Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Powerdrain™

Columbia Men's Powerdrain™

This powered-up version of our original Drainmaker offers great fit and support.
Overall rating:
4.579 / 5
4.6
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5
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Rating breakdown 38 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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36 out of 38(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Powerdrain™
Review 1 for Men's Powerdrain™
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent for the boat.

PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Boca Grande/Charlotte Harbor, FL
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
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Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
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They are perfect for fishing the flats. Plenty of grip. Secure on top of the poling platform. I wear 10's in every shoe, but these are kinda big. I should have got them in 9.5. Quality is what I have come to expect from Columbia Sportswear! Awesome!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Powerdrain™
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has great features

PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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Jim1480
Location: Port Huron, MI
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The product has a great fit and confort. It is extremely lighter than the one I replaced it with.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Powerdrain™
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A MUST have

PostedFebruary 15, 2013
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ds23
Location: Florida
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are the new must have for any angler/boater. They do everything they say they do but better. I really put these shoes to the test and they have yet to disappoint. The grip, even with fish or bait slime all over the deck rocks. I used to have some heel pain after a few days of steady fishing but I've had NONE since I got these. As far as wading, they again rock. The insole comes for even faster drying but I've had mine on for 8-10 hours and my feet weren't even pruned.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Powerdrain™
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5 / 5
5 / 5

powderdrain shoe

PostedFebruary 12, 2013
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myra
Location: denver,co
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
very comfortable and drys quickly. runs a little big
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Light as a feather

PostedJanuary 28, 2013
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Brideonamission
Location: South FL
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these for my fiance for our honeymoon in July, but we started using them early since we live in south FL. They are true to size, flexible in the width which is great since his feet are a little wide. He wears a size 15, but they are light as a feather!! They are holding up great to his 6'5" 325 body. I would highly recommend these shoes. Easy to clean and dry with hanger that was included in package.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Powerdrain™
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Shoes works as described

PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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mack2
Location: St Petersburg FL
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Remember to order according to your size without socks. They drain well and I am looking forward to using them more when the water is warmer. Haven't tried wading with them yet.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Powerdrain™
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I was sold on the features of these shoes

PostedNovember 18, 2012
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BWCAbound
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wasn't sure at first about purchasing something like shoes by mail order. You never know about the fit. I was pleasantly suprised they fit perfectly. I have been viewing these shoes as a perfect choice for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. I was looking for comfort, durability and something that would drain well if becoming wet.
I believe this will be a better choice than the waterproof shoes I have used in the past. Once the waterproof shoes were wet inside they took a long time to dry out in the elements. So foot comfort canoeing and portaging on rocky uneven terrain was an issue.
I have found exactly what I have been looking for. Something that will drain when wet. Next season will be the true test of these lightweight comfortable shoes. I can't wait to give them a try.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Great Shoe, Poor Workmanship

PostedOctober 19, 2012
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Andy25
Location: SF, CA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased this shoe 4 months ago and loved it from the beginning. It's feather-light, fits great, and simply feels awesome to wear. I would have given this shoe easily 5 stars.
Unfortunately I noticed various tears in areas where the upper fabric joins the rubber and find this really disappointing because of moderate use under normal conditions.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Even better

PostedSeptember 18, 2012
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Litos
Location: South Florida
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The Drainmakers are great, the Powerdrains are even better!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Portage shoe

PostedSeptember 17, 2012
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JimC
Location: Winona, MN
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
After 15 years of use, my old portage shoes finally gave out and I had to quickly find a newer version. I reviewed everything I could find on the internet and Powerdrain was the only one that I could find that had closed mesh to keep small stones out. A 10 day trip in the BWCA and many portages later I can tell you that these shoes perfomed excellently. Not one stone, though some sand got in these shoes were great. I would have liked a better color selection on the shoes as yellow and red are not my favorite shoe color. My last portage shoes were columbia as well and they lasted almost 300 days of portaging over 15 years and I believe these shoes will give similar performance
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Mens Powerdrain Shoe

PostedSeptember 12, 2012
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Basserjim
Location: North Central Minnesota
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Purcheed in lemon color. I love this product as a boat and everyday shoe. Very light weight and wicks moisture away. From someone who fishes 100 plus days a year, this shoe is perfect!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Powerdrain X 2

PostedSeptember 2, 2012
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Hoover
Location: Ohio
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased a second pair shortly after receiving and wearing the first pair. They are light weight and comfortable during long days of fishing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

4.5 stars - Good Shoe

PostedAugust 24, 2012
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GreatLakesChris
Location: SE Michigan
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A good kayaking/river walking/water exploring shoe. It is better than the other brands I have used over the past several years.
It does a good job of keeping most stuff out of the shoe and drains water well. Sand can still accumilate, but no rocks inbetween your foot and in-sole.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A True Boat Shoe Update

PostedAugust 19, 2012
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CostaBill
Location: Bloomingdale, IL
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Works exactly as described. Non-marking soles also. Great for wading the shallows and then hopping back in the boat. Supportive for working around the dock and preventing stubbed toes and splinters.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Boat Shoe

PostedAugust 9, 2012
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mb1421
Location: phx az
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This shoe is great for being on a boat & keeping traction in a wet cockpit all day. Just wore them on a 7 day trip in Baja, Mexico & wont go fishing with out them anymore. Dries pretty quick. The only downfall of the shoe is once you get sand inside, it is impossible to get all the way out, it gets stuck in the mesh drains under the sole & wont drain out.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Pretty Awesome Shoes

PostedAugust 8, 2012
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TheLoneWolf
Location: Kelown BC
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These shoes are way more comfortable and a lot lighter then what I was expecting and they work great. I can run trails in them and the dive straight into the water and swim in them without feeling like they are weighing me down. Plus well traversing over wet rocks etc I had tons of traction. I bought a pair for my wife too and she loves here as well.
The only issue I have with mine is that (and this may have something to do with the way I walk/run or the shape of my foot) but I find that little rocks, sand and twigs seam to get into them around my ankle. I will try tightening them a bit more to see if this fixes the issue. I say that it may have something to do with me personally because my wife never experienced this.
Overall super happy with them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

outstanding water shoe

PostedAugust 8, 2012
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FERAL1
Location: phenix city , AL
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
after watching my son and wife enjoy their drainmakers, i got a pair of powerdrains for me. extremely light and comfortable these are at home on land or in the water. they are a great kayak and wading shoe. they are true to size in length but my fat foot makes them a bit snug at first. a wide size would be great but they fit like a snug glove now. be warned, a week or so without socks and they will start to attract vultures with the smell but a trip to the washing machine on cold fixes them right up.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Powerdrain

PostedAugust 1, 2012
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HonB3nzo
Location: Key Largo, FL
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very light weight, comfortable, and grips well on boat deck.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Powerdrain™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great water shoe for all water sports.

PostedJuly 30, 2012
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smurf60
Location: Houston, Texas
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great water shoe for all water sports. Excellent comfort and fit. Use all the time when boating.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Powerdrain™
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fishing shoe!

PostedJuly 21, 2012
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Cutter
Location: Stuart,Fl.
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great shoe for fishing when your feet get wet all day. They are extremely light weight and dry very fast. The sole is amazing, you have very good traction on any surface. I highly recommend this shoe to anyone that goes fishing and doesn't care to get wet.
I would recommend this product.
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