Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket

Columbia Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket

Rain-stopping technology with a kick: the thermal reflective lining in this technical trail jacket provides an extra hit of lightweight warmth at a price that's hard to beat.
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4.5
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5
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23 out of 24(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Review 1 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Will not keep you dry

PostedMarch 17, 2014
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lbwilliams
Location: Vancouver, WA
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
This coat is not waterproof, it kept me dry for about an hour, and then I was soaked and freezing deep in the woods of Skamania.
However, it fits great and the Omni-heat works very well. And even with as little layers I had on, still kept me warm when wet which is really nice.
18 hours into my adventure it got snagged on a branch I ripped a hole on the back of it.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Fits on the slim side

PostedMarch 8, 2014
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RalphieBoyo
Location: Helena, MT
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like the jacket a lot, even though it's a bit snug with another layer underneath it. I consider it a "slim."
The hood and it's "controls" is excellent. No rain yet here in the North Country of Montana, but the jacket handles the wind well. Pockets are deep and well-placed. I really like the brightness of the green color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best of the best

PostedJanuary 11, 2014
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Chris11
Location: Portland, Or
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Doesn't get any better. I've worn this in consistent moderate to heavy rainfall for over an hour at times. It's waterproof. Rain will not get through it.
Surprisingly warm coat, too. I figured it would resist rain but be a little cold. It does a very good job of keeping me warm.
Resists wind very well. I won't claim it is windproof, but it comes very close. It resists strong gusts well.
Whenever I go into the Columbia store here in Portland, the employees compliment me on my jacket, because they own one too. The employees are choosing this jacket over others.
Overall, the best shell jacket available. Used as a shell with a baselayer and an insulation layer of fleece, you'll be protected from everything winter can throw at you.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

columbia Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket

PostedJanuary 11, 2014
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alpineclimber69
Location: aberdeen maryland
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:Yes
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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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4 / 5
4 / 5
very good shell,i use it everyday from a winter expadition on Mt.warshington to wearing it to school.after awhile it begins to loose its water proofness and it shrinks alot in the dryer
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent jacket for the price.

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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bernie45
Location: Wild Rose, WI.
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
This jacket surprised me, I know the Columbia name, but they outdid themselves with this jacket. Does everything it says it will and then some. It's fashionable yet durable and user friendly as well. Thank you for a great product!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

a dry furnace

PostedDecember 24, 2013
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Charlesslacks
Location: Foothill ranch, CA
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
This jacket is absolutely phenomenal! I wear this jacket on the regular. It keeps me warm and cozy no matter how cold or rainy it is outside. Where i live we just had a pretty bad rainstorm not to long ago. Believe me when i say any part of me the jacket covered was bone dry my pants were soaked except the part the jacket covered haha. When i got inside it dried in almost minutes pretty great jacket if you ask me
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

all purpose 3 season jacket

PostedDecember 23, 2013
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ieenie
Location: the great Northwest
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this jacket for general wearing to/from work on the typical NW fall/winter/spring days. With the Omni heat, it give you some additional warmth without the bulk of having to wear an additional layer underneath.
The jacket also works well on the trails, keeping the rain out and the warmth in. Works especially well when worn over a down jacket/shirt when you finally reach the summit.
The only reason I gave this 4/5 stars for quality was because I just got it, so I really haven't had a chance to see how well the quality of the jacket is.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Keeps you warm and dry and looks great too

PostedDecember 21, 2013
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RickH
Location: MA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
My only complaint is that I couldn't get the color or size I really wanted. But, the jacket I got is only a little bit large which is ok because it fits loose so I can wear a sweatshirt under it. I used it during a recent snow fall while out running my snow blower. It kept me warm and dry. And my wife likes the gray color I got. So, it's all good.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedDecember 17, 2013
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Luoma
Location: Concord NC
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
This Jacket was so good that my husband took it & I had to order another one for my son!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A Nice Rain Jacket in Winter

