Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big

Columbia Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big

Top-notch rain protection in an ultralight package—this packable rain jacket features full seam sealing and a microporous Omni-Tech® fabrication that stops wet weather short while simultaneously breathing to let body heat escape during dynamic activity.
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4 Stars
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33 out of 34(97%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Review 1 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great rain jacket shell

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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RoyWaialua
Location: Hawaii
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Perfect for layering with a fleece under. I needed a light rain jacket for traveling that was sylish, but could also be used as an outer shell. This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. Because I was looking for an outer shell that I could wear fleece under for cold weather I ordered one size larger than ideal and it is perfect.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Watertight Jacket - A+

PostedDecember 25, 2013
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YankeeTim
Location: Seattle, WA
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
Everything was great - true to the standard Columbia quality. Was a touch smaller than a normal size...especially on the length. Would probably have bought a "tall" version.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Does the job

PostedDecember 11, 2013
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Gman181
Location: Long Island NY
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
Great rain jacket with all the usual Columbia idiosyncrises!
4x actually fits like a 3x and narrow sleeves. Please, please, please adjust your sizing and you will increase sales
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great features

PostedOctober 1, 2013
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Prettyboy1
Location: Ohio
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Kept me dry during a long day in the rain. Media pocket very useful. I have no idea what to do with Velcro and strap on hood. Runs a bit small. Direction of zipper to open and close is backward from all previous Columbia products.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Size is right on

PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Barb151
Location: East Tennessee
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
My wife found this on the Columbia Sportswear website. Its hard to find a quality lightweight raincoat, thanks Columbia!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT PRODUCT

PostedMarch 27, 2013
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PAPPION
Location: CHICAGO,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
EXCELLENT, JUST AS ADVERTISED!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for Walking

PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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Shoehorn
Location: Cullman AL
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
I bought this jacket for my walking in N. Alabama. Weather is more damp and windy than cold and snowy in winter. I bought a 2XB which is slightly roomier than a regular 2X. This is exactly the jacket I wanted. It is fully lined, tricot nylon in the sleeves and mesh in the body, so it's easy to slip on and off over shirt or fleece. Size is perfect for layering anything from T-shirt to several layers. Absolutely windproof and waterproof, but not sticky inside. The hood is uninsulated so it fits over a cap or knit cap. The hood has a cinch strap in back of neck to snug it up and keep it from falling in your eyes. The elastic cords are easy to adjust on the fly. The cuffs adjust with velcro plus elastic. Perfect. Closes with zipper and snaps so if you need to open the bottom while driving, just unzip and snap it back halfway up. I got the bright red so I'd be seen in traffic, (mission accomplished). The grey inserts in the sides and under the arms give it a slimmer appearance. Just the perfect light jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect jacket for everything

PostedDecember 4, 2012
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Stevie26
Location: Detroit, MI
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
Love this jacket. Wore my previous Columbia waterproof constantly for 15 years, for everything, and it never dissapointed. I am a big woman and ordered a men's size because it was a little larger in waist and hips than largest woman's size, so it's a little big everywhere else, but it's worth it. (So providing one size larger for women would be helpful for me.) Love the adjustability of the hood -- I can wear it without it coming down and fully covering my face; have not found this feature in any other jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

this product has proved its worth!

PostedNovember 11, 2012
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jmoore
Location: Hodgdon, Maine
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
this product is great , it is definitely waterproof. love the color choices....and its a great bargain!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Very Nice Jacket.

PostedNovember 4, 2012
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Lois
Location: Chicago, IL
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
This is a very nice jacket. It's more like a raincoat. It has a shell-lining, fleece would have been awesome. So it's more of a Spring coat for me.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

my new jacket

PostedOctober 8, 2012
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bull7667
Location: Trenton.NJ
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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 am very happy with my new Jacket just what I need ...But I wish there were instructions on how to properly pack the jackect in the packable pouch. Will be buying rain pants soon.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Color

PostedAugust 20, 2012
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Bigboy
Location: New York
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Decent enough jacket, but the green color was closer to lime green than expected. Otherwise acceptable product.
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Review 13 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

functional/recommended

PostedMarch 29, 2012
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Gary47
Location: near Philadelphia,Pa
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I was told that Columbia shirts and jackets run small from actual sizing,so I ordered a 4x instead of my normal 3x size.And was glad I did.Although the 4x was a bit big,I'm sure the 3x would have been small.
As far as use goes it looks good and wears well but I haven't had a chance to test its waterproofing yet....no rain since I got it.
Activities: Vacation, Fishing - Freshwater
Conditions: City
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Works fine, needs hood re-design

PostedMarch 29, 2012
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Stana2z
Location: Oxnard, CA
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I got the jacket to keep water out, and it does that just right. However the disign/fit of the hood leaves a bit to be desired. The darned thing is either too loose to stay put, or so tight that it restricts visibility. I have resorted to wearing a baseball cap under the hood to keep it out of my face and still protect my head/neck from the rain. Most jackets have this issue for me. I thought this one soved the problem, it didn't.
Dissappointing....
Activities: Camping, Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Snowy, Rainy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great jacket

PostedFebruary 28, 2012
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jhojc
Location: Lima, OH
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This was a replacement and I love this jacket. I am not crazy about the new hood tightener, I like the older style better.
Activities: Commuting
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Outstanding jacket!

PostedJanuary 5, 2012
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ddfPA
Location: York, PA
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 have owned a similar version of this jacket since 1998. I wear the
jacket in every season. It is outstanding! Lightweight, waterproof,
great wind protection and can be rolled for storage. My 1998 version
is like new but decided it was time for a new color.
The new 2011 version has minor changes but is still a quality jacket.
I would highly recommend this Columbia jacket!
Activities: Trail, Other, Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Windy, Freezing, Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

definately waterproof

PostedJanuary 2, 2012
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Randy88
Location: Indiana
Employee: No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is true to size, good fit. It definately is waterproof. This jacket is worn during farm work outside. It also helps keep warm when windy. The fit is good and allows for movement while working. It also doesn't get too warm while working.
Activities: Other
Conditions: Snowy, Rainy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Top notch quality

PostedDecember 26, 2011
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schiap
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
My husband loves the rich green colors in this jacket, and it's a perfect fit, plus a better rain resistance that his last CS jacket. Given that the last CS jacket lasted over three years, this should hold up for 5! You're the best Ma!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome!

PostedDecember 15, 2011
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PamD
Location: Westlake, Ohio
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
As someone who wears an extended size, I am very pleased with this jacket. It not too long and the sleeves don't come to my knees! I work outside sometimes and the fit is great and gives me lots of freedom of movement without all the bulk. Good job!
Activities: Other, Commuting
Conditions: Rainy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Watertight™ Jacket - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Watertight Jacket

PostedDecember 12, 2011
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Jason11
Location: Indiana
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
It's an excellent jacket for what I need much of the time....to stay dry while walking through town and waiting for buses, and while hiking and working outside. It's lightweight which is great. It will be servicable for so many activities.
Activities: Trail, Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Snowy, Rainy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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