New, Packable Protection from Columbia

Columbia OutDry Ex NanoLite Shell

A premium packable rain- and windshell needs to check a few crucial boxes. First, it needs to really work in extreme conditions. (I.e., more than just a light layer for drizzle.) Second, it needs to easily and quickly fold away into its own pocket so you can stash it in a small pack and keep it at the ready.





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Columbia’s new OutDry Ex NanoLite Shell (available for men or women) certainly checks these boxes. It offers lots of peace of mind when you can bring it everywhere you go. When it packs down this small, why not bring it?




The Outdry Extreme fabric is ready to protect you against heavy rain and snow with its external impenetrable waterproof membrane that is also breathable. Internal wicking means next-to-skin comfort if you’re wearing this layer in warmer temps with just a light layer underneath—summer paddling or hiking in the rain, for example. And when it clears up, you can stow the jacket in your pack and forget about it until the weather threatens again.




OutDry™ EXTREME waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
Bonded hood brim
Peripheral hood adjustment
PU Vislon centerfront and hand pocket zippers
Adjustable cuffs
Drawcord-adjustable drop-tail hem
Packable into hand pocket.

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Columbia OutDry Ex Eco II Tech Shell



Stay dry and planet-conscious in a jacket with recycled materials and Columbia’s most advanced waterproof-breathable tech. The OutDry Ex Eco II Tech Shell (available for men or women) includes unique features like oversized hand pockets (with mesh lining) that double as vents. And sweetest of all, a t-shirt-like undyed organic cotton interior adds heft beneath the slick exterior. Plus: Just enough stretch lets the jacket move with you.


OutDry™ EXTREME waterproof/breathable fully seam-sealed
Textile made from 100% undyed organic cotton
100% recycled, dye-free fabrics with no intentional PFCs (may contain trace amounts)
Trims contain 100% recycled content
No water used to color this textile
Non-PFC OutDry Extreme membrane
External seam tape
Bonded visor, hem, and cuffs
Attached, adjustable storm hood
Zippered hand pockets
Adjustable contoured sleeve cuff
Drawcord adjustable hem
Dozens of liters of water per product saved in production.

For Anglers:

PFG Terminal Tackle Hoodie



This ideal fishing layer (available for men and now for kids) helps you stay protected from the sun while you yell “fish on!” It’s quick-drying, lightweight, breathable hoodie with built-in UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50—perfect for a day on the water.

The neckline provides optimal coverage and a streamlined hood fits slim enough to layer under a hat for protection over your neck and ears.

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