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Men’s Powder Lite™ Vest


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Style# 1748031
Uses Trail, Travel


The perfect complementary layer for active outdoor pursuits, the Powder Lite Vest offers freedom of motion while keeping your core dry and warm. A thermal-reflective lining retains body heat while water-resistant fabric, a drawcord adjustable hem and binding at the collar, cuff, and armholes helps keep out moisture and cold while zippered hand pockets and an interior security pocket offer safe storage.

  • Omni-Heat™ reflective lining
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Binding at collar and cuff
  • Binding at armhole
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Center Back Length: 28 in
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail, Travel
  • Style# 1748031

  • Shell: Storm-Lite DP II 100% polyester
  • Lining: Storm-Lite DP II 100% polyester
  • Insulation: 100% Polyester
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth

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Omni-Heat™ Reflective
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Men’s Powder Lite™ Vest is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Lightweight and warm
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MEN’S POWDER LITE™ VEST Omni heat material is excellent, design is stylish, great product, keep me very warm this winter. Even at 10 degrees below zero, or snow days or bitter cold freezing temperature. With the vest, I can go anywhere without worrying I may catch cold. I like best with the blue color, two pockets with zipper, and zipper to neck.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bargain Got this for $49.99 and feel as though I stole it at that price. Excellent fit and function with a rugged yet stylish look.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift/winter wear. Great gift for the BF for the holidays. Perfect for weather that won’t make up its mind.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is the second vest that I bought. It is very durable also fashionable.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's powder lite vest Vest fits well, very warm, love Columbia Sportswear products
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I have only had this vest for a few months and have worn it walking around town. Walking around town with a sweater and the vest in the high 30's and I get hot in the vesting need to unzip it for a bit. So far I'm happy with the quality of the vest. I hope it lasts.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Heaveir Vest I purchased this vest to wear when my Columbia fleece vest wasn't quite enough. I am very happy with this vest. It appears to be well made and fits great. It is lined with Columbia's OMNI-HEAT reflective lining which make it light weight but warm. Good value!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amaizing The best vest I ever wear, super comfortable and lightweight, look great and very warm. so happy
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warmth without weight I bought this for a family member. Fits body well, but runs a bit long. Color in Phoenix blue is modern without being too flashy. The best part is the Omni heat feature that makes it so warm without the typical puffiness. Got it on sale 50% off. A steal for the buyer. And, a very happy receiver.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very warm, great price, but runs small Really nice quality for the price, and quite warm. I originally ordered a large, but that was too big, so tried a medium, which is a little tighter than I normally like, but will be perfect when worn as a mid-layer.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest! Best best I've ever owned! Looks good, feels good, and keeps you warm!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice vest I’m happy with the vest. Is light and comfortable. That’s exactly what I wanted. It also looks good.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Vest in SoCal I live in Southern California so real warm clothes aren't a requirement. This vest and jacket keep me comfortably warm for most occasions here.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men’s Columbia Vest My husband loves this vest...so warm and stylish! Worth every penny..if ur wondering if u need this...YOU DO!!!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm vest This vest along with the Omni-heat really keeps you warm.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vest really recomendable, really usefull
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased I'm a huge fan of Columbia gear and I wasn't disappointed with my new vest. It's comfortable, warm, & stylish!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exelent product Fit correctly and the new insulated technology kip my body so warmed, I'm try to buy the other model now with same insulated sistem.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vest is wonderful! Bought this vest as a gift for my significant other. It fits him perfectly. It's lightweight yet extremely warm. Definitely worth a purchase!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too Long I am a size medium and when I got the Vest in the medium size everything was great except for the length of the vest. It's too long, it goes all the way to your mid hips, and that makes it look weird, I compared it to other vests that I have and it's around 4 inches longer.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great to supplement with a winter jacket I'm 6'3", above-average build, and the XXL fit well for me. Mine is the Rust/Blue Heron colorway and I've received a lot of compliments on the vibrant, yet retro color scheme. The Omni-Heat works well, as expected. Only two things to keep in mind of: 1. The collar can get hot when wearing indoors. 