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  • Omni-Tech™ nylon blocks rain from getting in and lets moisture vapor inside escape
  • Storm hood, cuffs and hem drawcord all adjust to help seal out the elements
  • Abrasion-resistant chin guard feels good next to skin
  • The men's Columbia Watertight II Rain Jacket features zippered hand pockets; jacket packs into hand pocket

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Specs

Best Use Climbing
Fabric Nylon
Lining Fabric Unlined
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing Omni-Tech waterproof breathable laminate
Hood Yes
Packable Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's
Weight Unavailable

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia Watertight II Rain Jkt Has performed great in heavy and light rain but have only been in the elements for less than an hour each time. Does great against the wind as well. For a rain jacket and the price is exactly what I wanted. Very functional and the all black looks nice. I bought this in the winter and it has been flawless with the cold weather. With the recent warmer weather I've noticed that I get warm in this jacket quickly. There are no pit zips on this jacket for ventilation but personally I'm glad they don't have them because I find most of the time they are uncomfortable. However, I have really enjoyed having this as a rain jacket and would buy another in the future.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight and good price I purchased this rain jacket for backpacking to replace a heavier jacket I had been using. The hood is large enough to wear a hat and still cover my face. The zipper is covered by a storm flap with multiple velcro strips to keep it closed. The sleeves are a little tight at the armpit and bicep area so putting on the jacket over a medium weight fleece, for fall backpacking, is tight. Once I pulled the fleece sleeves down, into the jacket sleeves, the jacket fits well, and the pockets have waterproof zippers. The jacket does not have pit zips, but is more durable than the North Face rain jackets, which cost more. For the price, fit, and durability, I am quite satisfied.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Jacket held up to Yellowstone & Teton storms I bought this rain jacket for a backpacking trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP because, well, us Texans don't have a need for rain jackets. I'm 5'10" 195lb and bought a large which gave me enough room to wear a thin puffy jacket underneath and still feel comfortable. The jacket kept me dry in a heavy 90-minute storm at the bottom of Seven Mile Hole and another moderate 90-minute storm on my way back from Lake Solitude. It also helped break the wind and keep me warm.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water rolls My buddy and I both bought these jackets on sale at REI before we went onto the A.T. It was windy and rainy. This rain jacket was light and comfortable. The rain slid right off and we were not effected. I am a football coach and can't wait to use this jacket on rainy days. It is also fashionable to wear on any rainy day a well. It has pulls on the bottom and around the sleeve to help preserve body heat on cold days too.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Expected More From Columbia Products I use this shell for casual walking/hiking in often wet weather. Waterproof and breathable aspect lives up to its name. However, as someone who has long used Columbia outerwear, I find this jacket poorly designed and cheaply made. My medium fits too tightly to layer well underneath. The hood toggle chord is hard to adjust; when cinched tight, the ends slap you in the face, and when not, the length between the hood and the toggle create an arching loop that bothers your chin, gets in your lower field of vision and generally looks ridiculous. The fact that there is no inside pocket is another major detraction (if I had realized before I bought it, I would never have purchased a jacket without one). The edges along both sides of the zipper are already frayed after just a few weeks of wear.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket, but not waterproof I'm a 5'8" woman, bought a men's Large. The jacket fits well, with plenty of room for layering, looks great, good length. Just after I got it, I wore it in very light rain for a few hours and the outer layer soaked through. I didn't get wet because the inside web layer kept the wet outer layer off me, but in a heavier rain that wouldn't work. I really like this jacket, but would not call it waterproof.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality basic shell The value for a Columbia jacket is what drew me to this item. I live in San Diego, CA and need rain protection for about 4 hours a year, so this basic shell is perfect for me. Not a whole lot of bells and whistles, but it keeps me dry on wet hikes. Pros: very light weight, packs into its own pocket, good fit/cut, quality water repellent. Cons: no breast pocket, the pockets are offset by about an inch, so one hand sits about an inch lower than the other.
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointing I bought this several months ago and have used it a half dozen times. In a light rain you will be fine but a decent rain will soak you. This is not water proof and sticks to your skin. In a moderate rain it soaked through after 90 minutes. I would not use this in temperatures under 50 degrees.
Date published: 2014-07-31
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Would this jacket be good for going to Costa Rica and spending the majority of my time outside?

Asked by: GwenWatson
This is a great rain jacket that is packable and good for travel, so it sounds like it would be a good choice for
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-19

Is the hood helmet compatible?

Asked by: limbriani
This jacket does not have a helmet compatible hood.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-01

Is this jacket good for weather below 50 degrees? Or would it be necessary to use another layer?

Asked by: Heaterz
​We do not provide temperature ratings on clothing because warmth depends on so many different variables including activity level, metabolism, perspiration as well as the other clothing layers you are wearing.​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-28

I live in a city that is humid all the time. I also tend to get warm with the jacket I used now. Does this jacket make you feel hot in humid weather? 

Asked by: Jacobmg11
This jacket is made of a waterproof breathable fabric that lets moisture vapor escape from the inside and it does work well in humid conditions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-10

Does this jacket have armpit ventilation? 

Asked by: jnkhan1
The Watertight II does not have pit-zips for additional ventilation.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

5'8"  160#  what size should i get?

Asked by: KYB
Based on the information that you provided, a medium in the Watertight II Rain Jacket will more than likely be the proper size. We would also recommend checking out the Columbia specific size chart attached to the item above.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Before I order this, should I be buying one that fits my body measurements, or one that's a size bigger if I'll be wearing a fitted fleece underneath it?

