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Don’t get caught during a run or hike without proper protection from the elements. Wear the Columbia Rainstormer jacket and be prepared.
This garment is ideal for a variety of activities outdoors due to it’s 2.5-layer construction. What that means is that it has an outer layer to keep rain out, an inner layer that allows sweat to evaporate, and a printed “half” layer to keep the fabric off your skin. What you get is a jacket that won’t be clammy while you run or hike—perfect for spring activities when you’re not sure what the temperature is going to be or when a storm could hit.
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I’ve tested the Columbia Rainstormer jacket in various conditions, including hiking in parks around the city, running and biking to work. It held up, kept me bone-dry, and did not feel like a sauna suit. It compresses in my backpack for use when I see a chance of rain on the way home from work, or if I travel for the weekend where fickle weather is forecast. The pockets double as vents, which saves space and weight. I would prefer additional armpit vents, although I don’t carry much stuff in my jacket pockets.
You can find the Columbia Rainstormer at www.columbia.com.