Columbia Millenium Flash Shell Jacket Review #tryingstuff

Omini Heat Millenium Flash Shell Jacket

Columbia Millenium Flash Shell Jacket Review #tryingstuff

A VERY LARGE package arrived at my door.

I kept thinking to myself, oh-uh, what did I buy on Amazon and forget that I purchased?! Oh dear.

It had been a rough week, the first week in October. We said good-bye to my sweet grandmother Alice and the day after her funeral found out that one of Jon’s rugby friends was killed in a car accident. It was a really hard time. So hard, that it’s taken me a month to get back on track.

So, the package meant a little more to me that day. Because it was INCREDIBLY thoughtful and such a surprise.

But then I opened the box and I honestly started to cry.

What’s this? I new jacket for ME from COLUMBIA? Are you kidding me???

Columbia #tryingstuff Omni Heat Flash Shell Jacket


It was the NEW Columbia Millennium Flash Shell Jacket.

Columbia is known for having amazing-pants products, but they also have great social media gurus that are tracking the social media sphere encouraging people to get out and try stuff. You can follow the hashtag #tryingstuff for more information.

Twitter @goadventuremom #tryingstuff

The jacket was a little large, so thanks to Columbia, I was able to get a smaller size! (I’m at this goofy stage where jackets are tricky, I can’t really zip anything over my pregnant belly, but if it’s too big then it’s too long in the sleaves. So, I’d much rather have it fit post-pregnancy this winter and really use it.

I’ve used the OMINI HEAT long johns before (when I went to DC in February, especially) and fell in love with the technology because the material in the cloth gets warm with the friction of your body. Brilliant, right?

What is great about the Millennium Flash Shell Jacket is that it uses the Omni Heat technology, it’s waterproof, but still breathably and the seams are all sealed. The hood can be removed. The hood is helmet compatible and there are pit zips. Inside there is a removable, snap back powder skirt and only weighs 24.8 oz (that’s two cans of Diet coke!). The Millennium Flash Shell Jacket retails for $280 and is on the lower price range for a shell jacket of this quality.

It comes in Red Hibiscus and Hyper Purple.



Flash Shell Jacket




This season features a wide range of incredibly warm, amazingly breathable Omni-Heat Reflective gear.


Warmth is the name of the game with our versatile lineup of Omni-Heat Reflective fall and winter gear. From insulated windproof to fully waterproof jackets, and even in baselayer active tops, Omni-Heat Reflective helps regulate your temperature with little silver dots that reflect and retain the warmth your body generates. The breathable material also dissipates moisture and excess heat.

Here’s some of the great new Omni-Heat™ Reflective gear we have online this season:

Millennium Flash™ Shell

Designed for action, this fully-featured shell will keep you warm, dry, nimble and protected during your most demanding adventures.

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Shimmer Flash™ Jacket

An awesome everyday jacket during winter months, you can also layer it under your favorite shell for even greater warmth and protection on cold days.

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Zonafied™ Softshell

Stretch construction makes this softshell super comfortable while the Omni-Shield™ repellency, and advanced wind-blocking keep you protected.

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Baselayer Heavyweight ½ Zip

Built for warmth and movement in the deep cold, this toasty baselayer features a performance blend of stretchy, body heat retaining waffle fabric.

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