Best Waterproof Breathable Jacket
Backpacker magazine gave Columbia Outdry Ex Diamond its prestigious Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice awards in Spring 2016. What makes the Columbia Outdry Ex Diamond one of the best waterproof breathable jackets on that market? First of all, it never wets out. Unlike Goretex or other proprietary waterproof beatable membranes, Columbia’s Outdry doesn’t use a face fabric.
Columbia provided the Adventure Bound testing team two Columbia Titanium Outdry jackets. We spent the next two months testing the Columbia Outdry technology in cold, wet winter conditions in western New York. Here is a video after one hiking in wet, windy conditions with temps hovering around 35 degrees: