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Gear Preview: Columbia Sportswear's OutDry Extreme Platinum Tech Shell Photo: Virginia Marshall

This is the jacket you've been waiting for

The yellow rain slicker reimagined and re-engineered, the shiny rubbery face of Columbia Sportswear’s new OutDry Extreme Platinum Tech Shell hints at the downpour-proof dryness we enjoyed as puddle-jumping tykes. But while those rubber raincoats of old grew clammy the minute you started sweating, the OutDry Extreme has the light, well-ventilated comfort we’ve come to expect from modern waterproof-breathable rainwear.

Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1938, Columbia knows a thing or two about rain gear—the brand was the first to integrate Gore-Tex in their parkas in...

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