Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket

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The Bugaboo is a warm, well made jacket with a few…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150


The Bugaboo is a warm, well made jacket with a few fit issues.


  • well made
  • warm
  • water resistant/breathable


  • sleeves too long
  • hood too big

Over all, I would say the Bugaboo is a good jacket. There are a few fit issues, but I think they have to do more with the garments intended use and not what I'm using it for. The sleeves extend over my hands, but they come to the appropriate length when I lift my arms to chest level (when holding ski poles?). They also have velcro adjustable cuffs so I can get them to stay above my hands.

The fleece liner is very well made and very warm. I have worn it by itself on a number of occasions and have not been cold. It is also effective against moderate wind.

The waterproofing of the shell seems to work, although I can't say how it would do in driving rain. I have had it in moderate drizzle/rain and it has not soaked through. It is easy to zip the liner in and out, have not had any problems with this function.

The hood is too big, had to fold the leading edge back to be able to see. Again I think it may be cut to fit a ski helmet/beanie underneath, since I am not using it for skiing, this is a problem for me. All the zippers are of good quality with zipper pulls that accomodate gloved hands. the ski goggle pocket is a nice touch, although maybe a little small for it's intended use. I intend to put my gps in it.

It seems to be holding up well, all the stitching is well done. Overall a good jacket for the money.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Providing all-purpose winter performance at a great price, the tall-size Columbia BugabooTM Interchange 3-in-1 insulated jacket has a removable liner jacket so you can adapt to changing weather.

- REI refers to the men's version

Columbia Mens Bugaboo Interchange Jacket - Closeout - From skiing to shoveling snow, this extremely versatile jacket features a durable outer shell with Omni-Tech(R) waterproof-breathable technology to keep you dry and comfortable in all kinds of winter conditions. The insulated liner jacket can be layered underneath or worn on its own for everyday use in warmer temps. The zippered security pocket, media and goggle pocket and zippered chest pocket keep stuff securely stowed while the removable storm hood, drawcord hem and adjustable sleeve cuffs lock out cold weather. Construction: Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable fully seam-sealed to keep you dry and comfortable Omni-Shield advanced repellency resists stains and sprinkles Zip-in and 3-point Interchange System Removable, adjustable storm hood Drawcord adjustable hem Interior security pocket Zippered chest pocket Media and goggle pocket Adjustable sleeve cuffs Imported Fabric: Omni-Tech Shell 100% nylon Legacy twill Shell lining 100% nylon embossed taffeta Omni-Shield inner jacket exterior 100% polyester smooth microfiber Inner jacket lining 100% polyester tricot Liner jacket insulation 100% polyester Microtemp XF II, 80g

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Versatile and dependable, Columbia Sportswearand#39;s Bugaboo Interchange jacket is a 3-in-1 system with a shell that features an Omni-Techand#174; waterproof breathable membrane and a water-resistant, insulated liner, each of which can be worn separately or combined for top-of-the-line warmth and protection. Available Colors: BLACK, BUFFALO, 003 BOULDER, 402 DARK COMPASS, 440 ABYSS. Sizes: 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

We've added our patented thermal reflective technology to this classic winter Interchange jacket, delivering an even warmer winter weather fighter with layering options galore. The technical outer shell is waterproof breathable, with adjustability at the hood, hem, and cuffs, and the new zip-in fleece liner features thermal reflectivity, which reflects your body heat for warmth while maintaining a high level of breathability. Each piece works as an outer layer on its own during moderate conditions, or wear them together when you need the jacket's full ostorm-fighting power. Construction : Omni-HeatTM thermal reflective shell Omni-TechTM waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed Modern Classic Fit Zip-in and 3-point Interchange System Removable, adjustable storm hood Drawcord adjustable waist Interior security pocket Zippered hand pockets Media pocket Chin guard Adjustable cuff tabs Imported Fabric : Shell: 100% nylon plain weave Ultra Touch Lining: 100% nylon 210T Taffeta Liner: 100% polyester Dotswarm fleece

- Columbia refers to the men's version

There's no reason to fear cold and wet weather when you have the Columbia Men's Bugaboo Interchange Jacket on. The shell's Omni-Tech membrane with fully taped seams keeps you dry during rainy hikes in the spring and fall and snowy days in winter, and the removable liner has 80g Microtemp XF II insulation to keep you warm mid-winter. Wear the shell and liner together for warm and dry times at the ski resorts. A modern classic fit leaves plenty of room for layers underneath the Bugaboo interchange, and the polyester tricot lining slides over those layers with ease. The hood cinches tightly across your head to prevent blustery blizzards from blowing down your body, or you can remove it when there's nothing but a sunny sky overhead. The cuffs and hem cinch down tightly as well to retain all that wonderful warmth in winter. And the interior pocket holds your MP3 so you can jam out all year long.

- refers to the men's version