The OutDry Hybrid Jacket is built differently from other rain jackets. To keep water out, the durable OutDry Extreme waterproof membrane is on the OUTSIDE of the jacket, preventing water from even thinking about passing through the surface. While regular rain jackets are just sewn together, the OutDry Hybrid not only has seam seals, but they’re also on the outside of the jacket for maximum impermeability. With waterproofing on the outside, you’re dry on the inside. Also inside is a soft, moisture-wicking fabric in case you perspire. And since all of this is still breathable, you’re dry and comfortable when hiking through the storm, waiting out the rain when camping or simply making your daily commute…all without the clammy feel of lesser rain jackets.
Columbia has always been an innovator and game-changer in outdoor apparel technology. Now they're leading the way again with new OutDry Extreme waterproof, breathable technology. What makes OutDry Extreme different? Over time, the lamination or coating on the shell of traditional waterproof/breathable jackets starts to wear away and the garment begins to absorb moisture and lose its breathability. OutDry features an actual waterproof membrane on the OUTSIDE of the jacket, so there's no lamination or coating to break down. Plus, the OutDry Hybrid Jacket features an Omni-WICKTM EVAP ultra-high performance wicking fabric interior that disperses sweat across a brand area for accelerated evaporation. The result is superior, long-lasting waterproof performance and comfort that helps you make the most out of every moment outdoors—even when the weather won't cooperate.
When Columbia designs a jacket, it's not just the big technologies that make the difference—it's also the little things. On the OutDry Hybrid Jacket, it's things like externally sealed seams, 2-way zippered underarm vents, a polurethane-coated front zipper with storm flap, and seamless Light RailTM zippers on the hand pockets. An interior security pocket provides secure storage for essentials, while a 3-piece adjustable hood keeps the rain off your roof. Drop tail provides extra coverage, and a drawcord adjustable hem and hook-and-loop cuffs ensure a snug yet comfortable fit.