What exactly is a “Compounder”? Adhesive substances? Nope. Fractions? Nope. An awesome jacket meant for whatever you can throw at it? Yep.
Columbia continues to step up their game. The Columbia Compounder Jacket is great all-around jacket for those who like to get out doing a lot of different things. Columbia sent me the Compounder to review this spring and summer.
Columbia Compounder Jacket Features
Fabric: 100% 2.5 layer polyester plain weave
Omni-Dry ultra breathable waterproof fully seam sealed
Omni-Wick EVAP® advanced evaporation
Attached, adjustable, helmet compatible storm hood
Drawcord adjustable hem
Internal key clip
Abrasion resistant chin guard
Center back length: 30 in
Columbia Compounder Jacket Review
The Columbia Compounder Jacket would fit well in the “all-around” jacket category. It is a strong performer in a lot of different conditions.
The combination of the 2.5 layer Omni-Dry construction was more than enough to keep the weather out. From rain storms, to blizzards, to 40 mph winds, the Compounder kept the weather at bay. I had full confidence when I wore it.
The thing that sets it apart from other jackets is the Omni-Wick Evap technology. This is supposed to make the Compounder ultra breathable by using “a special compound that disperses sweat quickly across a broad surface area for accelerated evaporation.”. I’m a sweat machine so ...Read more...
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