The Vamoose 590 TurboDown features an outer shell with a slightly canvas look and feel. This fully seam-sealed, helmet-compatible, Interchange ski jacket also features a snap-back powder skirt and all the bells and whistles one needs for a day on the mountain, including a 2-way, waterproof Vislon front zipper and a pass pocket.
Lining: Omni-Heat™ Reflective Lite lining 100% polyester
Insulation: 550 Fill Power Down, 80% Duck Down, 20% Duck Feather + 40g Microtemp XF II 100% polyester
Omni-Heat™ Reflective Thermal Reflective Warmth
Omni-Tech™ Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.
Like a down jacket on steroids. But it's legal.
Magic in a littlesilver dot.
Breathable material with little silver dots that reflect body heat.
BREATHABLE &GUARANTEED WATERPROOF.
Air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable guaranteed.
Men’s Vamoose 590 TurboDown™ Interchange Jacket is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Perfect- if you're stocky & don a helmet...I've owned roughly 10-12 different (all but one titanium) winter/ski Columbia jackets In the past 15 years. And everything else Columbia offers from gloves, hats, belts, socks, sweatshirts, fleece pullovers, shorts, pants to their pricey but very nice fishing/hiking button-up shirts. Never a wallet nor shoes/boots... yet. Consistently the sizing on their button up shirts, pullover fleeces have been problematic. Never until now have their jackets been so far off sizing wise. ALWAYS large were spot on.
I'm 6' & 185ish lbs. well, shirts- their mediums consistently have sleeves that barely reach my forearms, the larges- Santa can join me- that is, they'd fit if I had a 38"+ waist and/or sporting a 46" chest. In my 20s, I nearly did- at 220 lbs.
40 yrs old now my true/actual measurements for a tailored suit/fitted shirt: 15 neck, 35 sleeve, and a 43" chest, waste: 34" & 32" inseam. So for casual clothing- generally a 32 or 33" waist and a large shirt or top fits ok. Depends on brands more often. Ugh.
Columbia- I need their 34" waist but can pack it in a 32" in the warmer Wisconsin months; rather, a few weeks post winter holiday feasting. Now, the rest of the story.
I received a warranty credit on one of my prior 3-1 titanium ski jacket- Omni-Tech inner membrane decided to detach or shed itself truly out of nowhere mid-winter. Well, except that I'd owned and sparingly used the jacket for more than a half dozen years- never misused/washed it wrongly. So it was: Columbia was generous with their warranty credit- I probably could've saved $$ by not shipping it via USPS- but they credited me less than a week after I mailed it.
I struggled between getting a medium vs large. I regret getting the large. Albeit I can return/ship/exchange it, it's not in stock any longer. Boo.
But the jacket- inner liner: the yellow TD, very nice, but has splotchy black peers thru from the DUCK down fill that almost appears like dirt if one doesn't look closer. But is sufficiently warm- but it's again way big in the mid section The jacket looks very nice- sturdy but stylish near-canvas exterior- yields a matte look, zippers aren't too cooperative if in a hurry, and the pockets are simply good and efficient AND don't require a database inventory/location log for memory purposes of which of 120+/- areas did I put my keys/wallet/jackknife/receipt for cocktails mid-slope/credit card/wife's purse/wife's friend's hat/kids' Pokémon cards/freshly awarded speeding ticket/groceries/pens/tablet/daily planner/sunglasses/nun chucks, etc. You know what I mean.
I don't care for the hood too much- but that's simply because it is virtually useless in casual wear: unless vision is of no concern- then its ample size is, well, amply sized to accommodate a beach ball-sized melon, your average football helmet or I suppose a skiing helmet- of which, I never have combined any helmet use with my hoods. Ever. One last thing on the hood: I purchased a black jacket, the picture shows the inner lining of the hood being yellow – it is not. Black throughout. No biggie.
Brass tacks: wind/water protection is outstanding. If it fit better it'd be better best. And it'd be more prone to fashion/casual wear for me- because it's a classy look. However if it comes to be that I need to wear a hoody and fleece underneath, well well, plenty of room kids, "come on in."
Indeed, no prob- I'll be fine if strip-poker ends up on the day's activities agenda- moreover, AND of the most likelihood, aim at functional while merely being warm, dry and not too worried about survival in nasty nasty weather- and perhaps you want to don a football helmet? Alas- spot on- this is the best thing ever-ish.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of
Everything I was looking forI recently purchased a Vamoose 590 Turbodown Interchange jacket to replace another Columbia Interchange ski jacket I bought seven years ago, which had become damaged during transit in baggage on an airline flight (part of the zipper melted; I don't know how). Columbia was unable to repair the original and gave me full credit (great customer service!), which I used on the Vamoose; it happened to be on sale, which was a bonus. I spent quite a long time in the Columbia flagship store in Portland trying to decide among the many ski jacket options, both in terms of functionality and size (Large vs Medium). In the end, I decided to order the Vamoose online, even though it was not available to try on in the store, because it was one of Columbia's top-of-the-line jackets (Titanium), had the interchange functionality, and was advertised as being quite warm (it has the tiny Omni-heat silver dots to reflect and retain body heat).
I've now worn it on two days skiing at Mount Hood. The first day was quite cold, and lightly snowing part of the time. I wore the jacket with a few layers and was a bit cold in the morning, but I think that was more because my gloves weren't warm enough, rather than any limitation of the jacket. Once I got in several runs, the jacket felt fine. Although the outer shell is somewhat heavy (it has a sturdy canvas feel), it was quite maneuverable--I was able to get around on turns on steep slopes without any problems.
The second day (today) it was really storming: 18 inches of fresh powder, winds gusting to 30 mph, and temperatures in the low 20s (wind-chills close to zero). The jacket performed great. I especially appreciated the ease of getting the hood over my helmet, the convenient chest pocket for my lift pass, the combination side entry and top entry hand pockets, and the extra length. I got a pair of hand warmers, and had no issues with the temperature all day.
I've also worn the jacket a few of times to work, both with and without the liner. It looks quite professional (I have the black version), and works well as a rain jacket (important in Portland). I've received several positive comments from colleagues about how it looks.
Overall, I rate the jacket very highly. It's an excellent value (especially for the discounted price I got on sale), seems very well constructed, fits well, has pockets where I need them, and kept me both warm and dry on the slopes under intense conditions. The shell is definitely heavier than the one I replaced, and looks less like a traditional ski jacket than some of the other models I considered getting. The size runs a bit large, compared to the one I had before, which is fine with me. The only thing I would change would be the color of the liner--the golden yellow looks a bit gaudy when worn by itself. It would be nice if there were an option to get a different liner color. But that's a very minor concern.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of
Super WarmBought this to replace the Columbia Carvin jacket that just wasn't warm enough. I wore it night skiing last night, temperature was in the 20's with a 10 to 15 mph wind gusts and I stayed nice and toasty warm. The length of the jacket was perfect as it was long enough to stay lower than the top of my Columbia Slopestyle ski pants. Normally I am a large but that seemed to be too snug so I opted to go for an XL and that seems to fit well.
The ski area that I went to had the electronic gates where you just need to have the ski pass in a pocket so I had put it in the pocket designed for it and it had no problems reading the pass. The pockets were plenty big enough that I had no problems hold a few bottles of water in the.
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.