Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s The Compounder™ Shell

Columbia Men’s The Compounder™ Shell

Big time big mountain protection in a low-profile shell that packs easily and weighs next to nothing . The 2.5 layer construction features our ultrabreathable, fully seam-sealed Omni-Dry® technology for the ultimate in protection and comfort during high-octane adventures.
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4.269 / 5
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24 out of 26(92%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
Review 1 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Looks very cheap

PostedApril 10, 2014
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haha
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Made of very thin material, and looks very cheap. It is overpriced, even with $70+
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Good product

PostedMarch 21, 2014
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Xiaoxiaoyuxia
Location: Newark DE
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought two form my friends. They are kind of very thin but good quality. Should be waterproof
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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2 / 5
2 / 5

not as i suppest

PostedMarch 18, 2014
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meimay
Location: new york .ny
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
too thin and cannot keep warm
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Waterproof great, functionally could be better

PostedMarch 15, 2014
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LarryB
Location: NY
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Awesome waterproof protection. Looks nice too.
Zipper could stand improvement -- does not operate easily as others have mentioned.
It also needs a bigger breast pocket. The one on this jacket is just too small for the average wallet. Not sure what they were thinking in this regard.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This Jacket has Great make and it's a steal!

PostedMarch 14, 2014
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ltyltylty
Location: Cranford, NY
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
the jacket make is superb. It's great value for the price. Best for the rainny day, or just a light walk around. The great colors brings life! Bought 1 for myself and 1 for my Dad.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

"Skinny" Jacket

PostedMarch 12, 2014
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DanV
Location: Naperville, IL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Unfortunately, I'm an "extra medium" kinda guy.
Every Columbia jacket I own (4 currently) is Med... and never had a problem with fit.
The problem with us "extra-medium" types is that when you move from Med to LG - the sleeve length is a problem.
So I ordered a Med. It "fits"... but it's a really tight fit. No room for a fleece underneath - almost uncomfortably tight in the pits. If my butt gets any bigger... I got trouble! It really seems made for a "skinny" person vs average proportions.
But the sleeve length? PERFECT!
But alas... it will be returned- I just order a large. Upside... I get the color that wasn't available when I ordered the M. I'll just have to deal with the floppy sleeves.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Extremely lightweight

PostedMarch 12, 2014
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Kasnosgos
Location: Northern wisconsin
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A very lightweight shell. Perfect as is for spring skiing on those hot days . 100 percent wind proof, and I have stayed dry in the rain with it. Perfect outer shell, allows me to layer with my favorite liners.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love it

PostedJanuary 31, 2014
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Nyce
Location: Brooklyn NY
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Love everything about it ! Underarm Zippers are great for my workouts. Breaths well. Hood fits Snugly.
If I had one criticism, it would be that it is advertised as 2.5 layers...but really comes off as 1.5. Its very thin if you need it as a lead jacket on a very cold day. But 1 layer underneath in 25 degrees has been fine. In 15 degrees I had to go to a heavier Coat.
All and all I am very pleased..and I love the sport colors and look.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Compounder shell

PostedJanuary 20, 2014
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29andcounting
Location: CT
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Like the jacket a lot, but disappointed in sizing. Runs small, definitely order size up in order to wear a warm layer underneath. Decided to return actually for a different less expensive model in a larger size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good light raincoat

PostedJanuary 4, 2014
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Faxon
Location: San Francisco
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good water protection. The metallic lining gives me a psychological warmth, at least. The colors give me a bit of a change from my usual raingear, and make me safer working at dusk and at night near the roads, as I sometimes have to do.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

nice rain jacket

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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chesapeake
Location: maryland's capital
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
the compounder shell is everything Columbia said it is ... appealing colors, waterproof, and breathable ... nice pockets but the front zipper is a little bit difficult to open and close.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good enough

PostedOctober 6, 2013
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Honghe
Location: NY
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A bit larger than expected.
Light but warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT

PostedMarch 19, 2013
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ENDURANCERIDER
Location: Queensland Australia
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
There is no denying it, this is one of the best waterproof jackets on the market. Using it in wet tropical Queensland Australia.
It ticks all the buttons. It keeps you dry on the outside and on the inside.
Used a Drizabone for many years then a Muddy Creek then a Goretex. Believe me they all get you wet one way or the other as they don't stand up to heavy tropical rains that gone on and on for hours.The compounder KEEPS YOU DRY FROM OUTSIDE WET WEATHER AND INSIDE PERSPIRATION. Threw the other impostors in the garbage bin. The Omni-Dry and Omni-Wick really do work.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Simply Amazing

PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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Diggler302
Location: Bear, DE
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
Dont be hesitant to purchase this jacket. By far the best rain jacket I have ever owned. It was crazy to see that if you let water run on the jacket and then run off, the jacket is dry to the touch. I dont know how Columbia does it but they do it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Compounder Shell

PostedFebruary 15, 2013
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AandL
Location: B.C.
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket, excellent quality, no complaints there.
Chartreuse color was much, much brighter in color than appeared on the website. We were looking for colorful but not this bright. (That's the only reason I didn't give a 5 star.)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great look.

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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JC52
Location: Winnipeg, Mb., Canada
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Fuse green is a fabulous color. I always wear a large in any upper body item. This one fits a little snug, especially with a sweatshirt underneath. The armholes seem somewhat tight under the arm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Good coat, long sleeves

PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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VTJim
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The coat is very dry, but keeps you cool as advertised. I am a fit medium guy and the coat fits well around the shoulders and chest, but is a bit long in the sleeves. This can be good when wearing gloves in the snow, but in general the long sleeves get in the way. The look is great and the color really pops (I choose the green coat).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good warm weather rain jacket.

PostedJanuary 11, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Knoxville, TN
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a great rain jacket. As long as it's above 40 degrees. The jacket fits me a little snug in the shoulders and around the belly. I'm 5'10" 230 pounds and built like a fullback - that is broad shouldered, broad chested. If you are right on the edge of a size go up to the next size because you are going to want to wear a warm shirt under the jacket to stay warm. The main zipper is a little difficult to get started and the pit zippers kind of rub my sides and under arms but that is probably due to the fact its tight through my shoulders. I probably should've gone up one size but then the sleeves and coat tail would've been too long.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great jacket

PostedJanuary 2, 2013
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OutWithVizslas
Location: maryland
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
i love this jacket. fits perfect and works great with layers.
for reference, i'm 5'8", 145lb and a medium is actually big enough to stack layers underneath with room.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men’s The Compounder™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very nice rain jacket

PostedDecember 30, 2012
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Kathryn
Location: Seattle
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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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 attractive jacket for my son and he loves it.
I would recommend this product.
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