Reviewed by Luke from Seattle & Beijing on Monday, February 27, 2012
I ordered this jacket late in the season so haven't been able to wear it in truly cold weather (-20º), but so far it's been quite good. When the temperature gets in the upper 40s I have found the coat to be too warm, and wear it unzipped.
It did well in Seattle's late-February weather. The faux suede repels water quite well, and the coat on the whole does a good job of stopping wind and keeping me warm.
The only complaint I have so far is that the coat has been shedding on my underlayers. I'm not sure if it is only the interior or both interior and exterior that's been doing it, but I hope that it will stop shedding soon.
The coat is not extremely fluffy, and seemed to be secreting a fair amount of feathers over the first few wears, but has since stopped doing that. I will have to wait until next winter to see how the coat stands up to truly nasty winter weather.
While I'm generally not that big of a fan of Colombia products, this coat seems to be quite good.