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Men’s Whirlibird™ III Interchange Jacket


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Style# 1466185
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowboard


Three jackets in one – a warm, repellent Omni-Heat® liner; a waterproof-breathable and critically seam-sealed shell; and a combination of both – giving you ultimate versatility to stay warm, dry, protected and comfortable in fluctuating winter conditions.

  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective and insulated liner
  • Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed
  • Zip-in and 3-point Interchange System
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Drop tail
  • Underarm venting
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Interior security pocket
  • Media and goggle pocket
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Modern classic fit
  • Center back length: 30.5”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowboard
  • Style# 1466185

  • Omni-Tech Shell
    100% nylon Legacy twill
  • Shell lining
    100% nylon embossed taffeta
  • Inner jacket exterior
    100% polyester Microtex Lite II taffeta
  • Inner jacket lining
    100% polyester Thermal Reflective Microtex
  • Omni-Heat inner jacket insulation
    50% polyester/50% recycled polyester, 80g OH
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.
Water and Stain Repellent

Technology Videos

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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-Tech (tm)
Protection that's waterproof and breathable, guaranteed.
Play youtube video about Omni-Shield (tm)
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.


Men’s Whirlibird™ III Interchange Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best yet I've owned several 3-in-1 Columbia parkas, and this is the best of them all. Last one held up for more than 5 years until it started to lose water repellency, even with a couple of different treatments. This one is comfortable, well-designed, and plenty warm & dry for long dog walks in New England winter. I've had it for over 3 months now.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking, well fitting jacket Beautiful functional excellent fitting. Well made attractive.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent product but disappointed. My first Columbia jacket was great and performed very well. This jacket is decent at best. I was very disappointed that the waterproof feature did not meet the standards Columbia boasts. Water soaked into the fabric after a while and did not repel. Omni heat performed very well. Omni tech not so much. Size runs small.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good performance Keep me warm in strong wind.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the "old Whirlibird" I had a Whirlibird in high school and it was the most amazing jacket ever literally other than the Bugaboo... When I saw this on the website I was so excited and purchased it right away It looked sort of similar to what my old one did, when I got it however it was very different . The collar came to the middle of my neck and is too low to block any wind. I wore it skiing once and the omni heat pieces faded or fell off under my arms and in the sleeves. When I stretch up and jacket rides up what happened to the radial sleeves, high. Collar and embroidery on the back of the collar saying "Whirlibird", Either make a retro release of the whirlibird like you did the bugaboo 86 or start making them right....
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cyber green: Actual color is too bright,different with the color on the website OMNI-HEAT really can keep body warm. That's the reason I brought a third one. But the color (Cyber green) shown on the website has a huge differece with the actual one. It's a very shining green
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Runs very small, poor fitting jacket The coat is great yet the fit is very poor. I normally wear an XL coat yet I read that the coat runs small, so I ordered an XXL to be safe. The XXL is snug on me and 2 other people I had try it on who wear the same size as me. Frustrating. I had to leave town and had to wear the jacket...snug and all.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made coat that serves the purpose This is my second Columbia Parka with the interchange system. The first has beyond lived up to my expectations so I decided to buy another. So far I am very pleased, the Omni-heat works very well, I've been wearing this coat in our current cold spell (-5 to 10 degrees F before the wind chill) and feel quite comfortable. The outer shell fabric is slightly lighter and softer than the shell of my older titanium era parka and the hood is def. a little lighter but so far it feels a little warmer just not quite as wind blocking. I would def. buy it again but would probably consider the next model up with a touch more insulation just for the added peace of mind if I were to get stuck out in cold like this. Has all the great features I love about Columbia including the under arm vents, chest pocket and hand warmer pockets which have been improved with a lining that's actually almost like a micro-fleece.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whirlibird III Literally just came out of a snow storm in Chicago after walking 1/2 mile in 20 mph winds at about 18 degrees, and the Whirlibird jacket performed great! Never once did I feel cold and all I had underneath was a cotton long sleeve shirt. The snow flap really helps to keep the infamous Chicago winds out. Worth every penny!
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jacket! Living in NE Montana with the bitter cold and wicked winds, this jacket is AWESOME! This jacket kept me warm on our coldest day which was -38 c, wind chill -52 c. Good testament to this jacket is buy it in the winter and check it out, you'll love it. Not to mention it looks good too! Can't wait to hit the slopes knowing I'm staying warm with my new "Whirlibird III Interchange Jacket".
