Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket

Columbia Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket

Packable and super warm, this versatile down jacket features body-heat-retaining Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining, a rain-repellent exterior and premium 800 fill-power down insulation making it perfect for cold-weather activities that require easy-to-carry lightweight, low-bulk warmth.
Overall rating:
4.062 / 5
4.1
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5
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Rating breakdown 32 reviews
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4 Stars
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27 out of 32(84%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Review 1 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Warmer than expected!

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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NorthstarLee
Location: truckee
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
What a great jacket. So light yet it is amazingly warm. Used it for four days of skiing. Started out cold in the morning (about 28 degrees) and warmed in the afternoon to almost 50 degrees. The jacket was warm in the morning and not too heavy as the day went on.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Light and functional

PostedFebruary 24, 2014
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spin65
Location: Pittsburgh, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have a large Down Columbis jacket for extreme cold. This lightweight down jacket fits nicely as a warm travel coat. Great to take along on hikes where temperatures vary. Easy to pack for work trips in a carry on bag.
The other light weight jacket I tried had sleeves that were too long and was tight in the armpits. This coat fits much better.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Fit is Off...

PostedFebruary 7, 2014
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Wheaton
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Awesome jacket! The material was top notch but the fit is horrible. The jacket fit good in the body but the sleeves were so tight I couldn't bend my arms.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Initial impression: excellent

PostedFebruary 4, 2014
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sameer
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My first impression is that it is a warm jacket, extremely light and pretty smart, but I have to see how it fares over the long run.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Surprisingly warm

PostedJanuary 31, 2014
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AviatorMark
Location: Portland, 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is surprisingly warm for it's weight. I was really expecting to be cold, given how light the jacket is and how little bulk there is to it. But I'm very happy with it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight but warm

PostedJanuary 26, 2014
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tidehiker
Location: Northwest Alabama
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wore this on a blustery morning hike on varied terrain. I stayed warm, even with windchills of 10 degrees and lower. It was light enough and compressible enough to cram in my daypack when temps rose into the 40s. It even shed briars well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice coat

PostedJanuary 23, 2014
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Pauli
Location: Casper,WY
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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great coat, order up a size or 2!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Powder Fly Down

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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Traveler1352
Location: Bend, OR
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
Great under jacket. This down sweater is tops. I ski 100+ days a year and this is an essential piece of clothing to help keep me warm and it is good looking.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Cold weather

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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CCEMTP
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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Bought this to try a different style of coat. I have owned 2 of the 3 in 1 coats and loved them. This new coat is warm , light and when my wife drags me to the mall it packs up. Very nice feature with a child in a stroller and all the other fun stuff that comes with. Warmth wise sat out at the bus stop multiple times in weather with wind and temps below 20 and it did as well as my old coats. Columbia always has made good coats and this in another one.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Over-sized Fit

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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DS1981
Location: Oslo, Norway
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
The jacket came larger than expected, I am typically an XXL for winter jackets. However, I should have ordered a XL.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent!

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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PappyHiker
Location: Greensburg, Pa
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
My first time wearing this jacket one Saturday evening a couple of weeks ago in the evening while walking to a Christmas party at the other end of town.. A fresh snow had just fallen and the temperature was in the mid teens. Under this jacket I wore only a light weight fleece and a T shirt. I felt nothing coming thru this jacket.
Today's weather was 27 degrees with winds at 10mph and gusts up to 15mph. It was damp and overcast. I wore this jacket out on a walk around town with only a lightweight fleece underneath and no T shirt. I zipped up the collar all the way and parked it in the zipper garage. I tightened up the draw cord at the bottom. i could feel nothing, no wind, through this jacket. None whatsoever! Instead I felt warmth radiate back to my body from the Omni-heat.
This is a great jacket indeed.
I am usually an XL but as with all Columbia products, they run small. I purchased this jacket in a XXL. It is a little longer in the sleeves and length than I'd like, but I'm good to go with it the way it is.
Thank you for making such a fine product. Just bought one as a Christmas gift for my son. Hope he appreciates it as much as I do.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Maybe works as an inner layer or milder climate

PostedDecember 14, 2013
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milar2345
Location: South Dakota
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
This coat was not at all what was expected. With the 800 down fill rating, the Omni-heat reflective lining, and the description as "super warm," the implication was that this lightweight product would work in very cold weather. Don't expect it to work at zero deg. as a stand-alone, because it doesn't. It didn't even work as a good windbreaker. Nice idea, but needs work.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent choice for cold, harsh winter. Great choice!

PostedDecember 9, 2013
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freezinginsodak1
Location: South Dakota
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 received this jacket for Christmas a year ago and since then have been able to put it through a large variety of temperature and weather changes. For example, over this past weekend I wore it through below zero temperatures with wind and snow with a 1/4 zip fleece underneath. The protection was great - I was kept quite warm (relatively as can be in below zero temps) and the snow was brushed off with minimal dampness leftover. Overall there have been very few feathers poking out on the seams, but it does happen infrequently like other down jackets I have encountered and owned myself. The material has yet to rip, is quite strong, and feels essentially weightless. I would absolutely buy this jacket again, as its main selling points to me are the warmth provided in Midwest winters, the lightweight and comfortable feel, and the attractive design. I'm not much of an "adventurer", but I do wear it around town and walking the 15min trek to class each day. I recommend getting it in black - it has received numerous compliments!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Unbelievable good!

PostedNovember 28, 2013
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Peino
Location: Minnesota
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
It's amazing that a coat that weighs this little can provide this much warmth. I was actually shocked at how warm I was on a cold, windy, Minnesota day. The true test will be to see how it handles temps around zero and below, but I have no doubt that it'll do just fine. Highly recommend this coat to anyone who has to spend more than a few minutes a day outdoors in the winter.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Just what I wanted

PostedNovember 13, 2013
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Mike11
Location: Parsippany, NJ
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is exactly what I expected. It's light but warm and looks great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Good

PostedNovember 12, 2013
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jackie271
Location: Ann Arbor,MI
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It is very good for such a long winter, lightweight,thin but warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has great features

PostedNovember 10, 2013
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Mike23
Location: Kenmore, WA
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Definetly keeps you warm
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Green jacket

PostedNovember 1, 2013
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JoyM
Location: Chicago
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I don't really like the color, but so far the jacket is fine. It hasn't gotten really cold yet here in Chicago.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Not what I expected

PostedOctober 28, 2013
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Enforcer641
Location: Chicago Illinois
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 a Little Small
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Got the jacket on the outlet for substantially less than regular price. Jacket is only warm enough if it's above freezing. Not nearly as warm as the way they describe it. I have a columbia omni heat fleece and it's as warm if not warmer then this supposed 800 down fill jacket. Living in Chicago I would never make it through the winter with this jacket, so I passed it along to my mom who lives in southern Indiana where it's not quite as cold. Was disappointed I expected more from this jacket.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Did it again

PostedAugust 8, 2013
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truth
Location: portland
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
last year the shoulders were too boxy,
This year, you fixed that. The down side is that you put all that fabric back into the arms, so the arms are too bulky and the body of the jacket runs to small.
This product would be perfect for someone 6ft 5 and skinny as a rail.
I do not recommend this product.
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