Columbia Men’s EvaPOURation Jacket
Last updated on February 27, 2022 11:00 pm
- 100% Nylon
- OMNI-TECH: Our Omni-Tech technology features air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable. It provides excellent waterproof protection, keeping mother nature’s elements out, at the same time allowing the inside to breathe
- OMNI-WICK – EVAP: The ultimate moisture management technology for the outdoors. Omni-Wick quickly moves moisture from the skin into the fabric where it spreads across the surface to quickly evaporate—keeping you cool and your clothing dry
- WET WEATHER SHELTER: The Columbia Men’s Evapouration Jacket is one of our most popular and proven go-to foul weather jackets. Its functional design is a welcome bit of packable insurance when heading into an unpredictable weekend
- ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This versatile rain jacket features an adjustable storm hood, underarm vents, zippered hand pockets, adjustable cuffs, and a drawcord adjustable hem with drop tail to keep you fully protected
- DURABLE – PORTABLE: Seam sealed and made from 100% nylon 2.5L fabric that’s designed to keep you sheltered and dry, yet remains breathable. The jacket’s packable design makes it easy to store and keep handy in its own pocket
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer|
14.6 x 13.1 x 1.9 inches, 11.2 Ounces
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|Date First Available|
March 22, 2018
Columbia (Sporting Goods)
George T –
To compare similar jackets: This Columbia Evapouration-nylon/poly( $85) -though sturdy and light weight is rubbery and wrinkly, and definitely non breathable (read Sweat!!!) Mistakenly ordered XXL- I’m 6’2′ 230# 46chest /35 sleeves. Live in N. Calif. The fit is OK on the shoulders, 2+” too long on the arms- Should have been a L or XL
Compared this with Marmot Minimalist Goretex(higher price at $135) which is sturdy and light/packable also rubbery but with minimal if any breathability -(sweating and damp within a minute walking around the house in a tee shirt- 62deg) It looks good though as it loses its wrinkles. Both can’t hide the hood. Returned both for the Addidas Goretex: a much better jacket even if double the price.
Steve L. –
I bought this for a marathon race because just a few days before the race, the forecast was 100% chance of rain. First of all, I’m 6′ tall and 180lb. I usually wear medium size jacket, only occasionally I would need a large. I debated for a long time what size to get because most of the answered questions would suggest a large for my build. Plus, the large size is somehow a whopping $40 cheaper than the medium.
I went with my gut feeling and ordered a medium size because I don’t want a very loose jacket for running. Once I got the jacket and tried it on, it fit me perfectly. However, the style of the jacket does not look like the male model picture on the Amazon page. (See my photo as reference) The actual jacket fits loose and the model either has it one size smaller or the jacket is pinned on the back for photography effect.
Anyway, the jacket itself is quite good. It is 100% waterproof and it’s very light. Though I don’t find it’s breathable like it claimed in the product description. I wore this on the marathon. While it was raining heavily, the jacket kept my dry the whole run. Though my body was quite sweaty from the running. The vents under the armpits helped a bit. After the race when I stopped running, I immediately felt very cold. So don’t count on this jacket to keep you warm.
Samantha L Price –
I love this jacket, I have used it in the rain several times now and it hasn’t let water in. Even with the pit zips closed I don’t sweat in this like l do in the Columbia Watertight II. The pit zips are an awesome feature for higher intensity activities, they really help a lot. The only negative for me was the lack of mesh lining, it is uncomfortable on bare skin. This isn’t an issue if you have a long sleeve top on underneath, but l find that l often need to pull this out my pack when hiking so I just have a t-shirt on so it sticks to my skin. Minor issue that I can live with, l am very happy with this jacket!
Sorry, Columbia- your Omni-tech just didn’t work for me.
I sweat a lot because I’m out of shape and this didn’t breathe at all. Instead, my sweat just soaked me through on a recent 10-ish mile hike in 50-degree sunny weather on sand and rocks. Even with the jacket unzipped and the pit zips open, I couldn’t dump enough heat to prevent sweat- or get enough airflow to allow my sweat to breathe through. Every chance I got to take the jacket off, I’d turn it inside out, hang it from my pack and let the wind attempt to dry it while the coastal air chilled me, laughing at my wet synthetic tee and wool pullover. Then it would start raining again, the jacket would have to go back on and I’d stay wet. This is not a replacement for Gore-Tex, especially in relatively high ambient humidity. It would have been uncomfortable with only a short-sleeve tee-shirt, as the fabric would have stuck to my skin.
