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.

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With a removable liner jacket that lets you adapt to the weather, the plus-size women's Columbia BugabooTM Interchange 3-in-1 insulated jacket offers versatile winter protection at a great price.


You'll find the Columbia Women's Bugaboo Interchange Jacket far more versatile than most ski jackets. Zip out the microfleece liner when you only need its Omni-Tech waterproof protection for rainy summer strolls, and zip the liner back in when it gets cold out. The liner's Omni-Tech thermal reflective lining uses silver dots to reflect your body heat back to you, and its soft microfleece is a great choice for shoulder season, too. The Bugaboo also features zippered pockets and adjustable tabs at the hood, hem, and cuffs for a snug fit.


CLOSEOUTS . A perennial best-seller, Columbia Sportswearand#39;s Bugaboo jacket is a three-way package that includes a waterproof breathable shell, fleece liner, and a super-charged combination of the two when temperatures dip and weather is imminent. Available Colors: WHITE CHEX MIX PRINT, BLACK, RIPTIDE, HYPER PURPLE CHEX MIX PRINT. Sizes: XS, S, M, XL, L.

- Sierra Trading Post

You'll be ready for whatever the fickle weather throws your way in the versatile Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket for women. A waterproof, breathable outer shell with critically taped seams and 100% nylon taffeta lining will seal out wet weather and gusting winter winds, while still allowing ample ventilation when you're exerting yourself. Underneath, micro-fleece liner wicks moisture and insulates your core in soft warmth when the temperature drops. The three-point interchange system lets you zip these layers together for the ultimate weather-proof protection. Columbia's OMNI-TECH waterproof technology keeps you dry when it's raining buckets. A removable, adjustable storm hood, adjustable sleeve cuffs and a drawcord-adjustable hem add extra protection when the storm is raging. An interior security pocket and outer zip-close pockets keep your small essentials safe and dry. Stash your goggles in the goggle pocket when you don't need them. Your options for outdoor adventure are endless in the Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket for women.

- Altrec Outlet

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 storm-fighting power. Construction : Omni-HeatTM thermal reflective liner Omni-TechTM waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed Modern Classic Fit Zip-in Interchange System Fleece liner Attached, adjustable storm hood Drawcord adjustable hem Interior security pocket Zippered hand pockets Adjustable cuff tabs Imported Fabric : Shell: 100% nylon plain weave Ultra Touch Lining: 100% nylon 210T Taffeta Liner: 100% polyester Dotswarm fleece

- Columbia