Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell

Columbia Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell

A low-profile powerhouse of rain protection, this featherweight, ultra-breathable and waterproof 2.5L shell employs Omni-Wick EVAP® technology to breathe and transmit sweat away from your skin extremely fast, keeping you dry and comfortable from the inside out.
Overall rating:
2.889 / 5
2.9
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5
(9 reviews) 9
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3 out of 9(33%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
Review 1 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Too small

PostedMarch 19, 2014
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MCDings
Location: New York, NY
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I misunderstood what Columbia means by 'shell'. In my 30+ years of skiing I thought shell was a ski jacket with a minumal amount of lining that was made to wear layers underneath. This jacket is a windbreaker at best. It is very thin and light and runs exceptionally smallI bought it a size and a half too big thinking I would wear something underneath it if it got really cold. When I tried it on, it was tight in the chest and arms (I am slightly overweight but this jacket wasn't that tight around my belly). It looks nice and I am assuming that it performs well as most of my other columbia gear has. It was just too tight and definitely not my definition of a shell.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
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1 / 5
1 / 5

it looks green even it says Metal

PostedDecember 27, 2013
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bigapplechicago
Location: chicago, il
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
it is the color on the web. I do not understand why it called metal. it is green. runs very small. I usually buy jacket at size small and it runs a little bigger on me. this small size is really small. I should order mediam
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Thought I was getting a steal ....wrong

PostedDecember 17, 2013
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Whiteface
Location: Ny ny
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this product as a gift for a very active hiker. I was disappointed at the material and look of it. It looks nothing like it does in the photo...also I saw that it was originally priced for 250$, and thought I was getting a good deal...was I wrong.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cool

PostedDecember 17, 2013
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JasonL
Location: KS
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Lightweight and warm
I would recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 5 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

nice jacket

PostedDecember 12, 2013
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Georgej
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
A bit lighter than I thought from the picture, I guess I should have known from the featherweight description. Fits well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Defects on the jacket

PostedDecember 10, 2013
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StevenChow
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
While the parka are good, the quality of this jacket is bad. Very thin and there're some defects on the jacket, I'm returning it ,
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Poor function, great styling

PostedApril 24, 2013
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trailrunner
Location: USA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: Yes
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
I love the styling on this peice. I love the fit, apperance when worn. Its technical yet stylish. love the mesh face fabric. Orginally purchased to wear running in rain, but quickly found out, like all waterproof jackets, it does not breath well and turns into a sweat bag during activities. I would much rather get wet from the rain then drown in my own sweat.
will continue to wear as light rain jacket but will no longer use it during running activities.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
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2 / 5
2 / 5

bad fit for active garment

PostedNovember 5, 2012
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TheCurmudgeon
Location: oregon
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
The fit on this is strange. I bought it for active activities - running, x-skiing, golf and it won't work. The arms/back are way too tight and restrictive for any type of motion. I'm pretty slender so I can't imagine how it could work for a normal to heavy person.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Flyin' Dry™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very Lightweight and packable

PostedJune 25, 2012
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Olddawg
Location: Vancouver, WA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good looks, good fit, lightweight and waterproof... just what I wanted for travel.
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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