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Men’s Grade Max™ Jacket


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Style# 1475671
Uses Trail, Travel


Fortified with Omni-Wind® Block and a warmth-retaining Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining, this wool-like jacket is ideal for staying warm and protected during high-velocity activities in cold, dry weather.

  • Omni-Wind Block windproof
  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Zip-in 3-point Interchange System
  • Zip-closed pockets
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Center back length: 29”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail, Travel
  • Style# 1475671

    100% polyester windblock
    43% wool/39% polyester/18% nylon
    100% polyester Thermal Reflective
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Omni-Wind™ Block
Blocks wind to prevent chill
Water and Stain Repellent

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


Men’s Grade Max™ Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I was disappointed to learn this item was out of stock, and seems to be discontinued. I own 2 of these and absolutely love everything about the coat. It is the perfect weight for everyday use and is extremely warm even when temps dip into the 20's. It resists wind and rain although it is part wool. Additionally, the sizing is perfect for me. I am skinny, with long arms so typically have to get a large for the arm length (and have a baggy torso) or have a coat tailored for me. This coat in size medium fits me perfectly in every dimension. I sincerely hope, Columbia brings this design back as it is a wonderful product. I bought a second to have it just in case to my first.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jacket I used this jacket during winters. I have hiked during snow and it protected me very well. It is light weight and fits very well. I highly recommend it. I wish it was available in other colors as well.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Jacket Was looking for a mulit purpose unit not only to use with my heater change jacket but to wear only during less harsh weather days. Overall comfortable jacket and keeps me warm even in colder conditions. The sleeves we just tight, so wearing a long sleeve shirt is not easy. I would wear it to work and on many errands since it is lightweight it works great but the sleeves we just tight.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from tight sleeves The fit on this item seemed to be right. However, it was not comfortable for me. The sleeves were way too tight. Wearing a sweatshirt it would not go easily into the sleeve
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a muscle jacket I am not a very big guy, but the sleeves on this jacket are tight. Even with just a buttondown shirt on I felt tight in the sleeves. I ended up returning the jacket because of this aspect. I really like everything else about the jacket. Wish it would have worked out better.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I was looking for... I was looking for a jacket that was warm enough for late fall and early spring in Wisconsin and this seems to be it. The quality seems high.
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket This jacket is perfect! My son wanted something for everyday use but clean enough to throw over a dress shirt as well. It is a warm jacket with the dots liner which doesn't show when zipped up. It is a great jacket!
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 18 MPH Wind 6 degrees fahrenheit test Today I tested the wind block technology. It is currently 21 F with a feels like temp of 6 F with wind speeds ranging 18-25 mph. Many have stated that this jacket is more appropriate for a mid layer or an outer layer for late fall. However I wore this with only a regular t-shirt underneath and I felt as if I had several layers on. Yes, I could feel some wind but the difference is night and day between my older titanium jacket with omni shield and omni heat. The combination of wool and what must be the omni block made a significant difference. Being from the Midwest I would say my tolerance is fairly high for cold weather but can't stand being cold. I recommend this as a mid layer for the dead of winter, that being said I am impressed with how it stood up to the wind with nothing substantial underneath.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The One I Wanted It works great as a jacket in Fall. It works great when zipped into a shell jacket in Winter, especially for skiing. As always, Omni Heat is a big plus. It's the one I wanted.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Man's Grand Max Jacket My son loves his new coat. It's light weight and warm for our New England weather.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from impressed for the most part First off this is a great jacket and am very happy with my purchace. That being said there are a few things I wanted to touch on. First why all the Velcro across the cuffs? Do I need all this? It kind of makes the whole jacket look tacky and cheap a big eye sore when the rest was done with such precsion. Over all the omni-heat plus the wool blend are what sold me and I'm very happy with it's preformance.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great All Around Fleece This is my favorite jacket out of all my Columbia jackets and I own just about one of each type. Its comfortable, wind proof, and quite warm. I found that it's great for temperatures between 30-50 degrees. I mainly use it for mountain biking in the fall because its warm enough to keep me at the right temperature, not to bulky and the wind proof is very nice when you are at speed. The hard shell material around the cuffs is awesome and probably my favorite part of the jack because it wont catch on things like most fleeces do. This jacket can get hot when you get moving, it might not be the warmest when you're just standing still but as soon as you get moving the omni-heat gets you warm very quickly. Overall I would recommend this jacket to anyone.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good looking jacket This is a stylish, lightweight jacket which does a good job of keeping you warm and blocking the wind in most conditions. I had an earlier model but it did not work with newer interchange shells. Although this is a great jacket on its own, I was very disappointed that it is not an interchange model as described. While it will zip into a shell, it does not have 3 point system and zippers are not designed for interchange and are a litter longer than the shell of the same size leaving them exposed at the neck.