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend for quality/Disappointed in design features Bought this jacket with layering in mind. To that end it serves well for cool season. Not sure yet how warm can go with just shell. Quality materials and construction, but ... In current bout of extreme cold I have found some of its design to be lacking. When I wear any layer below (such as a fleece) or even a scarf, it is uncomfortable to impossible to zip all the way up at the neck/chin (with liner zipped into shell). The size of the jacket is ample elsewhere to permit layering below. Well-designed cold-weather jackets have a flap at the neck that reaches across to close comfortably. At the wrists the closures are nice, but without pleats here it is difficult to pull sleeves over gloves. This jacket amazingly does not have a 2-way zipper. For a jacket of this cost, and from Columbia, I'm really disappointed at these design omissions in an otherwise quality product. I ordered it to have for cold weather and now I feel stuck with a jacket that I'm not really pleased with.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men’s Whirlibird™ III Interchange Jacket I purchased this Jacket after much research it arrived the day before X-mas and the temps where in the teens to mid 20's and the jacket performed flawlessly in those temps,now 2 weeks later here in Southeast Minnesota we experienced a polar vortex of very cold air we had temps -22 below zero with wind chills of -45 degrees and i had to walk into work from our parking lot which from the parking lot was a bit more than a 1\4 mile with -45 degree wind chills and i have to say i was very impressed how the jacket kept me warm and kept the wind out ,the only thing i would hope for them to do with this jacket is to make an insulated hood for it the hood on it is just a tad thin it did keep the wind out when zipped up but an insulated hood would help keep the face a little warmer with those wind chills of these temps i understand its not that brutal of weather all the time and for that the jacket worked great Thanks Columbia! great product.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied Jacket fit was very comfortable not real baggy like some jackets. It is very warm with the omni heat liner ,but not too warm, I went sledding in 20 degree weather and didn't sweat or feel cold.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect all around winter coat I bought this coat for my 17 y/o son. He loves to go snowboarding and this coat is perfect to hit the slopes with. He stays nice and warm even in subzero temperatures.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat. This coat is fantastic. Very warm and functional. I thought the Omni-Heat claims would be a gimmick, but I was wrong. Never a cold minute wearing this thing. Size seems to be very true. I'm 6' and 155 lbs with long arms. Medium fits like a glove. Columbia has long been a preferred brand for my family.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing jacket This coat is so warm - visited Chicago during the single digit temps and massive snow. Didn't even know I was outside! Kept me dry & warm but didn't get sweaty.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for winter sports I purchased this coat for my teenage grandson. It kept him warm and dry for hours while he was snowboarding.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warning! Omni-Heat flakes off. I bought a Whirlybird about 2 years ago (earlier version, but same reflective liner), and now I've noticed every time I take off the coat, it leaves shiny flecks of silver all over my cloths and skin. I have only worn it for about 4 months out of the year fr short periods of time, and have never needed to wash it (it's otherwise in mint and clean condition). I was reluctant to by the coat in the first place because I was afraid the Omni-Heat thermal reflective layer was just painted on and would eventually wear off. It looks like my fears were right. Do not buy anything from Columbia that has this reflective layer; it will not last! I have been a Columbia fan up until now, but I'll be looking for a better brand from now on. I'm covered in Omni-Heat glitter as I'm typing this! "Grrrrr!"
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Winter Jacket This is a great overall jacket for winter. One day after receiving the jacket, we had several major winter storms. Despite high wind and snow, this jacket was extremely warm. I look forward to trying without the liner in warmer weather.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice product The fit is great. I am 5'9", 165 lbs and ordered the large. It is a bit big in the mid section, but fits nice in the shoulder area. room for a couple layers and the coat will not get restricted. Very happy with the coat.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 thumbs up Not much to say, I just love it.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket!!! I am in the northeast where it is currently very cold, and I am glad that I purchased the Whirlibird III, because it has kept my core very warm. This jacket is very well designed, and really protects from the wind when it is closed. Keeps you dry, and most importantly keeps you very warm with the Omni-heat. Great job Columbia!
