Forget Patagonia — my favorite high-tech Columbia insulated jacket is now just $55 at REI

Columbia Pike Lake jacket against blue background with fitness deal stamp
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Columbia is a brand known for packing out their jackets with supremely cozy insulation without compromising on fit, performance, or versatility. 

The heat-holding Pike Lake jacket uses Columbia's famous Omni-Heat thermal reflective technology, plus it's a good-looking bit of kit. You can now save a whopping 60% off at REI, which means the jacket is now just $55. Bargain.

If you're not sure what to expect from the jacket, it's great for hiking, but we rate it for general outdoor wear, too. I love wearing Columbia apparel to teach outdoors and walk the dog, so you can rest assured you can squeeze multiple uses out of this jacket if hiking isn't your thing. For more deals, check out our guide to the best Presidents Day sales still available. And see this huge Levi's jeans sale at Amazon.

Columbia Omni-Heat Pike Lake insulated jacket: was $140 now $55 @ REI

Columbia Omni-Heat Pike Lake insulated jacket: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $140 now $55 @ REI
Save 60% on the Pike Lake jacket, which features Columbia's popular Omni-Heat insulation. The heat-holding thermal reflective lining helps regulate your body temperature and there's plenty of plush padding to keep you snug. At just $55, this is a total steal, and we definitely recommend moving fast, as this model has been discontinued on REI.

If you can't find your size available, we also recommend shopping the deal below. 

Columbia Snowqualmie insulated jacket - Women's was $200 now $99 @ REI

Columbia Snowqualmie insulated jacket - Women's <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $200 now $99 @ REI
Save 50% on the Snowqualmie insulated jacket for a limited time. The women's model comes in three colorways and features a durable nylon shell and recycled thermarator insulation to keep you snug in the snow.

Thermarator polyester synthetic insulation is super snug. You can also benefit from the Omni-Heat thermal reflective tech in the Pike Lake jacket, which makes Columbia popular with its crowd and helps regulate body temperature by reflecting and retaining your body heat.

I've worn several Omni-Heat items, and the design is seriously amazing. In fact, I wore another Columbia jacket to hike the Alps and learned just how effective the Omni technology can be.

For those colder conditions, the jacket also has a high chin guard, zippered pockets, including a security pocket on the inside jacket and drawstrings to help create a versatile fit.

If this one isn't for you, we've got more deals on outerwear and gear with REI’s Presidents’ Day sale items. Arc’teryx has gear on sale right now for a limited time, and so does Carhartt with beanies for just $11. How long these deals will last is anyone's guess, so we recommend jumping on them fast. 

Sam Hopes
Senior Staff Writer - Fitness

Sam Hopes is a level III fitness trainer, level II reiki practitioner, and senior fitness writer at Future PLC, the publisher of Tom's Guide. She is also about to undertake her Yoga For Athletes training course. Having trained to work with mind and body, Sam is a big advocate of using mindfulness techniques in sport and fitness, and their impact on performance. She’s also passionate about the fundamentals of training and building sustainable training methods.  When she's not writing up her experiences with the latest fitness tech and workouts, you’ll find her writing about nutrition, sleep, recovery, and wellness.