All of that said, the build quality is solid and the fit was quite good. As an around-town, low-exertion rain jacket, I have no problems with this jacket as it’s light, comfortable and good-looking.
I’m 6′, 240lbs with a longer torso, a belly and broad shoulders and felt the large was a good fit. I have medium-length arms and typically wear a large tee-shirt. I’ve worn this with only a long-sleeve tee-shirt under as well as a tee/mid-layer and the mobility was still unhindered and fit was unaffected.
Lo compré para un viaje y cumplió a la perfección con su objetivo, me mantuvo completamente seco aún en lluvia intensa, además de que no es sofocante. El diseño me gustó mucho. Columbia suele ser un poco grande respecto a tallas similares de otras marcas, me hubiera gustado que fuera un poco más chico por estética, pero tampoco me quedó mal y al no serlo, me permitiría usarlo con un sueter grueso abajo, en caso de hacer mucho frío. Excelente compra. Muy recomendable.
I bought this because I needed a light rain shell. I took it on a 3 hour hike where it was raining/snowing and it was extremely damp inside at the end, enough to be able to wet your hand if you rubbed inside. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and assumed it was sweat, so I did a test to double check. I hung it in the shower and placed a piece of paper inside. I used cold water for approx 10 minutes and found the same result, the paper was wet. It does repel some water, but is NOT waterproof. If you’re walking for under an hour in the rain then it should work fine but don’t expect it to block everything even though it says it does.
Too big and not waterproof. It leaks water during heavy rains. Totally useless when driving or walking in heavy rains
I purchased this jacket for a trip to London and Paris my wife and I were taking. This jacket worked well for my needs. 1. Water proof. 2. Use as a light wind breaker. 3. Easy to pack.
During the 2 week trip it rained only once and the jacket did what it should do, kept me dry. I put it to a good test today walking the dog, water did not penetrate. This jacket is fine if it is not humid, even with the arm pit vents open, I would have sweated and been wet from that. I feel it is very import to have vents. It just makes sense, the air need to vent out somewhere. I also liked the Velcro/stretch wrists. This is a plus, it may not seem like much, but its nice to be able to remove the jacket without having to undo the Velcro. Another feature I liked with the hood, it has an adjustable strap which will keep the hood from going down too far over your head. You can stuff this in a pack or suite case, or stuff it into its pocket. I gave it 4 stars simply because if you stuff it into the pocket and zip it closed the pull on the zipper does not travel to the outside of the zipper and I would go with the next size up, especially if you at the upper limit of your size. These are my only complaints. I also have not had it very long to give feedback on a long term use.
I’ve used this jacket for over a year already and I must say that I’m extremely satisfied with it. It’s perfectly waterproof, packs down to a small size and on top of that it looks great enough to wear even as casual clothing, that way I don’t have to switch jackets that often in a climate where I can’t just know when it’s gonna start raining again. Oh, and it dries fast.
I see some people saying that this jacket is like a “plastic bag”. I have yet to hear of waterproof cotton. Think a little before complaining about a product?
Un rompevientos excelente para la gente que tiene el horrible problema de sudar mucho como yo.
Lo utilice para hacer montañismo y vaya que me sorprendió lo bien que funciono ya que me mantuvo relativamente seco, lo que ayudo a que el aire y el frío no fueran un problema para cua do debes detenerte a reposar, incluso me sorprendió que mantuvo muy bien mi temperatura interna que no me deshidrate, y en el momento que la lluvia nos agarro también me mantuvo seco, aunque siento que en esos casos se enfría mucho porque como que las gotas se disparan en la tela exterior, lo que da la sensación de esta húmeda pero no lo es como tal.
Es una excelente opción pero no te aísla del frío así que no te confíes.
El único contra es que se pincho rápido :'( con apenas un rose :'(