Fact: the winter has begun to bully us into wearing heavy, bulkier layers, BUT it doesn’t have to be that way. There are options available that provide function, warmth, and style at reasonable prices and minimal weight for both women and men. This month’s installation of our “For Him” section does just that, with the most important component of the look revolving around a really great base layer; in this case, being a jacket or two!
Fashion Pulse Hubby has been wear-testing the Columbia Powder Down Jacket in Boulder on days when we wished we were on a tropical island instead of the wintery isle of Manhattan, and the Columbia Grade Max Jacket when the temperature is not as frigid, while traveling, during outside activities like bike riding or skateboarding, or worn under the down jacket when the weather outside is frightful. The down jacket is pretty straightforward, yet can be categorized as a cut above the rest, thanks to Columbia’s technology and thoughtful design features, such a helmet compatible hood, 2-way underarm venting for ease of mobility, plenty of secure, interior zip pockets, an adjustable hem, and a waterproof zipper.
The wool blend of the Max Jacket offer the hi-tech features of Omni-Wind Block for wind-proofing your clothing, the Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining to keep you warm and dry with the minimal amount of weight in the fabric, while the Omni-Shield repellency feature keep the jacket looking fresh and new from season to season, even if you happened to dump your hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps concoction down the front of it, multiple times, during that infamous tailgate before the game…
Joe (Fashion Pulse Hubby) Wears:
Columbia Powder Down Jacket in Boulder (c/o Columbia)
Columbia Grade Max Jacket (c/o Columbia)
Nautica Flannel Plaid Shirt (c/o Nautica; see similar here)