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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GunL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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
It can keeps you warm and dry during raining when temperature is above 40. A little larger than I expected, but still works good. I'm 6 ft 1 in and I bought a size L.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedDecember 1, 2013
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cdpop
Location: Oregon CIty, OR
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The fit is perfect. True to size. It is warm and not bulky at all. This jacket was for my son and now my husband wants one!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

School Bus Rider

PostedOctober 15, 2013
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coolmomshipper
Location: Tigard
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My son rides the school bus every day to school and he has to walk several block to and from the stop and as a teenage boy fashion is on his mind. He did not want a normal rain slicker. Needed something that kept him dry, was not bulky but he could wear a sweatshirt under and fit easy in the side pouch of his backpack. This jacket fit the requirement. His friends all want one now.
Thank you - Cool Mom Shopper
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket

PostedOctober 10, 2013
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AvidFlyFisher
Location: Seattle,WA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The jacket is lite yet keeps you warm in cool weather. The outer shell is a little lighter than I expected which tends to let high winds pass through. The Omni-Heat material works as stated. Overall the jacket’s performance in rain and early fall weather is excellent.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Keeps you dry

PostedSeptember 15, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Loja, Ecuador
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I just went hiking all morning in the rain with this thing and it kept me dry. I am 5'10" and weigh 160. I bought a medium so that I could wear other layers beneath the coat, and it's perfect. I can comfortably wear my soft shell, a sweater, or a hoodie under it. This jacket does provide a little warmth with the Omni-heat feature, so something to keep in mind. I recommend this jacket for use in cool, wet places. The arm-pit vents are nice for when you're doing something active. You can adjust how far the hood goes down over your forehead and how tight the sleves are with Velcro straps.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect jacket

PostedApril 28, 2013
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NHNMONTESANO
Location: Washington state, coast
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this jacket for trip to Nootka sound Canada fishing trip. I am very satisfied with waterproof ness and warmth. Thank you Columbia!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

nice jacket!

PostedMarch 12, 2013
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omfgnameparameters
Location: Brussels/Belgium
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this for late November/early spring trip to Ireland. I am 190lbs and 5'10, large fit perfect with room to layer a Grid/Fleece under it. Haven't worn it in the rain yet so can't say how well it waterproofs; will update later.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Rain Tech II Jacket

PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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JKJ55
Location: McConnellsburg, PA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased the Rain Tech II Jacket in anticipation of needing it on a future trip to Alaska. I wanted a lightweight rain jacket, with a hood, that would also provide some warmth. This jacket meets all of those criteria and it is also a great looking jacket. I really like the Omni-Heat feature and the available color combinations. I normally wear a large size but needed an XL because I wanted some room to wear a sweatshirt underneath.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Husband chose this over another jacket

PostedJanuary 3, 2013
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lastoneover
Location: Portland, OR
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
I bought this coat for my husband for Christmas, along with another, since I wasn't sure which he would like. We ended up returning the other one (a Mt hardwear rainjacket) because he liked the quality and warmth of this one. At this point, it's still early, haven't gotten much use of it, but he and I are both happy with how it fits--he's 185, 5'7", stockier guy, and the large fits him well. The color we got, green/brown is nice, too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Rain Tech II Jacket

PostedNovember 25, 2012
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Tetra4444
Location: San Jose, CA
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
I like the waterproof of my jacket in the rain with waterproof zippers and the warmth inside too. Jacket has a few pocket with one with inner earbuds hole in the middle left of the chest to keep the rain off of my earbuds, underarm venting and adjustable rain storm but there's no way to attach it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Rain Tech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Excellent rain jacket for rainy Vancouver

PostedOctober 31, 2012
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JB69
Location: Richmond, BC
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Had this for the last couple of years, borrowed it to my brother who liked it so I let him have it. Bought another one when it started to turn rainy. Great rain jacket. Only problem is I ordered online and got sent a different colour than I asked for. I selected "Gravel" and the jacket I got is dark green (that's not even one of the available colours listed!). Hmm...
I would recommend this product.
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