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.
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4.091 / 5
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5
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28 out of 33(85%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Review 1 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Hot Jacket With Issues

PostedSeptember 25, 2012
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Location: Chicago, IL
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is extreamly hot, it keeps me warm and it's definitely waterproof and wind resistance. The only problem is the feathers that's constantly coming out of the jacket. This would be my second time wearing the jacket and the feathers are getting much more worser. Again, the jacket proforance is excellent, it's just the problem with the feathers. I do not reccomand because why pay so much for this jacket and feathers are coming out! Really? So my next step is sending it to the warrenty department and hopefully I'll be able to exchange for another jacket or fleece.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Columbia has a knack

PostedSeptember 26, 2012
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Location: Notre Dame, IN
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
for creating a great jacket. They pay a lot of attention to function and seem to get the form just right. Haven't had the opportunity to test the coat in the cold, but it appears to be the "ultra light" and yet warm layer that I was looking for.
I would recommend this product.
-11points
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Review 3 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Crazy Warm

PostedOctober 8, 2012
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Location: 540dm
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
Crazy warm sums it up. Omni heat + down results in a warm, warm jacket. I don't suggest wearing the jacket during highly aerobic activities because a) that's not really what down is for and b) it's too warm. But when you are done or don't plan on sweating and want to be warm - wear this.
Note: the mens medium runs a little tight for a 42 chest/35 sleeve length but the body is true to size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great coat but M runs small while L runs big

PostedNovember 26, 2012
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Location: KC, MO
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
The coat is essentially as described, very warm, lightweight, and of excellent construction and quality. The color is exactly what I wanted and expected, and true to the appearance on the website. Unfortunately the issue I had with it is sizing. I wear a medium size coat typically at 5'9" and a slender 155 lbs, but the medium size was very tight around waist and in particular in the armpit. I didn't feel comfortable with just a sweatshirt on, much less wearing layers. The large size came next and it is actually a little big overall especially when worn without having on heavy clothing underneath, but I've kept it anyway because it is comfortable when layering up clothing and having on a sweater or sweatshirt underneath. When purchasing, just beware that the M size fits very small while the L size fits larger than expected.
I would recommend this product.
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Runs small
onJanuary 3, 2013
I purchased the coat for a gift and the person I was giving it to can always fit into a medium. It was sized like a small. My advice would be to try one on in a store before ordering it online.
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Review 5 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Perfect Mid Layer to Put Under Your Shell

PostedNovember 30, 2012
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Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Super light weight and Comfortable. Fits well if you size down for layering. Cut well, not boxy like some brands. I like the narrow baffles, keeps piece from looking too bulky. Warmer than my other 800 fill down sweater I purchased a year ago. The omni-heat layer does seem to make a big difference.
Only complaint is the sleeves are a little short. Could use some thumb holes at the end of the sleeves like some other brands. This would help the sleeves from riding up when using the piece under my shell and give extra coverage over my hands when I'm not wearing gloves. Some loose threads on the pice, which could be a problem down the line if they come loose.
Over all I really enjoy the product but would not pay full retail for it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

i heart omni heat

PostedDecember 6, 2012
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Location: missoula
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a good jacket. I wish it had the neoprene fitted cuffs. Nice weight, low bulk.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

lightweight and waterproof

PostedDecember 8, 2012
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Location: janesville, wi
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket is very lightweight, but it is warm enough if you wear layers for a wisconsin winter, lots of compliments on it, good job Columbia.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Powerfly

PostedDecember 17, 2012
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Location: Durango
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a very nice jacket. It is super warm yet breathes very well. I have received a ton of compliments on the style and color.
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 9 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cold CT weather no match for this Lightweight Jacket

PostedJanuary 11, 2013
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Location: Guilford, CT
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
Stylish, lightweight, and practical. This is the first jacket I've ever worn that also brought me unsolicited 'style' compliments. It works... the cold is stopped without wearing 50lbs of clothing layers.
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

Hype - not warmth

PostedFebruary 5, 2013
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Location: Chicago
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
The jacket may be 800 fill, but it has no weight which means it isn't going to work on very cold days. I bought this to act as a softshell inside an outer coat, and at 15 degrees F, didn't do much. Style wise - it's a the standard baggy large - not fitted at all. To me, not worth the price.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Ebony Blue

PostedFebruary 22, 2013
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Location: Portland, Maine
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This color looks like PURPLE!!! The jacket is good quality. The sleeves are a little wide, but the body fits well for a Medium. I am 5'10 165lbs.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A Little Small

PostedFebruary 24, 2013
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Location: Glenwood, NY
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The overall quality of the jacket is excellent, but this time the fit ran small. This is strange because last year the same jacket, same size, in black fit great.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 13 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Did it again

PostedAugust 8, 2013
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Location: portland
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
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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Review 14 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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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 Very Large
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.
+4points
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Review 15 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Green jacket

PostedNovember 1, 2013
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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 16 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has great features

PostedNovember 10, 2013
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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 17 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Good

PostedNovember 12, 2013
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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
True to Size
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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 18 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Just what I wanted

PostedNovember 13, 2013
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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
True to Size
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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 19 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Unbelievable good!

PostedNovember 28, 2013
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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 20 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent choice for cold, harsh winter. Great choice!

PostedDecember 9, 2013
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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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