Columbia Double Whammy Parka - Men's

rated 3.5 of 5 stars (3)

The Men's Double Whammy Parka has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best component jackets for 2020.

photo: Columbia Men's Double Whammy Parka component (3-in-1) jacket

Specs

Price Reviewers Paid: $120.00-$175.00

Reviews

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   2
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

I've owned this Columbia Double Whammy for 9 years. The shell is still waterproof and looks great! The liner is a great stand-alone jacket. I use this coat for snow skiing, rain, and general cold weather. Great coat, especially for the money!

I got this jacket on sale for $99. It's not a bad jacket for the price, and it's warm. I have to do a lot of work outside and it's ok for day trips or for going to the office or the mall or whatever. I haven't tested it in the rain, it seems to shed snow ok.

However, I much prefer the Gore-tex outer material. The Bergundtal material is noisy and doesn't flex very well. The hood is too small, particularly when wearing a hat. The pit zips are bulky and too much trouble.

For backpacking extended trips, I wear my Eddie Bauer Gore-tex mountain parka with fleece and a down vest. I'll write my reviews for these under Eddie Bauer and Solstice.

Fabric: Bergundtal Cloth
Fill: Fleece Liner
Price Paid: $120 US

I bought this as a general use winter coat with occasional ski trip duty. The hood is way short for me, it needs a longer "bill" to cover to keep rain/snow out off my forehead. The fabric is NOT water repellent. Light rain has a tendency to soak the fabric. I have applied some "Camp-Tex" water repellent which helped a little. The pit-zips are nice and the coat is durable and well made. The liner tends to "bunch-up" when putting the coat on.

I give it a 5 out of 10. If they'd only put a decent hood on it and a bit of water repellency...

Fabric: Berguntal Cloth
Fill: Fleece liner (zips out)
Price Paid: $175

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Double Whammy Parka versions

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