Columbia First Descents Parka - Soft Shells: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Columbia First Descents Parka - Soft Shells: Reviews

   Photo: Shana Novak

Good for Resort
Just like the turquoise-and-hot-pink, three-in-one Columbia you skied in as a kid—only much better. The inner jacket, a trim-fitting, polyester-lined down puffy with pit zips and three internal pockets, is practically worth the price of admission on its own. Ditto the waterproof-breathable shell, with its removable hood and powder skirt and a ventilated storm collar, which on cold days helps prevent your moisture-laden breath from forming an ice mask. Worn combined—they snap together in a flash—it's one of the warmest parkas here. 4 lbs;

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