest I purchased was, gray on top, and black on the bottom, so keep that in mind if you don't like the blue colors offered. And as a final note, you will get a lot of attention for wearing this vest and having it on, as most people aren't used to a bright light being emitted from clothing, its a great conversation piece and my girlfriend loves to steal it, as she is a freeze baby and wears what looks good but not what is practical. You've been warned.
Date published: 2012-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Almost a perfect vest Before I start this review, let me mention that I am 5'7, 160 lbs and slim to medium build. I ordered a small in this vest. I have 2 issues with this vest. 1.The bottom of the vest is not a drawsting, or elastic. It is a solid material with no stretch, and is cut rather small. This creates the weird situation where the body of the vest fits fine, but the bottom where you have to zip it up doesnt close, or takes alot of extra work to close. 2.The Battery pack is too heavy. I think columbia should work on creating smaller batter packs. When you combine the fact that most ppl carry around a cell phone, wallet, mp3 player already. Throw in a heavy battery pack and its not functional. The battery should probably be a circular shape instead of a square. Circular shapes fit into pockets better and have no edges. I will be returing my vest.
Date published: 2012-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not true to size The large size measures 40" at the chest. It is probably more of a medium or even small. The size chart did not mention chest size. The pockets for the batteries do not allow you to hook up the battery and still be totally enclosed in the Velcro pocket. It is still fully enclosed within the zipper pocket.
Date published: 2012-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Awesome So i ordered a Large vest and then had to reorder an XL because it runs small, but other than that it works great, i was a little confused at the fact that the vest comes with 2 battery ports but only one battery. Also the people that say it doesnt fit in the pocket with the connector plugged in, that is because you feed the connector through the side of the pocket for the battery there is a red opening for the connection. Also it works great, its been like 25 degrees F here and i wear the vest to work, i work outside, and it keeps me warm all day, i turn on the heater for 20 minutes to warm up and the heat stays in for the most part so then if i start to cool down bam hit it again. Battery life is my only concern as it only last 2.5 hrs on high, but i believe if i get another battery then it will atleast get me 5 hrs and then my life will be complete!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I have been satisfied with my purchase. However, the battery pocket is too small, especially because the output port is not on an end but on the side. I solved the problem by not using the pocket.
Date published: 2012-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Battery design needs work Upon recieving the product I went to insert the battery into the vest only to find out that the plugin connector attached inside the vest needs to be plugged into the side of the battery. This is aproblem because the pocket for the battery is only wide enough for the battery without the connector being pluggin in. With the plug in place the battery will not ffit into its location. Also with the battery in place the vest becomes snug.
Date published: 2012-11-15
Date published: 2012-11-07
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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.

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.

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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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