Closeouts. A jacket built for the slopes, yet stylish enough for casual winter wear, Columbia Sportswear's Crescenda jacket features Omni-Tech® waterproof breathable weather protection, low-bulk insulation and sleek, fashionable patterns.
Reviewed by No longer frozen from Minot, ND on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Great Jacket! Perfect for layering with a thick under sweater, or even a light fleece jacket. Multiple pockets can't get any better really. Only con is the weird inner mesh pocket that has an opening at the top, things may fall out if you take your jacket off. The belts on the armsleeves and bottom of the jacket are perfect for more protection against the wind. I live in Minot, ND and this jacket keeps me warm with a fleece sweater underneath in -30 degree weather (that includes a still cold and a high wind chill). It also looks cute, and there is enough room in the chest and throughout for thick layering.
Reviewed by cavemom from Los Alamos, NM on Saturday, January 21, 2012
Great ski jacket! Thin, but warm enough to not need anything but a long sleeve t-shirt underneath. Tested it out on the ski hill shortly after I got it; I was just standing around watching my son's lesson, in the snowy/rain, and everything covered by the jacket was comfortable. (Had jeans on, so my legs got chilly.) Big sleeve openings for gloves to fit under comfortably; plenty of room inside to layer more clothes if necessary. I ordered M, and it fits great -- I'm 5'7'', 145 lbs., usually a size 10.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding
Reviewed by Stacey from Santa Monica, CA on Sunday, December 04, 2011
Really attractive ski jacket just didn't fit me quite right. It didn't flatter my curves, the sleeves were too long, the collar was stiff and stayed sticking up, and the coat was extremely heavy.
Since my original intended purpose was to take this traveling, not skiing, this coat proved to be too heavy and bulky to take with me to Europe in winter. I opted for a light down-filled puffer coat instead - much lighter and more versatile, but equally warm.
However, I'm sure it would make a good coat for skiing/ snowboarding. It's just that I already have a coat for this purpose, and didn't need another one.
Reviewed by MAM from Webberville, MI on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It hasn't been cold enough to really test this coat out yet, but the look of it is better than expected. And I expect the quality to be that of all the other Columbia coats that we have owned.The fit is great.
Reviewed by Mom of Two from Murdo, SD on Friday, March 25, 2011
I bought it at the end of the winter season, so I have not tested it in our coldest temperatures. In our 20-30 degree weather it has been as warm as any other coat I have owned. Everyone has complimented the style. The stitching and seams look very durable. I particularly like that it is not bulky, and I can still wear a heavy sweatshirt underneath.