Columbia Air Shell 2010

The Columbia Air Shell multi-activity jacket uses OmniTech waterproof and breathable fabric; mesh lining improves comfort; long length with two base pockets; additional small chest pocket. But 536g (size L) is a little heavy compared to others; pockets are easily obscured with rucksack belts; hood has floppy peak and does not move well with the head; very long for a multi-sport jacket.

The Columbia Air Shell is a nice enough jacket for general walking, but others have the edge for multi-sport use.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010