Winter is coming. And we’re pretty pumped about it – so bring it on! To make the most of the coldest season of the year, you need to be dressed tackle it whether it’s to and from the office or on the slopes. Columbia is one of most trusted brands in the game so we were excited see (and wear) what they had new for this winter. They sent us the newest items in their women’s line to test for ourselves so bundle up and check them out.

Heatzone 1000 Turbodown Long Hooded Parka Jacket

1682951_508_fKey Features:

  • 1000 TurboDown Wave™ Insulation
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed
  • Omni-Heat™ reflective lining
  • Responsibly-sourced down insulation
  • HEAT SEAL technology eliminates baffled stitches, so the down stays in and the cold stays out
  • Attached, adjustable storm hood with removable, foldable synthetic fur
  • Active Fit
  • Available in 3 colors

This is one seriously warm winter jacket. It’s like a wearable sub-zero down sleeping bag. When we first unzipped it to take a look at the interior, the first thing we noticed was the Omni-Heat™ reflective lining since it reminded us a bit of those silver reflective emergency blankets you get in a first aid kit. When you put on the jacket this lining starts its job immediately and starts warming you up like a cozy baked potato. For being a thick, down jacket it has an active fit design so you don’t feel like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man wearing it. The fluffy faux fur hood is the cherry on top.

Buy Now: $650

Bugaboo Omni-Heat Pant

columbia_bugaboo_oh_womens_grayKey Features:

  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed
  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective
  • Adjustable waist
  • Lower leg snap gusset
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Active Fit
  • Available in 6 colors and in Plus Size

Believe it or not, but it’s REALLY hard to find a decent pair of ski pants in Women’s sizes that fit. Like really hard. Take it for someone who has had to resort to wearing a pair of men’s pants for the last two seasons. I danced around the house when I tried on the Bugaboo Omni-Heat Pant because not only did they fit, they also looked good. They are great balance of being warm, waterproof and flexible. Ladies – the search is over!

Buy Now: $91.00

Adera Brooklyn Bay Legging Pant

1679671_500_fKey Features:

  • Omni-Wick™ Fabric
  • Stash Pocket
  • Performance Fit
  • Available in 2 Prints

Speaking of ski pants, what do you plan on wearing underneath them this winter? Jeans and cotton sweatpants are too stuffy and bulky to make the cut. Check out the Adera Brooklyn Bay Legging Pant. They are super comfortable, flexible, and breathable so they are paired well with any snow pant. They have a wide waistband that keeps them from moving around while you’re active so you don’t have to constantly pull up your britches. Also they are cute and completely acceptable to wear outside of snow pants while lounging back at the cottage or while on a winter’s day run.

Buy Now: $52.50

Castella Peak Striped Hoodie

1679831_387_fKey Features:

  • 87% Polyester/13% Elastane Spacer
  • Thumb Holes
  • Active Fit
  • Available in 4 colors

It’s all about the layers when it comes to dressing properly for winter. Hoodies are a winter staple but the traditional cotton version is not ideal for being active in the cooler months. The Castella Peak Striped Hoodie is a welcome addition since it is made out of breathable material that will keep you warm without drenching you in sweat. It’s great to wear under your winter jacket or in between runs in the lodge.

Buy Now: $60

Loveland Omni-Heat Boot

1691471_411_fKey Features:

  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane bootie construction
  • Omni-Heat™ reflective lining
  • Waterproof woven synthetic textile upper and lining
  • Techlite™ lightweight midsole
  • Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber outsole
  • Rated -25F/-32C
  • Available in 3 Colors

We LOVE the Loveland Omni-Heat Boot. They are a super warm boot without being heavy or bulky. The Loveland is built to kick winter in the face since it is waterproof, light, toasty, and stylish. On top of that, the Omni-Grip™ soles will grab onto the mud, slush, snow, and everything in between so you can be active without worrying about slipping and falling every step. With these boots you can run to the store, hike through the woods, pull on some snowshoes, or wear them during downtimes at the ski resort. We also like that they come in more different color schemes besides just black or brown.

Buy Now: $105

Outdry Ex Glove

1684621_431_fKey Features:

  • OutDry™ Extreme waterproof, breathable fabric
  • Shell: 100% nylon
  • Lining: Chamois touch tricot 100% polyester
  • Nose wipe on finger
  • Touch screen compatible finger tip
  • Available in black

The Outdry Ex Glove isn’t your traditional winter glove. This surprisingly thin glove was created to keep you warm and dry while being active in the winter. The OutDry™ system pairs waterproof membrane layer on the outside and a wicking membrane in the inside. The touch screen compatible finger tip is a welcome addition so you don’t have to pull your gloves on and off to change songs or make a call. These gloves are ideal for winter hiking, driving around town, and layering.

Buy Now: $75

Complete your winter weather arsenal by grabbing Columbia’s Cascade Peak Beanie ($18.75), Rocky Range Scarf ($26.25), and Ski Nordic Wool Sock ($12.75). Both of which we tested and fell in love with as well!

Overall, Columbia’s Winter 2016 for women is a win-win collection since it pairs functionality with comfort and style. Columbia has been in the industry for over 70 years so they have had decades to perfect quality outdoor apparel for all seasons. We know we won’t be cold and wet this winter thanks to Columbia!

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Columbia Women's Winter '16 Collection
This winter, be sure to check out the latest and greatest from Columbia's women's line. You won't be disappointed.
Heatzone 1000 Turbodown Long Hooded Parka Jacket9.5
Bugaboo Omni-Heat Pant9.5
Adera Brooklyn Bay Legging Pant9
Castella Peak Striped Hoodie9.5
Loveland Omni-Heat Boot9
Outdry Ex Glove9
The Good
  • Affordable
  • Ultra Warm While Breathable and Waterproof Fabrics
  • Stylish and Fitted
The Not So Good
  • No Complaints here!
9.3Overall Score
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About The Author

Born and raised in West Michigan, minutes from Lake Michigan, Stef grew up enjoying the four seasons and the different forms of outdoor recreation that comes with them including snowboarding, kayaking, golfing, snowshoeing, fishing, and running. During a study abroad trip to northern Italy in college, Stef developed a deep infatuation with wine – particularly red wines. Pair this with her love of cooking, reading, music, & tech and you can see why Stef is part of the Busted Wallet family.

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