Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
The Bugaboo is a warm, well made jacket with a few fit issues.
- well made
- 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.
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With a removable liner jacket that lets you adapt to changing weather, the women's Columbia Bugaboo(TM) Interchange 3-in-1 insulated jacket offers all-around winter performance at a great price. Wear the waterproof shell with zip-in liner jacket for maximum weather protection, or wear either piece on its own. Omni-Tech(R) waterproof, breathable nylon shell resists abrasion and breathes well; seams are sealed in critical places to keep moisture from entering. Shell features zippered handwarmer pockets, a zippered chest pocket, a goggles pocket and an interior security pocket. Removable zip-in/zip-out polyester liner jacket features 80g polyester insulation; jacket includes zippered handwarmer pockets. Liner jacket has an Omni-Shield(R) barrier that resists light rain and stains. Adjustable hood detaches easily, so you can leave it behind when you don't want it. Columbia Bugaboo(TM) Interchange 3-in-1 insulated jacket has a drawcord hem and adjustable rip-and-stick cuffs that seal out the elements and help retain warmth.
Womenâs Bugaboo Interchange Jacket â Extended Sizes
Stay warm, dry and protected during active days in blustery winter weather: this extremely versatile jacket features a durable outer shell with Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable technology. A 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. Inside, the liner jacket is insulated at the core and top of arms for extra heat where you need it most while stretch fleece side panels provide a super flattering fit. Layer it underneath the shell or wear it on its own for everyday use in warmer temps.
- Ramsey Outdoor
The Bugaboo Interchange Jacket from Columbia Sportswear offers you complete versatility thanks to Colubmia's Interchange system. The removable fleece liner features light insulation to keep you toasty, while the outer shell is fully waterproof thanks to its critically seam sealed construction and Omni-Tech waterproofing technology. Wear each jacket separately depending on the weather or combine them into one for intense winter fun. PRODUCT FEATURES: Shell Fabric: 100% nylon Legacy twill, 100% polyester Chex Mix Print Lining: 100% nylon embossed taffeta Liner Fabric: 100% polyester Ultra Prima DP taffeta, 100% polyester microfleece, 250g Insulation: 100% polyester Microtemp XF II, 80g Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed Zip-in and 3-point Interchange System Removable, adjustable storm hood Drawcord adjustable hem Interior security pocket Goggle pocket Adjustable sleeve cuffs Partially insulated fleece liner
- Appalachian Outdoors