Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket

Columbia Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket

A technical 2-layer jacket outfitted with an Omni-Tech® microporous coating that completely seals out water while promoting interior airflow, the Hailtech is also fully seam sealed as well as ventilated—keeping you dry and comfortable from the inside out.
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5
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15 out of 16(94%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Review 1 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great rain jacket

PostedFebruary 17, 2014
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jackom1118
Location: Valdosta, GA
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
Great jacket if its above freezing and you need a light jacket and there is a small chance or showers. Haven't worn it in pouring rain
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

needs pit zips

PostedJanuary 31, 2014
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robwood98155
Location: Seattle, WA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
VERY weather-proof, sealed jacket, some additional ventilation would be great!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Quality product

PostedJanuary 30, 2014
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Ghriogair
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
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
Performed well in a situation of freezing rain/sleet. Have not had opportunity yet to use it in heavy rain. Size runs smaller than advertised. It is a nice looking, quality product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Well constructed jacket.

PostedJanuary 15, 2014
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Saramina329
Location: Baltimore,MD
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for my husband as a birthday present. He had expressed he wanted a dark green color and Columbia conveniently had the dark back country which is the shade that he wanted. He didn't want anything heavy, he just wanted a light rain jacket that he would be able to put a hoodie under if it's too cold. I did my research and purchased this jacket and the big plus was that it was on sale so I didn't hesitate to buy it. He is 5'7 close to 200 lbs and the large fits him perfectly where he is able to still wear a hoodie underneath. It's still an attractive looking jacket, it has very well placed and convenient to access pockets. He likes the option of being able to adjust how deep the hood lays on his face. It's not a loose boxy fit, Perfect buy so far.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket

PostedJanuary 4, 2014
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Eddie19
Location: PA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I think the overprotective mother must have fallen asleep!
The sizing is way off from Columbia gear I have purchased in the past. Would not order on line again
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Runs Small

PostedDecember 26, 2013
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ChristyLynn
Location: Springfield, OR
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
My husband loves Columbia and wanted a lightweight rain jacket for Christmas. I thought the Hailtech II would completely fit the bill. Well made, lightweight with classic styling, it even shipped quickly as well. My husband normally wears an XL, but when he tried it on, it seemed a bit small. So, unfortunately, we'll have to return it for exchange. I didn't get a packing slip with the original shipment, which I believe is supposed to be included with a return, but hopefully it won't present an issue in the exchange.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Colour

PostedDecember 22, 2013
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MikeBV
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
The jacket is very nice, but the colour is lighter than it appears in my screen.
I would recommend this product.
-4points
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Review 8 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great light compact jacket

PostedDecember 22, 2013
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AndyBreaksHisStuffAllDay
Location: denver, co
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is light, great for summer hiking in unpredictable weather, and it compacts down to about the size of a coffee mug. comfortable, breathable, and just what I needed for 14ers in the summer and low elevation hikes spring through fall.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

High Quality Product

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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yiXuan
Location: Corvallis, OR
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
High quality of materials for a raining jacket. Truly comfortable and light.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for traveling

PostedDecember 14, 2013
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Hegpbd
Location: Portland, Oregon
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 bought this jacket specifically to take to south China in November and December. It is light, breathable, waterproof, and packs up into a small space. It was warm enough when the temperature was 40F or higher but it was often too cold in those mountain areas of Yúnnán province to wear this jacket alone. In those situations I wore a light weight down liner underneath it and that kept me perfectly warm. I recommend buying one size larger than normal to allow for a liner and for the fact that it seems to run a bit small.
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 11 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Hailtech II Jacket

PostedNovember 11, 2013
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Chuck18
Location: Beaverton, OR
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
This jacket is perfect for our NW weather. Water/wind proof and is surprisingly light weight! I normally would wear a large, but found that I needed the XL to accommodate a fleece jacket when it gets colder. This jacket fits the bill for knocking around town or on a hike. Good bang for your buck!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket

PostedOctober 15, 2013
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long01
Location: Denver,Co
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I usually love Columbia sportswear,I have many Columbia coats,jackets and other items.But this particular jacket is way off size wise.I ordered an extra large which normally would be fine but it was too small.Had to return it and get a 2xx which still fit tight.This is the only jacket-coat that I have ever had to get a 2xx size,and for it to still be small???
+6points
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Review 13 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Athletic Director

PostedOctober 1, 2013
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Milldog
Location: Oregon
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
Purchased this product for our outdoor coaching staffs. Quality is excellent and they are lightweight enough so that you can layer, but waterproof for Oregon weather. The coaches were very impressed with the jackets and enjoy wearing them. I purchased them in a variety of sizes and are true to size.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 14 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great lightweight coat

PostedJuly 8, 2013
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Kevin22
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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
comfortable and very stylish
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Review 15 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Casual User

PostedJune 29, 2013
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JakeM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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
Using primarily as something to kick around town in during the rainy season. Very lightweight and allows for a comfortable range of motion. Used cycling a couple of times and it was quite useful for that as well due to constant changing weather and the fact that this jacket is super packable. Color me pleased.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This Product has very good features

PostedJune 29, 2013
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Reil
Location: Ct
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
Very good quality, good fit, keeps you dry
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

To be seen and be dry!

PostedApril 19, 2013
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HikerMiker
Location: Phoenix,AZ.
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This Hailtech II jacket is the ultimate in outerwear for it's bright color and it's weather repellant exterior.It's interior is a foil looking breathable fabric that keeps you comfortable and dry.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Hailtech™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Rain/Wind Jacket

PostedMarch 25, 2013
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Riverguide56
Location: Mountains western North Carilina
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
Got this to replace a ripped off North Face jacket that I liked very much.(guess they really needed it )..
but this jacket surpasses it completely. The fit is pretty much spot on I'm 5'10'' 180 and got a large. This jacket not only does what you expect waterproof wise but also breathes well. I like the hood cord retainer also, instead of bulky annoying ball clamps. Have alot of Columbia gear and this lives up to their quality as always.
I would recommend this product.
+16points
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