Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket

Columbia Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket

Lightweight warmth meets waterproof breathability on this performance hooded shell built for cold, wet conditions—featuring a thermal reflective lining that reflects and retains the warmth your body generates, a fully seam sealed Omni-Tech® construction to shield you from rain and snow, and a removable hood for adjustability.
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4.235 / 5
4.2
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14 out of 17(82%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Review 1 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Over 60 Hiker

PostedMay 19, 2015
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AmericanTinMan
Location: New York, NY, USA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good jacket but gets warmer as you wear it so make sure it's somewhat cold when you wear this jacket
Massapequa NY Old Dirt Bag Hikers Club
American Tin Man
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket

PostedApril 7, 2015
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JimmyD
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
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
Purchased as a summer raincoat and love the extra lining to extend the wear to Early Spring and Late Fall days. I would layer up if worn in temps under freezing. The detail in design is very good with plenty of pockets. In particular I like the fabric since I am wearing for business during inclement rainy weather. The hood comes in handy and the rain beads up. I have a 35" sleeve length and the XL fits great without ordering the tall size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Very Good!

PostedMarch 25, 2015
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giannibazz
Location: Uruguay
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like it! Very nice jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

It's just a light jacket

PostedMarch 19, 2015
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Luca2245
Location: New York, NY, USA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
It's very comfortable but not warm enough. For this price, I think it will be super warm but when I tested it in the cold whether in NY (10 degree in F). The jacket is very light without internal layer, so if you plan to wear it in cold winter I recommend you to purchase an extra internal layer, and the total price of this jacket will be around $200, not a good deal.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good Fit

PostedMarch 16, 2015
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MontanaMike
Location: South Central Missouri
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
This item so far is a very serviceable product. It is very comfortable and does great in withstanding inclement weather.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

I wanted a COAT and got a JACKET

PostedMarch 13, 2015
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Kitsune
Location: Iowa
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
I was super excited when I ordered this... until it arrived and I opened the box. I have been wanting to get a nice winter coat for a while now and have always had Columbia in mind; that's why I bought this. Unfortunately, I was under the impression I was buying an actual winter coat but ended up with this light weight jacket piece of junk. What the heck, man? I saw 'Interchange' and figured "Oh yeah! It's one of those that you can take the liner out of." WRONG!!!! Just this stupid light weight thing. I am horribly disappointed and I'm sending it back ASAP. Let this be a warning to anyone wishing to purchase a winter coat!
I do not recommend this product.
-10points
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Review 7 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best buy!

PostedJanuary 27, 2015
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AlaskanRedneck
Location: Wiseman AK
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
Ordered this jacket. I am a Alaskan big game hunting guide this jacket is perfect for cold and water situations I wear it on the sheep mountains when it rains a lot and there is no place to get out of the rain and also while raft hunting for moose in class 2-4 rabbits in 20 degree weather while getting completely soaked on the outside this jacket did its job on the inside and was completely bone dry and warm! I Use it with the PFG Rain pants and together there is not an OZ of water in the world that can get on you.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 8 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Really warm and perfectly dry.

PostedJanuary 22, 2015
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Anonymous
Location: Seattle
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Had to replace immediately after purchase because of broken elastic in the hood. (This was not a hassle at all and the folks at the Seattle store were great.)
Functions perfectly in cold and/or rainy weather.
An excellent purchase I would definitely recommend.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 9 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Omni Tech is a joke

PostedDecember 29, 2014
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CampingChuck
Location: SouthEast
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I received this jacket several years ago as a gift and loved it! Till I went out in the rain. This jacket leaked worse than a sieve. Although it wasn't a new jacket, this did not hold up well at all. I am in the process now of searching for a replacement which will have Gore tex, no substitutes. I always thought Columbia made good stuff and I guess they do (for a limited time) but several of their products haven't held up. I do have some fishing shirts I really like but I question if they'll last more than a year to two.
I do not recommend this product.
-7points
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Review 10 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Heater Change Jacket

PostedDecember 20, 2014
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Location: Massachusetts, USA
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 was looking for a rain jacket for my husband that was light weight, warm and water resistant and this jacket is all of these things. He is trilled with the jacket and it really looks great on him. I bought this sight inseen and would buy other Columbia Products without hesitation.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 11 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Versatile and Stylish

PostedDecember 9, 2014
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MD22
Location: Georgia, USA
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
Intended for use as lightweight travel jacket that would not take up valuable luggage space this jacket has also become the go-to winter coat. You won't need to plus up a size to allow room for sweater/sweatshirt. Feels great, looks great!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket!

PostedOctober 21, 2014
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dswenn
Location: Monterey, CA, USA
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
Love this jacket! Everything I was looking for and as advertised. The fact I can zip my other Columbia insulated soft shell into this jacket for added warmth is outstanding. The fit is perfect, the weight is light. The Omni-Heat is a plus, and the zippered openings under the arms allow you to cool off if need be.
Only two small suggestions. 1. Have a way to store the hood. Either by rolling it up and securing it, or detaching it completely and placing it in a pouch in the jacket made specifically for the hood. As it stands, if the hood is on, it remains hanging loose. If the hood is detached, one must occupy a pocket to hold it, or store it elsewhere.
2. The main zipper of the jacket could be a little more sturdy.
In the end, this jacket is great!
I would recommend this product.
+9points
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Review 13 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

excellent jacket

PostedSeptember 28, 2014
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Martin5156
Location: Hohenfels, Germany
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I really didn't want to spend the money on a nice waterproof jacket but finally bit the bullet and after the short wait for shipping i was not upset with my purchase. The weather in Germany is always rainy and this jacket has been amazing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great trail / walking jacket

PostedSeptember 16, 2014
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Vrika
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
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
I'm in love with this jacket - its lighter, thinner than other Columbia jackets with the OmniHeat, but that makes it a great packable jacket, with hood - the fact that its also waterproof is something I'm hoping to test soon in california, but its been perfect for our coolish mornings iwth just a long sleeve tshirt underneath. Will update when I have more temp ranges.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Goodness, Ho Hum!

PostedSeptember 7, 2014
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HoundofUlster
Location: NE Illinois
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Main zipper is half the size of the zip-in liner attachment, despite being used with every on and off. This should be reversed - put the sturdier zipper where it gets the most use-abuse. Poor design.
The main zipper is one way. There is no facility to unzip from the bottom, useful when driving of seated outdoors. Thoughtless design.
No interior pocket or storage.
Pit zips are massive !!!! Really good ventilation.
Overall water-proofness is as good as any other product. This jacket is not very breathable - perspiration condenses inside in cool weather at low to moderate activity levels. I sweat a lot!
All together.......Ho Hum.
I do not recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 16 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Heat-Change Jacket

PostedMarch 8, 2014
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Marcus76
Location: Spearfish, SD
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 jacket is excellent all around. I would recommend it to anyone. I am usually always cold and this really does keep your body heat in.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 17 for Men's Heater-Change™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great rain jacket that keeps you dry

PostedMarch 2, 2014
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Guthrie
Location: Nolensville, Tn
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this jacket to stay dry and warm. I wear a fleece pull over and this jacket, and I stay warm and dry. Great for 40 degree days and perfect for wet weather.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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What is the weight?
onAugust 24, 2014
What is the weight? Also, is it bulky?
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