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A jacket that can also be a middle layer First of all, let me give you a little background of myself: I live in Chicago. I ride my bike all year round. I'm 5'8" and 185 lbs. More muscular on my legs than my upper body. This jacket has three Omni technologies: Wind Block, Shield, and Heat: The first really blocks Chicago's wind, which was at times brutal during the Polar Vortex and also on normal winters. It does this very, very, very, very well! The second, keeps snow and rain off your body. Maybe, not heavy downpour rain (I haven't tested - and when it does, I may add a rain shell outer layer, which makes this a middle layer), but it held up really well on a have snow fall day. The third is what keeps you warm by keeping your own body temperature. Granted, this is not a very thick jacket, but I was kept warm, even rather hot when I'm riding my bike. Omni heat works well if you're moving about and generating heat. But if you're mostly going to be standing around and not moving a lot, you will definitely get cold. The fit, like a lot of people say is a bit weird. Medium size fits my torso and arms. I can still fit no problem wearing a light wool base layer a thin hoodie underneath. However, the sleeve can be a bit tight for guys with muscular arms. Also, there is no drawstring cord on the bottom of the jacket, so you really can’t tighten it as to not get cold when the wind is blowing. The end of 2013 and beginning of 2014, with Polar Vortex, the temperatures have been below 0 degrees in more times than it has ever been since I've lived here. Yet, this jacket is keeping me warm. So far, this has been an outer layer jacket. I get questions from people if I were cold, since I don’t wear too many layers. Most of them don’t believe that Omni-Heat kept me warm, just like I was a skeptic when I first bought this jacket. In truth, Omni Wind Block and Omni-Heat both work hand-in-hand with keeping me warm. One last thing: I rode my bike to work this morning wearing only my really light wool base layer and this jacket and I was perfectly warm and wasn't too sweaty.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish cool weather jacket - not super cold weather though This jacket looks great and is a nice hybrid between formal and informal style so you can use it at work or out with friends and it fits the situation either way. It is a bit wide/loose in the waist, no drawstring unfortunately. It is also a little long and tight in the arms just like other reviews say, but still feels ok as long as you don't wear a super bulky sweater or hoodie underneath. Good warmth on chilly days but only for late fall early winter temps. Anything below 30's F degrees and you are shivering - the omni heat isn't all-powerful and you really have to be active and moving around like hiking or skiing or walking the dog for it to do much good. It is advertised/hyped to be a little warmer than it actually is, especially if you are just standing at a bus stop or driving to work on a cold morning. Anyway, nice jacket overall - just a bit overpriced for its simple design and lack of heat in really cold conditions.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb This jacket is awesome...light,warm and good looking. Cuts the wind like no other jacket I have ever owned!
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Omni-Wind Block works great The coat works best in moderate outside temp, above freezing. Below freezing with the wind blowing you have to layer, it has been cold and windy here in Montana. The wind blows thru the wool outside shell and makes the Omni heat chilly. The sleeves are tight for layering. Great looking coat but made for above freezing temps. Very good quality. I sent the coat back because I was looking for a Wind-Block for below 32 degree temps.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The 80's called and wants their jacket back I got the jacket and put it on and am glad I read the reviews as it certainly runs a bit larger since I'm normally a medium so the small that I ordered fit just right. I tried it out during the frigid temps we were getting in Chicago which had -25+ degrees and I have to say it faired very well albeit I still had to layer. It's more effective at temps in the 30's. I was content with the styling until someone from work saw the reflective heat tech lining and mentioned that the 80's called. Lol.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from jacket not a parka This is a nice jacket, and I like mine just fine, but this is not a coat for very cold weather. If you are getting in and out of the car, or if the weather is in the 40's, this jacket is perfect. I for one felt the cold wearing this jacket say in the 35 temp range, being pretty surprised that others find it so warm. maybe i am just getting old.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husband loves this Jacket I bought this Jacket as a gift for my husband. I swore I was not going to try to buy him clothing again, because I get him things and he never wears them. But a co-worker had one like this and I just knew it was going to be a good buy. He loves the jacket and it's has quickly become his go to coat. He has bragged about how warm it is without being to bulky that I have ordered an Omni lined jacket for myself.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from quality product but irregular fit Unfortunately, this jacket had an imperfect fit. The bottom/waistband area would not lie flat on one side. Also, one side of the breast area would not lie flat. I love Columbia products and own many of them. Unfortunately this jacket was not designed perfectly.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional active wear My Omni-Heat reflective jacket is perfect for my active life style. Light weight and very warm. I would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Jacket! Overall the jacket is nice. It keeps me warm and looks good. However beware the jacket runs a little large and the color illustrated doesn't match perfectly to what I received.
