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Men’s OutDry™ Ex Platinum Tech Shell Jacket


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Style# 1674791
Uses Trail


OutDry™ Extreme is our first ever waterproof and breathable fabric technology constructed with a waterproof layer on the outside and soft, wicking fabric inside. Traditional raingear uses interior waterproof membranes which don't allow for air flow, and water-repellent coating that degrades over time. With OutDry™ Extreme, the rugged exterior is an incredibly water-tight membrane with millions of microscopic perforations that let water vapor escape through a wicking membrane directly fused to the shell.

Part of the Titanium line, this insanely waterproof shell is fully seam-sealed with bold, external seam tape and features a helmet-compatible hood, 2-way underarm venting and articulated elbows. This shell also features high-tech Light Rail™ zippers on the chest and hand pockets and reflective detailing to keep you in sight at night.

  • OutDry™ Extreme - The Pinnacle of waterproof breathable technology
  • Fully seam sealed
  • External seam tape
  • Bonded visor, hem, and cuffs
  • Attached hood with peripheral adjustability
  • Helmet compatible hood
  • 2-way underarm venting
  • 2-way centerfront PU Vislon® zipper
  • Articulated elbows
  • Light Rail™ zippered chest and hand pockets
  • Adjustable contoured sleeve cuff
  • Drop tail
  • Reflective detail
  • Center Back Length: 30"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1674791

  • 100% nylon
OutDry™ Extreme
Membrane Outside, Dry Inside.

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Our first ever waterproof and breathable rainwear with a tough waterproof membrane outside and soft, wicking fabric inside.


