Columbia Glennaker Lake Review
The Columbia Glennaker Lake jacket is a lightweight coat that is perfect for just about anyone who spends any time outdoors. It will protect you from the chill in the air, keeping you warm on those spring and fall days. Thanks to the Omni-Shield technology that coats the fabrics, you can get a decent amount of water resistance so you can stay as dry as possible. If you get caught in a drizzle, then you should have no problem staying dry and protected; however, it isn't going to do too much against a downpour. Overall, customers love this jacket stating that it's super comfortable and looks great. There are many colors you can choose from, so there is sure to be one for everyone. If you need a lightweight jacket for any outdoor activity, you might want to consider the Columbia Glennaker Lake!
Affordable price tag
Omni-Shield water-resistant technology
Fun color options
Zippered side pockets
No lining in sleeves
Not very breathable
The body and lining are made out of 100% nylon to ensure you get a waterproof experience that will keep you nice and dry while you are out and about. It uses Omni-Shield technology to make sure both water and stains roll right off the jacket, preventing it from soaking in the moisture and muck, causing you discomfort.
Additionally, there is a mesh lining inside the coat that is made out of 100% polyester to give you a more comfortable feeling inside the jacket. The use of poly is pretty standard for athletic apparel, including jackets, because of it's high comfort lever, incredible durability, and its inability to absorb moisture, so you will not have to worry about being soaked through with your own sweat.
The customers who disagree and have stated that the hoodie is uncomfortable noting that it was because it was not as breathable as they would have liked. However, considering that it is designed to prevent against the rain, there is only so much they ventilation they can provide without allowing the rain to enter the coat as well. Additionally, there is a lack of lining in the arm, which gives you a lot of extra room for some comfort, but that means when you start to sweat in your jacket the sleeves will cling uncomfortably to your arms. These are definitely things that can cause discomfort, but considering the type of product it is, it is something that you might expect.
The Columbia will help keep you dry if you get caught out in a drizzle, preventing you from having to finish your adventure running around in soaking wet clothing, that alone can cause you a great deal of comfort since you won't have to deal with the damp clothing. It's also going to keep you warm if you're heading out in some cooler temperatures which is much appreciated by many people.
The relaxed fit construction will ensure that you have enough room to move around as you need while you're heading out, but it isn't going to be too baggy and appear sloppy either. It is the perfect combination of snug and loose, offering you the epitome of comfort. Of course, this is all dependant on you purchasing the correct size of the optimal fit.
The jacket features an attached stowaway hood that can be used if you're caught in the wet, allowing you to easily take it out and cover your head and neck, giving you an extra layer of protection. When the sun comes back out, and you have no more use for the hood, you can take it off and tuck it back in and forget it. For those times you choose not the use the hood and want just a little extra protection from the wind, this product features a stand-up collar, for little additional security. Additionally, the sleeves feature a hook and loop closure so you can adjust it how you see fit to keep the wind and rain from blowing up your sleeves or you can loosen it to let in the breeze if you are getting warm. It features a full zipper in the front so you can lock yourself entirely in the jacket, keeping yourself protected underneath it.
One thing this does not offer in the way of protection that you will find in many other running jackets is reflective detailing. This one does not provide you any kind of this so you are going to want to make sure that if you're heading out in low light conditions that you are bringing something with you to ensure passers-by will see you so you can stay safe while on the go.
Customers have commented that it fits them nicely and is pretty much running true to size so it should make choosing the correct size a little easier so you can get the perfect fit the first time you order.
It might be a light jacket, but the materials that are used for the construction are strong enough to withstand a lot and will not easily rip or tear while you're wearing it. Additionally, the seams are strong enough that you aren't going to have to worry about them falling apart and leaving holes in the coat. Finally, the zippers seem to be excellent quality as well, as consumers have had no complaints about any of the zippers throughout the hoodie, whether the full zip front or on the hand pockets.
The Glennacker Lake has an average price tag when compared to other light rain jackets and a pretty reasonable one for one designed by Columbia. The excellent price tag mixed with the remarkable longevity means that this really is a fantastic investment. It is going to be able to remain part of your wardrobe for quite a while before it needs to be replaced.
The long sleeves feature a hook and loop closure so you can adjust the size of the sleeves if you need to for a more comfortable fit. Additionally, the back length of the jacket (for a size medium) measures in at approximately 29 inches, although this is going to vary depending on the size purchased.
There is no information on the exact weight of the jacket; however, customers can agree that it is lightweight and feels practically weightless while they're wearing it. It's not going to slow you down, or you hold you back at all while you're heading out for a run.
There are a plethora of color options that you can choose from when purchasing this zip-up. Some of the options include, blue jay and Columbia navy, black, black and grill, cool grey and petrol blue, boulder and Pine Green, dark Ivy and glacier green, mosstone and shark, mountain red and graphite, Tuscan and grill, yacht and Azul, elderberry and shark, gray ash and graphite, Columbia gray in boulder, carbon, dark mountain and collegiate navy, delta and black, pond and grill, supersonic and shark, Amazon and grill, or fuse green and shark.
Storing it is simple, as well. You can always hang it in your closet or on your coat rack, but if that isn't something that you want to do, you have another option. This jacket is packable in its pocket. This means that you can fold it up and it will be able to fit comfortably in one of the hand pockets so you can store it there and throw it in your gym back or hiking backpack, so you have it handy when you need it.