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
Drawcord adjustable hem
Skinny seam seal tape
Contoured sleeve cuffs
Abrasion resistant chin guard
24 oz (Shell: 11.2 oz. Liner: 12.8 oz.)
Center back length: 29.5”
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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