Columbia’s OutDry Extreme is one of our favorite waterproof-breathable materials. It’s a unique fabric that doesn’t wet out and beads on the surface. And now it’s on sale.
OutDry does a stellar job of avoiding the dreaded wet-out. Water beads off the surface forever. We’ve used it from Alaska to Mexico and everywhere in between with great results. So when it goes on sale in jackets, we’re always ready to pounce.
Right now, the OutDry Ex ECO Rain Shell is more than half off. The outer is waterproof, and the inside is made of 100 percent recycled fabric that’s breathable despite the armor on top. Even in the long-cut jacket’s limited “undyed white” color option, it may not last long.
But don’t stop there. You can add another rain- and snow-proof minimalist piece with color! The OutDry Ex Featherweight Shell Jacket is also on sale in specific colors for 40 percent off.
Top Ski Jacket on Sale
If you’re looking for a really good ski parka, Columbia has a screaming deal on the men’s OutDry Ex Mogul Jacket. Using the same waterproof material as the rain jackets, this insulated parka kept our editor warm on frigid ski days in Colorado.
“Because I test jackets all winter, I have about 30 in my closet. And this is probably the one I reach for most, especially for cold days of lift-served skiing,” said Editor-In-Chief Sean McCoy.
He highly recommends this jacket for downhill skiers looking for a coat of armor against the biting winds of winter on the mountain. We’re not alone in our love of this jacket: It also has a nearly perfect five-star rating on Columbia’s website.