Oh yeah, you heard it hear first folks. Columbia’s new Omni-Heat Thermal Reflective jacket looks to be a huge hit for we Canadians and anyone else in the world who likes to be outdoors in the cold.

Omni-heat promises to deliver warmth and superior regulation of body temperature
with revolutionary new thermal technology and without the added bulk!

Columbia is sending me one of their jackets to try in the field and the opportunity to test their new Omni-Heat jacket or parka is exciting. I look forward to the test. I have always loved the Columbia product – from shoes to jackets. My wife finally made me throw out my old pair of Columbia’s hiking shoes (the shoe didn’t wear out after two years – just the sole) and I still have the shell left from my Columbia jacket. Now the fact that it is still together is amazing.

I’ve built quinzees, backcountry shelters and lean to’s as well as used the same Columbia jacket for work on a daily basis after I figured I put too much campfire smoke and hot flying sparks through it for casual winter wear around town. Anyway, when I get the new Columbia jacket, snow should be getting closer and my snowshoes are begging for more extreme snowshoeing so I should be able to give it a good test and report back here with all the performance details.

Be sure to check out the interesting ways that a few brave men and women test the new jacket here: http://www.columbia.com/omni-heat

Looks like it is going to be a nice winter!

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