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Good looking jacket, 3 functional zippered pockets for secure storage of keys, sunglasses, etc.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very warm and light Great Jacket. Cold wind does not get through. I love it.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket for cold & dry days This jacket combines wind protection and heat reflection for a great combo on cold, dry days. It does run a bit small so choose the size carefully...best to try one on before you purchase. It is not waterproof so enjoy it when the rain and snow have stopped for awhile. Another great Colombia product.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat I wore this my entire visit to Iceland, where we went on a few excursions and it kept me warm and comfortable. The thermal lining is like putting on an extra sweater and the design is true that it lets you dry out. I had to wear it with a rain coat often, but it was great not having to wear additional layers on top of the layers I did wear. This jacket worked very well while I was climbing and hiking on a glacier, snow shoeing, and now I wear it all the time. What attracted me to buying this? The thermal technology, the fit, construction, and the texture. The texture of the materials is soo nice. I get very tired of all the outdoors clothing being the slick, often shinny, and sometimes plastic looking. The cloth used for the main part outer pieces really steps it up.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jacket for Many Activities This jacket is true to size and very warm, with minimal clothes on underneath. It folds down easily to be stashed into a bag or wedged in tight spaces in the car. We have mild winters in NC, so it is perfect for this area.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Jacket I'v Ever Owned Many people compliment me on this jacket. I live in Ohio, and use it as a Winter Coat. If its below -0 degrees, with high wind i throw a cheap hoodie underneath of it, and keeps me very warm. Fits true to size and very business/professional looking. I would buy a 2nd.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket Very nice jacket. Appears to be constructed well. The sleeves are a little tight, if you plan on wearing a thick sweater underneath it may not be comfortable. Other than that, it's warm and fits true to it's description.
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Fast ship totally pleased
Date published: 2012-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! I recently purchased the Grade Max Jacket and I love it!!! I've worn it in temperatures of upper 20F to mid 30F with slight winds and haven't felt anything but the warmth generated by my body working with the incredible Omni-Heat technology. The Omni-Wind Block technology has kept the wind from penetrating the jacket and getting to me. This jacket has really kept me comfortable. I'm waiting to test it in mid teen deg F weather conditions where I have to be outside for long periods of time, but based on what I've already experienced I expect it to keep me warm. The only minor complain that I have is that the sleeves fit a little tight and are a little long, but the latter is handled by the adjustable wrist straps. Great product Columbia!!!
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performs well. Runs a little small. Can't wear over thick clothing. i.e. sweater
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightest warmth ever Wind has no chance against this jacket. Your own heat is reflected. Simply there is no where for cold to come in and heat to escape. Has a very thin athletic fit but who doesnt love looking like they just finished a cross country ski event. Overall Great jacket.
Date published: 2012-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits great. Blocks wind. Has 43% wool in shell. I am very impressed with the Men's Grade Max jacket/fleece. It has OMNI-HEAT, which is as good as Columbia says it is (it really is). OMNI-HEAT keeps me warm in conditions that would ordinarily have my body shivering. I simply won't buy a Columbia cold weather garment without OMNI-HEAT. As soon as I picked up the Grade Max, it felt heavier and more substantial than it appeared to be. That's because the shell is nearly 50% real wool in composition. This means that even during wet weather, it will continue to insulate (YAY WOOL!). The wind block is no joke; it just works. Even in heavy winds, all you feel is pressure against the outer skin of the garment. Unless you are completely stationary, NONE of the chill makes it through. Even when you aren't moving (think "hunter in a tree stand"), the chill is extremely minimal....and only because the actual jacket itself it being made cold....no wind penetrates. None. The Grade Max insulates FAR beyond its thickness and weight class. It is cut perfectly for active wear and has enough room for some warm undergarments as well (heavy weight thermal, sweater, active fleece, etc.). All zippers are identical to their snow jackets and are sealed. I know they say it's not Omni-Shield, but it sheds light rain like my Interchange shell with Omni-Shield. Just rolls right off like ti's scotch guarded. Adjustable cuffs are great and they have a little bit of stretch to them which adds to comfort and still helps keep the cold out. Another Columbia purchase that I am 100% satisfied with. Too bad they don't make one of these in women's. The wife liked my Grade Max so much that she ended up getting a women's Wind D-Ny.
Date published: 2012-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Jacket! I recently purchased this jacket and just got back from a trip to Alaska. Without this jacket I definitely would not have been warm enough. This jacket offers lots of warmth and wind protection. I have shorter arms (32"), so the sleeves can be a tad long on me, but I just simply tighten the cuffs and call it good. This jacket definitely offers a higher level of class compared with a normal fleece.
Date published: 2012-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable! I've only just received this jacket and am yet to try it in cold/windy weather, but it feels amazing. It's very comfortable, warm, and I like that the cuffs have an elastic stretch feel but can be tightened. The outer material also feels very durable. The only complaint I have is that it only uses three of the five interchange connections for my shell (doesn't use cuff connections). Like I said, I haven't used it yet, but I think it's fine without those connections because the sleeves are tight enough that they won't ride up my arm.
Date published: 2012-09-14
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

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