Asked by: WYSIWYG
This jacket has a regular fit, so there should be enough room to wear a fitted/lightweight fleece underneath. Go with your body measurements to choose the size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

I purchased the Columbia Watertight II Rain Jacket - Men's and was told that the hood could be rolled up into a collar, can not figure it out. Is it possible ? Thanks

Asked by: Lagoon
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia Watertight II Rain Jkt Has performed great in heavy and light rain but have only been in the elements for less than an hour each time. Does great against the wind as well. For a rain jacket and the price is exactly what I wanted. Very functional and the all black looks nice. I bought this in the winter and it has been flawless with the cold weather. With the recent warmer weather I've noticed that I get warm in this jacket quickly. There are no pit zips on this jacket for ventilation but personally I'm glad they don't have them because I find most of the time they are uncomfortable. However, I have really enjoyed having this as a rain jacket and would buy another in the future.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight and good price I purchased this rain jacket for backpacking to replace a heavier jacket I had been using. The hood is large enough to wear a hat and still cover my face. The zipper is covered by a storm flap with multiple velcro strips to keep it closed. The sleeves are a little tight at the armpit and bicep area so putting on the jacket over a medium weight fleece, for fall backpacking, is tight. Once I pulled the fleece sleeves down, into the jacket sleeves, the jacket fits well, and the pockets have waterproof zippers. The jacket does not have pit zips, but is more durable than the North Face rain jackets, which cost more. For the price, fit, and durability, I am quite satisfied.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Jacket held up to Yellowstone & Teton storms I bought this rain jacket for a backpacking trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP because, well, us Texans don't have a need for rain jackets. I'm 5'10" 195lb and bought a large which gave me enough room to wear a thin puffy jacket underneath and still feel comfortable. The jacket kept me dry in a heavy 90-minute storm at the bottom of Seven Mile Hole and another moderate 90-minute storm on my way back from Lake Solitude. It also helped break the wind and keep me warm.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water rolls My buddy and I both bought these jackets on sale at REI before we went onto the A.T. It was windy and rainy. This rain jacket was light and comfortable. The rain slid right off and we were not effected. I am a football coach and can't wait to use this jacket on rainy days. It is also fashionable to wear on any rainy day a well. It has pulls on the bottom and around the sleeve to help preserve body heat on cold days too.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Expected More From Columbia Products I use this shell for casual walking/hiking in often wet weather. Waterproof and breathable aspect lives up to its name. However, as someone who has long used Columbia outerwear, I find this jacket poorly designed and cheaply made. My medium fits too tightly to layer well underneath. The hood toggle chord is hard to adjust; when cinched tight, the ends slap you in the face, and when not, the length between the hood and the toggle create an arching loop that bothers your chin, gets in your lower field of vision and generally looks ridiculous. The fact that there is no inside pocket is another major detraction (if I had realized before I bought it, I would never have purchased a jacket without one). The edges along both sides of the zipper are already frayed after just a few weeks of wear.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket, but not waterproof I'm a 5'8" woman, bought a men's Large. The jacket fits well, with plenty of room for layering, looks great, good length. Just after I got it, I wore it in very light rain for a few hours and the outer layer soaked through. I didn't get wet because the inside web layer kept the wet outer layer off me, but in a heavier rain that wouldn't work. I really like this jacket, but would not call it waterproof.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality basic shell The value for a Columbia jacket is what drew me to this item. I live in San Diego, CA and need rain protection for about 4 hours a year, so this basic shell is perfect for me. Not a whole lot of bells and whistles, but it keeps me dry on wet hikes. Pros: very light weight, packs into its own pocket, good fit/cut, quality water repellent. Cons: no breast pocket, the pockets are offset by about an inch, so one hand sits about an inch lower than the other.
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointing I bought this several months ago and have used it a half dozen times. In a light rain you will be fine but a decent rain will soak you. This is not water proof and sticks to your skin. In a moderate rain it soaked through after 90 minutes. I would not use this in temperatures under 50 degrees.
Date published: 2014-07-31
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Questions & Answers

Would this jacket be good for going to Costa Rica and spending the majority of my time outside?

Asked by: GwenWatson
This is a great rain jacket that is packable and good for travel, so it sounds like it would be a good choice for
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-19

Is the hood helmet compatible?

Asked by: limbriani
This jacket does not have a helmet compatible hood.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-01

Is this jacket good for weather below 50 degrees? Or would it be necessary to use another layer?

Asked by: Heaterz
​We do not provide temperature ratings on clothing because warmth depends on so many different variables including activity level, metabolism, perspiration as well as the other clothing layers you are wearing.​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-28

I live in a city that is humid all the time. I also tend to get warm with the jacket I used now. Does this jacket make you feel hot in humid weather? 

Asked by: Jacobmg11
This jacket is made of a waterproof breathable fabric that lets moisture vapor escape from the inside and it does work well in humid conditions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-10

Does this jacket have armpit ventilation? 

Asked by: jnkhan1
The Watertight II does not have pit-zips for additional ventilation.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

5'8"  160#  what size should i get?

Asked by: KYB
Based on the information that you provided, a medium in the Watertight II Rain Jacket will more than likely be the proper size. We would also recommend checking out the Columbia specific size chart attached to the item above.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Before I order this, should I be buying one that fits my body measurements, or one that's a size bigger if I'll be wearing a fitted fleece underneath it?

Asked by: WYSIWYG
This jacket has a regular fit, so there should be enough room to wear a fitted/lightweight fleece underneath. Go with your body measurements to choose the size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

I purchased the Columbia Watertight II Rain Jacket - Men's and was told that the hood could be rolled up into a collar, can not figure it out. Is it possible ? Thanks

Asked by: Lagoon
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