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket or should I say 3 jackets! My husband is very pleased with his new jacket. has not worn the two together yet. We live in Bermuda so not needed here, but plan on using at Xmas in the States.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Jacket I ordered this jacket almost two months ago and wanted to wait until snowy weather arrived before I wrote a review. There are only a few negatives to this jacket that I have found. The first isn't really a negative, but I found the underarm vents felt annoying and in the way. I eventually grew used to this so that wasn't much of a concern. Second, whenever I have both jackets together and wear items on my wrist like a watch or certain bracelets, the inner jacket's sleeve wouldn't come all the way down and I'd see the Omni-Heat dots. I felt as if I wasn't getting all the coverage I should have been. Lastly, I found that while Omni-Heat does work, wind would get into the jacket from the collar even when it was fully zipped. A scarf fixed that problem and now my core stays warm. All the technologies do as they say. Omni-Heat really works and it works very well. After the wind problem was fixed with the scarf, I was never cold. You can feel the heat when you take off the jacket. The jacket is also very breathable. My core has remained the perfect, comfortable temperature no matter how warm or cold it is outside. From 50 degree weather down to 20 and under, my body remains warm, but not uncomfortably warm. The only time it gets too warm is when I first enter a well heated building, but the underarm vents help cool me down. Also, it truly is water and stain resistant. The water beads up when it rains and I've gotten coffee and other things on the outer jacket, but it all comes off without leaving a mark. I've only ever gotten my pockets wet so I can't say much about the wicking, but the pockets dried quickly when they did get wet. I think about how very satisfied I am with my purchase every time I look at and put on my jacket. The pockets are plentiful and roomy, the skirt fits nice and snug, and it is an overall great looking jacket. I removed the hood and it felt like I had a whole new jacket. It looked like a jacket that can be worn in a professional office setting since I bought it in black. This is the first product I have purchased from Columbia and I am extremely pleased. I look forward to buying more of its products. Thank you Columbia.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatility you gota love Here in Minnesota the zip out liner is invaluble! This jacket keeps out the wind and saves your heat. Definitly performs as advertised. Love it!!
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jacket This jacket is really a great product for the money, however I've had to return the particular jacket that I bought, because the jacket ran a little small. I bought a L and received it today, tried it on, and it seemed to fit great. ( I was measured) However, when I crossed or lifted my arms, the jacket got pretty tight around my back, or would lift up too high above my belt line for my comfort. The only reason I rate the function a 4 is because of not being able to completely test the product in the cold, and it was not true to size. I bought the "Ridge 2 Run" pants in a L and they seemed to fit perfectly. The jacket felt very warm, all pockets were very warm, comfortable, functional, and overall is a great product. I'm sure when I receive the XL jacket, I will be very pleased. Return shipping is not paid for, so be careful.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interchange jacket Warm, wind and waterproof. Great combo. Fits snugly but not tight, sleeves are just a bit ling for me The only thing I would change would be to add good reflective trim, like SOLAS patches to improve visibility in the dark.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One deceptive coat This coat is extremely light weight, but deceptively warm regardless. Those little silver dots on the inside of the liner trap a ton of body heat. I haven't even really needed to put the shell on yet, because the liner traps enough heat to make 25 degrees Fahrenheit tolerable, even with a light breeze. The one mistake I made was throwing the liner on a chair with the inside laying facing upwards. My cat decided that she was going to lay on it, and then decided that it was so warm that she didn't want to move when I had to leave for work. Buy with confidence! It's a great coat!
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket with great features ~ as separates and together I am very happy with this purchase. I have tried both the inner jacket and the outer jacket so far and I think they are both terrific. Together when the weather gets worse, I know that I will be warm!
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whirlibird III Product came as advertised. I wear medium jackets from Columbia and this is no exception. The weather has not gotten cold enough yet to truly test the thermal properties of the jacket, but I have little doubt it will perform as advertised. That is the reason I am giving the product a "Good" overall review. I don't have all the information yet to rate it as "Excellent".
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect companion going into the winter I personally think its the ultimate in versatile winter jackets.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect coat I love the interchange functionality. The liner itself is nice and warm on fairly cold days, but the outer shell works great for autumn mornings when it is just chilly or rainy. When things get really bad, I put the combo on and it keeps me warm and dry. I also really like the underarm zippers. I didn't think it'd make much of a difference, but it really does let you dump heat pretty quick.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket For Pacific NW!! Purchased this jacket for my husband as a replacement for an older, well-worn Columbia Sportswear jacket. He typically wears an XL and this fit perfectly. It has all the features and benefits he was looking for. Well worth the money!!
Date published: 2013-10-12
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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

Shipping Information

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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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