As the season of winter is approaching, all of us are forced to open up our closets and scan for our warm clothing – jackets! As I scanned my closet for some of my old jackets, I found the Columbia Men’s Cougar Peaks II Jacket. I can still recall clearly why I bought this jacket. The first reason was its price, second was its product description and third was I really needed a new jacket.
The Columbia Men’s Cougar Peaks II Jacket is really very affordable. If I am not mistaken, I paid just below $30 for this jacket. That was without a doubt a great value for a jacket. Most of the jackets, well depending on the quality and type I must say, cost more than a hundred bucks! Having this jacket for a really cheap price was indeed very tempting.
The second reason I bought it is because it was advertised to be a waterproof jacket made from high quality nylon and polyester materials. Plus, it is said to allow maximum breathability to prevent moisture from within. For a price so low and all the features I need a jacket to be, I made nothing stop me and bought the jacket instantly.
Lastly, I needed a jacket. No explanations can be detailed further for this third reason.
The question is: was I satisfied buying the jacket? Well, here is a detailed answer for this question. To be fair with Columbia, indeed it performed what it said about the jacket being water-resistant. The material can really repel rain and drizzle. The downside is that there are very many unsealed seam from which water can soak through. So even though the material was waterproof, it is not completely water-resistant at all because water can still soak your undergarments.
With regards to breathability, there is really no question about it. The materials this jacket is made of are thin enough to allow an exhaust way for moisture!
Overall, it this is a jacket that you can use occasionally when you are left with no other choice. And because it can easily be packed on its own chest pocket, you can bring it with you anywhere and use it for emergency purposes.