Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Peak 2 Peak™ II Shell

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Columbia Men's Peak 2 Peak™ II Shell

Lightweight and extremely proficient in any high-alpine situation, the Peak 2 Peak sports an innovative 3-layer fabric that’s completely waterproof, windproof, and ultrabreathable. And, it's an Outside Gear of the Year winner!
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3 out of 3(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Peak 2 Peak™ II Shell
Review 1 for Men's Peak 2 Peak™ II Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Decent in a Monsoon or Waterfall

PostedMay 17, 2013
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Matt86
Location: Indiana
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am 6'2" ~180 lbs and ordered this in a large. For me being between a medium and a large I always get Columbia in a large. The fit was spot on for having a fleece or baselayer underneath it. This rain jacket is a very heavy jacket compared to other backpacking rain jackets. The nice thing about that though is that it is very burly and tough, exactly what I need doing my off trail backpacking trips into the wilderness and for my excursions out onto the water. The waterproofing on this jacket is decent, it only failed when I hiked through an insane drenching thunderstorm in the Smoky Mtns. for 10 miles with a 60 lb pack (which might have caused leaking at the shoulders) and then took a hero shot infront of a gushing waterfall. Any other rainstorms I have been in, this jacket handled them very well. If you were to purchase this jacket I would recommend a top quality wicking baselayer to not only control sweat and condensation, but also if you get into a nasty storm for hours on end it will help dry you out quicker. Considering I have had all the name brand waterproofing and this jacket did just as good as them, I am happy, thanks Columbia.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Peak 2 Peak™ II Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

The fitting is a little off

PostedFebruary 29, 2012
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Dboy
Location: PDX
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I found even for a skinny guy this jacket fit too small to be a shell. Even the XL was small in the shoulders and short in the arms. Great jacket quality. For skiing purposes and to fit layers underneath it doesn't work for me though. Everyone is different though and I was stoked at the style and the lightweight well built jacket
Activities: Skiing
Conditions: Snowy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Peak 2 Peak™ II Shell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Peak 2 Peak II

PostedFebruary 13, 2012
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Christof
Location: Maryland, 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
It's a very good quality hard shell, though the fit is a minor issue. I felt the medium was too tight in the arm pits (and I'm a lanky guy), the sleeves were too short, and not quite big enough to accommodate insulating layers, so I exchanged it for a large. The large size resolved those issues, but it billows out in the front. I only say this because the Arc-teryx fit like a dream, and I would have bought that one except for the $$$.
I have a Columbia fleece with the same issues. Eventually I broke down and bought a Mountain Hardware fleece with more of a European cut.
It feels like the hood is going to be too small for some helmets, but I haven't got that far yet. The visibility in it was fine.
They appear to have resolved some of the minor issues raised about last year's model, such as it has better pockets now, so that's good. The chest pockets were fully usable while wearing a large pack.
Overall, I have big plans and will be taking this jacket with me, and I feel it will be up to it.
Activities: Skiing, Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Other, Mountain Biking
Conditions: Snowy, Rainy, Windy, Freezing, Rocky
I would recommend this product.
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Color Confused Columbia
Posted April 16, 2012
Looked over the Omni-Dry jacket today in a local sporting goods store and really liked the style, weight and concept of the jacket.
It is absolutely a great jacket for wearing in Alberta because we have winter and then just 6 months of bad sleighing. Wind, rain and a hot sun all can happen in one day with typical cool evenings.
The dilemna I encountered with the jacket is the colour that was in the store is not shown in any of the jackets shown on website. IS this a one-off colour arrangement and if there are many more selections of colour combos it would be nice to see. Stores up here do not carry wide colour selection.
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