Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Tech Attack™ Shell

Columbia Men's Tech Attack™ Shell

Fully seam-sealed and waterproof-breathable, this versatile shell features our most advanced wicking technology to pull moisture away from your skin at record speed, so you stay dry, fresh, and comfortable.
Overall rating:
4.6 / 5
4.6
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5
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Rating breakdown 15 reviews
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14 out of 14(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Review 1 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Winter Running Jacket

PostedNovember 17, 2013
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Coach1
Location: Elkridge, Maryland
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
Was looking for winter jacket to use for running in both rain and snow and at same time be large enough for us larger runners; Clydesdale type, and this jacket has plenty of space, I am 5'8" wt. 270 and no what the other reviews state, this jacket has plenty of room for several layers. Love the key chain clip for running, great hood; enough space for beanie, cap, etc. Adjustable arm wrist and very light weight material. I have yet to test the breathability of jacket, but since the waterproof side in action and is outstanding!
Great jacket for any outside action oriented event!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket.

PostedNovember 8, 2013
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Mark42
Location: Okinawa Japan
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 light weight jacket. Use it fishing in Japan.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

After Four Years!

PostedOctober 19, 2013
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commuterbiker
Location: Mpls, MN
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally a jacket that keeps you dry on your bike during the rain. As a skeptic, I am just about ready to admit that this jacket will be my only choice for rides in fall and spring. Next I'm off to buy pants that will work as well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Jacket but could use a better zipper

PostedOctober 8, 2013
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jeff27
Location: wyoming
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a nice jacket and it performs all the functions it advertises. For $190, I thought the material would have been heavier though and just like another similar Columbia jacket I owned, the zipper is very hard to get started. The zipper on that jacket ultimately failed after about 6 months - I hope the same is not true with this one.
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Review 5 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

functional

PostedJune 13, 2013
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Pete44
Location: Tillamook, OR
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
The first one I purchased had a defective zipper. I exchanged it with no problem. The replacement jacket was fine.
I hike, fish, crab, clam dig and hunt most days of the year on the Oregon coast. The problem is how to stay dry but cool enough for comfort while engaging in physically strenuous activity in pouring rain with mild temperatures. This jacket does the best job of any I've tried. The pit zips and the wicking lining are really helpful.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Think Skinny Jeans

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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JoeG
Location: Korea
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall a great quality product, however it fit smaller than expected. If you don't plan on wearing anything other than a thin shirt under this jacket I would recommend going up a size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Lightweight and fits well

PostedJanuary 9, 2013
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SanFranMike
Location: San Francisco, CA
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Admittedly I got the jacket yesterday and haven't had a chance to really test/use much. It is a little lighter weight than I had anticipated (I don't ever really use heavy jackets ever), but it seems like it will work well to protect me from the wind. I live in SF and think that it will serve me well for the cold windy/rainy days we have here (I know pretty easy weather for anyone else).
Medium fits well (I'm 5' 10" ~165 lbs). I was debating the small and am very glad I got the medium instead as it would've been too tight. It doesn't have any insulation (I guess that's what shells normally are like), but if it did get freezing cold I could easily put a jacket on underneath.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great jacket

PostedJanuary 2, 2013
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Pkm57
Location: Seattle
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 purchased this jacket as a gift for a friend but they seem to be very happy with it.
Runs a bit narrow in the body.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I am dry and happy!

PostedDecember 30, 2012
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Blessedcustomer
Location: Wenatchee, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
All I can say is that in any climate with whatever precipitation that is occurring you will stay absolutely dry. I am sincerely blown away by the performance of this jacket and its ability to keep me dry and have the ability to breath as well. Who comes up with this stuff?! I would love to shake their hand! Thank you very much Columbia! Forever your customer I will be!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great

PostedDecember 29, 2012
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bintaurus
Location: manhattan, ks
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
nice jacket. Light but wind pretective
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Light weight shell

PostedJuly 7, 2012
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moosie
Location: Seattle
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
Nice, light weight shell with full cut for added insulation. Pros: Light weight shell - compresses well. Great hood, will accommodate hats, caps, etc. Cons: Chest pocket seems small. Zipper. NOTE: I had a problem with the zipper jamming &/or snagging on the material. I don't know if this is a "break-in" issue that will go away over time or if it is a design flaw. Test before you buy.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice jacket

PostedMay 10, 2012
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Jonwit
Location: Massachusetts
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 wore this jacket for the first time in rain today and I stayed bone dry. I got a medium and it fits snug, which is what I wanted because I wear it to work. I am 6', 170lbs. If you want to layer under it, then make sure you account for that and get whatever size you usually wear in a jacket (I am normally a large).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this shell!

PostedApril 18, 2012
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ITalwaysRainsHere123
Location: Portland, Oregon
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
The MTA shell works as advertised. I wore it several times outdoors during rain and wind, and I can tell you, it kept me bone dry, and warm too.
I also tested it while working outdoors, I wore a light sweater below, I got pretty warm very fast, but did not break out into a sweat as easily as other shells. The MTA shell has excellent ventilation, and circulates air pretty well, at least in my opinion it does.
I'm more than likely going to buy one more, just in case.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Lightweight Shell

PostedMarch 15, 2012
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CycleT
Location: PDX
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: Yes
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
So far this jacket has stood up to HEAVY rain, sleet, and snow and has not wetted out.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Tech Attack™ Shell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

awesome product

PostedFebruary 21, 2012
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avidcyclist
Location: MN
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
this is truly an awesome jacket. the attention to detail is fantastic, and the dwr was applied really well . It has already held off wet snow here in Minnesota so i'm excited to see how it does when summer gets here!
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Commuting
Conditions: Sweaty, Snowy, Rainy, Freezing, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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