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Columbia Ultrachange Parka Review

By Eric Miller - February 28th, 2013 - No Comments
Columbia Ultrachange Parka Review
The Columbia Ultrachange Parka is unlike any other Columbia jacket I’ve seen and tested. Columbia gave me the opportunity to test one this past winter and here’s what I thought. Columbia Ultrachange Parka Review Features Omni-Heat thermal reflective and insulated liner Omni-Wick EVAP advanced evaporation Omni-Dry ultrabreathable waterproof fully seam sealed 3-point Interchange System Liner with breathable stretch panels Attached, adjustable storm hood Helmet compatible hood Vented hand pockets 2-way center front zipper Waterproof zippers Drawcord adjustable hem Skinny seam seal tape Contoured sleeve cuffs Backpack compatible Abrasion resistant chin guard Drop tail 24 oz (Shell: 11.2 oz. Liner: 12.8 oz.) Center back length: 29.5” MSRP: $450 Columbia Ultrachange Parka Review Review The Columbia Ultrachange Parka truly is a few steps above any other Columbia jacket I’ve tested. I was very impressed with it. The Ultrachange is 3 jackets in 1. It comes with an outer shell and a liner jacket. You can mix and match to get the protection that you need. The shell is lightweight coming in at 11.2 ounces. It’s not the lightest on the market but that is still good for a protective shell. It is made with their Omni-Dry and Omni-Wick EVAP for weather protection and breathability. The jacket surface is textured which gives it a couple of extra design points. From a performance standpoint the Ultrachange shell gets a 4 out of 5 stars from me. It is great w...Read more...


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