Columbia Rodeo Magic Parka - Expedition Weight: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Columbia Rodeo Magic Parka - Expedition Weight: Reviews

   Photo: Shana Novak


Good for Resort
System jackets might seem passé to some, but the reasonably priced three- in-one Rodeo Magic, which can be worn as a shell, a midlayer, or both, is a pretty sweet (and, of course, versatile) garment. While not as waterproof and breathable as higher-priced options, the shell held its own on a dumping powder day in British Columbia. The midlayer, a water-and-wind-resistant jacket with house-brand synthetic insulation, not only kept testers toasty in midwinter Colorado but was nice to wear on its own in the shoulder seasons. Plus the removable hood fits over helmets—a detail missing from many pricier options. 3.4 lbs;

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