Men’s OutDry™ Ex Platinum Tech Shell Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Winter and spring testing Pros: excellent waterproofing, durable, exeptional breathability, good price for the quality. Cons: loose fitting hood (hangs in your face), not completely wind proof, sticky zipper pulls, poor velcro straps. Overall great jacket! I tested it tree planting and snowboarding out in the kananaskis valley (windy place) and it was amazing had to layer up a little extra in winter but with some good down layers its unstoppable. While I was treeplanting the jacket was snagged on branches, poured on for full days, covered in dirt and pesticides and rubbed by cheap bags hours at a time and it still held up stupendously. I would recommend this for hikers and bush explorers. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket Good breathable product, little odd to get used to the fabric, but nice coat. If you want a little less "rubbery" look get the white. I like the high pocket design keeps things from moving around if you are running from the police or just running. :) With that in mind not sure I would actually use it for running more like everyday wear and hiking seems the niche it fits. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally no chemical coating required! Early review one month in ~10 rains, 2 jogs. Size: I ordered a medium which turned out to be a great fit for me despite my height. I'm 6'2", 175lb, athletic but not bulky build. The arm length is long enough to cover wrists even when reaching forwards. The helmet hood is obviously big when not riding but I just fold the hoods visor back. I can wear a sweater underneath which verges on snug but its not a problem for mobility. Waterproof: I live on Vancouver Island and march with this jacket has been awesome. I will try remember to update this review after a whole rainy season though. The material feels durable and like a smooth low friction thin light rubber. The jacket beads water as well as spreading it like wine in a glass. There has been no wetting out or saturating. Breathability: Jogged at 8 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes before feeling too much heat retention. Taking off hood, opening the huge armpit vents and pockets, lowering zipper cooled me off quick. The jacket is completely fine to wear for hikes in the rain. Features: Outside chest pockets great size for phone and wallet. Hand pockets are too high putting my elbows at almost 90 degrees. The bottom of the hand pockets is above the bottom seam line 6.5" from bottom of jacket. Hood is adjustable with the usual system. Build Quality: All the seaming and taping looks great. The material feels very durable. The zippers are well built. Pocket zippers have jacket material that closes them up. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps you dry but a few design changes needed The coat lives up to its billing as àn excellent waterproof jacket; comfortable and dry inside and out. My only negatives are that: The hood is designed to accommodate a helmet but this is too large for everyday users. I expect the majority of people buyingthe jacket will want it for hiking style use, but the large hood catches the wind and tends to fly back. The fabric discolours where it is touched by grease or oil, such as from your fingers. This appears to be an unavoidable aspect to the Outdry fabric. Otherwise I love the coat and Im less worried about the weather forecast. SK (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job Tested in Vancouver. Kept me dry, and didn't feel as if I was overheating. Have not tried any distance with a pack but the material works well in contact with any wet. This jacket will serve me well as the outer layer as I had room for a light fleece underneath. Hood could use a little strap to prevent the front brim from hanging to low over my eyes. But as I usually wear a baseball hat in rain its not an issue. I will use this bicycling and was really happy with the sleeve length(36"). Bought the blue colour, a little bright, but got lots of positive comments. I think this is really good value for the money spent.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shell Jacket I'm not a big guy, about 5'9", 160 lbs with 42" chest. Large fits perfectly with room for an insulating layer underneath. The interior of the jacket has a velvety feel that's easy on the neck. The pockets are large enough for a gloves and liners plus a hat/balaclava and goggles. Nice reflective accents--I ride a bike. Hood fits perfectly over my bike helmet. Everything is stitched, so no problem with heat sealed seams failing as far as I can tell. It's not an ultralight jacket but so many other jackets lose their water repellancy and "load up" in the rain. This jacket appears to solve that issue with an exterior that looks very water repellant. So far the jacket has worked beautifully.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hard Shell Excellent Hard-shell with only a few small issues. The breathability is excellent, as my first test was skinning for 2.5 miles up hill at 10500 feet at a sunny 40 degrees---with the pit zips closed(!). The only moisture in the jacket once I stopped was a few drops of condensation on the back (where I was wearing a non breathable backpack). The inside of the jacket dried out in two minutes once I took it off. When I did later want to vent, the upper pockets and pit zips worked great (except the pit zips seem set back too far and is sometimes difficult to unzip unless you are flexible). The material might be almost too breathable (or should I say air permeable) since it often feels like the wind can get through, which is great to prevent over-heating, but does not keep you very warm. The hood adjustment, as others have mentioned, is not the greatest, but will work with effort and time. The lack of a hang loop is a minor inconvenience. On my rain test, it just doesn't wet out---ever. Some have said it is loud and crinkly, but my marmot PreCip is way louder. It does feel very thick and heavy, but I am used to it now, and it feels bomber. Overall an excellent hard shell for serious weather during skiing and mountaineering. Very pleased overall (except the epically slow shipping from Columbia---7 days from Portland to Utah!).
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I thought. I was trying to replace a Columbia Titanium shell from the 90's believe it or not. This shell would work well for 3 season rain but I needed it for alpine skiing, snowshoeing and winter wear.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Peru Trekking First day of 6....hiking to Machu Pichu via the Salkantay pass...Rain and hail. My trekking buddys laughed at my "rubber" rain coat until we arrived at the lodge and I was DRY. Very Dry in fact. I wear a medium in charcoal grey. 5.10. 175lbs. Jacket fits comfortably even with light puffy underneath. The hike was never a sprint but it was uphill all day at 12,000 to 15,000 ft. Never over heated. I agree with other review about main zipper. It is sometimes very difficult to make work. needs to be smoother. overall...great product.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from looks good runs small in the chest......the black is more of a very dark gray. i have not used it as i will return for a larger size and different color.. I bought the Platinum, not sure what the Diamond model is about. on line photos should show in the inside of the jacket.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dry Inside and Out I volunteer with the Washington Trails Association building and maintaining trails and this is the rain gear I have been looking for - keeping the rain out while allowing body moisture out. After working all day in constant rain I was completely dry with no dampness that occurs with my other rain gear.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rain jacket! Love this jacket!! Feels great and looks great. Water sheds off of it and it still breathes great!
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from breathibility low Since as they say: "Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.", my review is not going to focus on the looks of this jacket. Let me just state that for me the features count more than the looks. What made this jacket appealing to me was the promotional statement about permanent water repellency of the outer membrane. This sounds like a great idea since all other conventional rain jackets loose their DWR pretty quickly and when the outer fabric starts wetting out, the breathability collapses. Unfortunately this jacket's breathability turned out to be pretty low. After about 40 minute hike in Columbia Gorge (OR), the inside fabric was totally soaked by sweat, especially the sleeves. Maybe there is a reason why Columbia does not provide any numbers from breathability tests?! On a positive side, it has to be stated that once you stop sweating, possibly on a trail's descent, the jacket dries out pretty fast. My conclusion is that while the concept of the membrane on the outside is one that may have a future, the implementation of this idea in this jacket does not fulfill the promise. It will be interesting to see if a more breathable and durable membrane can be invented or if a really durable water repellency for outer fabrics can be developed. We shall see. In the meantime, this jacket is going to be returned for failing the real life breathability test.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did What I wanted it to do I don't write product reviews but thought this merited my comments. I have been very unhappy with Goretex products when I hike. I over heat quickly and need to have the moisture wicked away so I don't get chilled in cold weather. I have been unable to find a rain jacket to keep me dry and to allow my sweat to evaporate. This past weekend I completed a 36.8 mile hike in the rain and snow. I started the day with 3 layers but quickly went down to just a merino wool t-shirt and my Columbia jacket. I completed my hike in 10 hours and 28 minutes and was comfortable the entire time. I am SO happy I bought this jacket!!!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable Rain Protection I have worn this jacket through a number of spring season downpours. The waterproof performance was perfect, with zero wet-out. The fabric is breathable and supported by under arm venting. Based upon this jacket outperforming my expectations, I'm going to buy the pant! RECOMMEND
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Men’s OutDry® Ex Platinum Tech Shell Jacket I own the stinger color. All 3 colors look great and so far I'm very pleased with the Outdry extreme technology of Columbia. Highly waterproof. This particular model has a great breathability due to 2 under arms zippers with 4 additional anterior pockets with meshline behind that allow your sweat to ventilate easily. This shell jacket is also wind proof but won't help in the winter. You gotta wear another layer underneath like a sweater to keep you warm. Jacket runs small (slim fit). Size small is ideally for someone from 5'6"-5'10" slim fit (around 150 lbs) with hem cord adjust. There's barely enough room to add a sweater behind it. Measurements in size S: 20 inches from under arm to under arm. Center front zipper is 30 inches. Back length is 31 inches. Cons: Because the hood of this model is compatible for the helmet so it is big and falls in front cover your eyes. I can't believe for the price of $250. Columbia can't get a hood adjustment loop in the back of the hood. I would recommend this jacket for hikers but not at the price of $250.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Sheds Water The outer fabric does not wet at all. Water beads up and stays beaded. Once it is out of the rain the jacket can be removed and is dry on the outside with a vigorous shake or two. Really like the plethora of pockets. About the only drawback I've found so far is that the 2 way zipper tends to stick a bit when unzipping from the bottom. Have lubricated the teeth with paraffin and works a bit better but still not perfect.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Good Buy Haven't had a chance to try it on a rainy day yet. It's still Winter here. It appears to be the same fine quality I usually get from you folks. However, I was disappointed to find there is no loop to be able to hang it on a coat hook. Just about all of the other coats and jackets I have purchased from you do. Considering the price, I am puzzled as to why this one doesn't.
Date published: 2016-03-16
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
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
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
How to Measure
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

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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Shipping & Returns

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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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