Ho hum or Gidee up?

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Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby Lamont » Fri 28 Feb, 2020 3:26 pm

https://www.columbia.com/mens-outdry-ex ... nColor=010

190 gms in Medium. Confirmed. So 200 gms odd for Large.
Sold as a running jacket-Two vents on the back.
Wonder if a version with similar characteristics to the COEF will come next?
Does it tickle anyone's fancy?
Ho hum or.......?
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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby mikeRsyd » Sat 22 Aug, 2020 11:44 pm

I couldn't find a local outdry so I picked up this https://www.kathmandu.com.au/mens/jacke ... acket.html

It was under 200 at the time. So far it seems to be working but I have not tested it alot just walking to the shops and sticking my arm in the shower.



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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 8:12 am

Some of the Outdry jackets look great, but you can't get them here. Not been impressed with the one bit of Columbia gear I've had, so can't be bothered with them again.
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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby Lamont » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 8:41 am

mikeRsyd wrote:I couldn't find a local outdry so I picked up this https://www.kathmandu.com.au/mens/jacke ... acket.html

It was under 200 at the time. So far it seems to be working but I have not tested it alot just walking to the shops and sticking my arm in the shower.
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Seemed a good price if it works and is durable. You'll need to go for a good walk in the rain with a ruckie on to give it a good test (over quite a few days) if you bought it for walking, that is.
Certainly lowering the price got a few to take the plunge, almost none left last I looked. Hope it works out, :D
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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby Lamont » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 8:45 am

north-north-west wrote:Some of the Outdry jackets look great, but you can't get them here.

Mine came from the UK a few years back. Had to take a punt.
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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 9:05 am

Even the men''s range has limited availability here. The women's - one Outdry jacket I can see, and not a style that would work for me.
The material gets great reviews and the prices are good, so I wouldn't mind trying one, but just can't the style I need.
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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 2:19 pm

The outdry material is excellent. It doesn't wet out

You can buy in Australia from adventure megastore currently heavily discounted. $100-150

However the ones I looked at in the store were a bit different to mine. There was no pit zips (which I think essential) and the material was less thick than mine, so I would be reluctant to take the ones instore off track.
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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby mikeRsyd » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 4:20 pm

wildwanderer wrote:The outdry material is excellent. It doesn't wet out

You can buy in Australia from adventure megastore currently heavily discounted. $100-150

However the ones I looked at in the store were a bit different to mine. There was no pit zips (which I think essential) and the material was less thick than mine, so I would be reluctant to take the ones instore off track.
So cheap, I'm tempted to get one to see the difference between outdry and shakedry

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Re: Ho hum or Gidee up?

Postby Mark F » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 4:48 pm

Trek Inn https://www.trekkinn.com/outdoor-mountain/columbia-outdry-ex-reign/136984398/p has the Outdry Reign Ex with pit zips for a tad over $200 inc freight or if you buy from Columbia's US store https://www.columbia.com/mens-outdry-ex-reign-jacket-1849091.html?dwvar_1849091_variationColor=010#start=0 it is AU$110 + freight forwarder cost.

Edit - I have been thinking of trying one out and this thread has forced :shock: me to act. I bought a Reign from the columbia link above. $US$81 (approx AU$120) to deliver to Shopmate and another AU$40-$50 for delivery to AU GST etc. Price from Adventure Megastore $270
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