2. The vest is about 1 1/2" longer than expected, so it tends to bunch up when sitting down. Of course, this length may come in handy on windy days, I'm sure I'll find out!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and functional Bought this vest to get from the house to the office mostly but have been wearing it every chance I get. It’s great on those days that start at 28 degrees and make it into the low 70’s. It’s comfortable when wearing a seatbelt because it has a lot of give and flexibility unlike other jackets/vests. The arm holes are the perfect size to keep cold out without cutting into the armpits/shoulders. The pockets are very warm and the materials are all very comfortable. The collar doesn’t quite lay flat on one side, but that’s common and the length in the medium is a little longer than I expected, but it keeps you covered when sitting or bending. 9/10, great vest.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST-VEST!!! This vest has the warmth of a Puffer Vest but without ANY of the BULK!!! If you ever wear a vest as a mid layer this is the ONLY one for you - BETTER THAN A FLEECE VEST FOR WARMTH! IT'S REFLECTIVELY (HEAT GENERATING) technology keeps all your BODY HEAT LOCKED IN and CONSTANTLY the RIGHT TEMP! # No more WORRYING if you brought the wrong top because you can't go wrong wearing this VEST. BENIFIT OF BULK W/O THE BULK!!! BUY THIS ONE!!! Sincerely!!!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought as gift Exactly what I was looking for as a gift for my fiance'!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too Big I'm on the border between a LG and a XL, so I got the XL to play it safe and it was way bigger than anticipated. Had to return it.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great but a little big. I ordered this for my husband. He is usually a medium so I bought the medium vest. When it arrived it looked rather large, but him it looks fine, just has a little extra room for if he wears something bulkier underneath. It is a little long though.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Vest! I have been searching for a high quality vest for some time when I discovered this Columbia vest. The fit is very comfortable while the Omni Heat liner makes this vest warmer than other brands I've tried in the past. Every Columbia product I have purchased have been extremely well constructed, designed without a huge inflated selling price. (Unlike other Outerwear Brands). You just can't go wrong with your Columbia brand purchases!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest Works great on top of a fleece. Not too thick, not too thin.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest You wont go wrong with this vest not to bulky fits great nice and warm.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality for the price The quality of this vest is amazing. I got it for half price during a sale, but this thing is worth the full price. It has a pretty decent heft to it, I was pleasantly surprised when I first picked it up. I noticed within 5 minutes of putting it on that the thermal reflective lining is no joke, it works amazing! Be careful of the sizing. I had to return the large because the sizing ran a tad large. My chest, waist, and hips are 43", 32", 34" respectively at about 185lbs and 6'2". That did kind of put me in an odd spot. Chest size would suggest a large, but both waist and hips we barely catching up to medium. After trying on a medium and a large, I realized even though this is marketed as an active "body slimming" fit, it is still cut really generously in the waist area and surprisingly tight in the chest. I work out a little bit and have a v-taper going so I'm probably a bad example, but nonetheless, I would argue just how body slimming of a fit it is. The medium is slightly tight in the chest, but good in the waist. The large felt like I put on a sack. My recommendation would be if you're borderline, go with the smaller size. There's nothing worse than having that baggy feeling in your waist area where you can literally grab a ton of fabric with your hands. I've only had the vest for a few days, but I'm impressed. Quality is amazing; I'm surprised they could offer such build quality and materials at such a price. Now if only they could slim the fit down a bit.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect vest What else do you need from a vest? Comfortable..... looks good..... lightweight but keeps you warm..... I’ll wear it from now until April!! Buy one!!!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm This vest is very warm and is great to layer over other long sleeves.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best/vest! This vest is a good choice for people who want to use a soft and lightweight item! Nice materials and finish.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest Very light, warm and nice stuff. I like it to wear it at home and outdoors, as an inner or outer layer. Just a piece of basic wear you need everyday from fall to spring in Pacific NW. I am very tall so quite surprised I chose M size - however I am skinny as well and wanted it to fit me tight. The inner side is quite disco-like with this silver coating but looks not that bad. And works fine. I like it’s animal friendly so no duck or goose down. Simple design just a good vest.
Date published: 2017-10-22
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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.

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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