Updated with durable new ripstop fabric, this performance-packed jacket cancels out the cold with a decidedly feminine flourish. It’s Omni-Shield® advanced water repellent and packs extraordinary heat retention thanks to Omni-Heat® thermal insulation and thermal reflective technology.
Last year I tried on and LOVED the original Kaleidascope, but was unable to purchase it at the time. I have been searching ever since for this jacket. This year, I have also tried on the Kaleidascope II. Personally, I don not think Columbia has made the jacket better, I think they have taken a step backwards. The original Kaleidascope is the better of the two, and would LOVE to see Columbia put the original back in production. Give your customers a choice between the two, and I believe Columbia will find the original will out-sell the "knock-off". I truely hope Columbia will put the original Kaleidascope jacket back out and let your customers "show" you their favorite. I would be happy to communicate with anybody from Columbia regarding this particular jacket. Also, my overall rating is for the original Kaleidascope jacket, not the replacement.