Closeouts. We know you're already picturing yourself in Columbia Sportswear's Explorer II vest, hiking on the trails with your trusty walking stick in one hand and your mind on the gorgeous view that awaits you.
Reviewed by Toni from San Diego on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This was a great buy so thought I would give it a try. Unfortunately, it was returned. Columbia isn't really known for it's fashion or craftsmanship, but think that this piece was very cheaply made and virtually has no function either. It just looks cheap. In this case, you get what you pay for.
Reviewed by Tracey from Carmel, CA on Tuesday, October 9, 2012
All of a sudden, I'm into vests, and this is a great one! It's well-made, not boxy, stylish, but with enough pockets for keys, a small wallet, and a few other essentials. It's a great vest for layering, for a stylish, but practical look. As said, it's well made, with taped seams around the neck. The pictures on the website are great, but it's even better looking in person! I wish I had bought the vest in the color Fossil when it was still available in Medium. BTW, I'm 5'2" and 110lbs, and the Medium was a good fit for me, so order accordingly.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Cold Weather, dog walking, Errands Without A Purse, Hiking and Camping, Layering, Skiing/Snowboarding, Wet Weather
Chest Size: Feels true to size
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Fit: Feels true to size
Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Fabric Not Shiny Or Slick, Great for layering, Greet Value For Price, Lightweight, Not Boxy Great Fit, Stylish, Warm, Waterproof, Well-made, Windproof
Reviewed by OlderPerson from Sunnyvale, CA on Monday, February 6, 2012
Great vest- stylish, nice color, useful pockets, zipper at both ends, really comfy, and fit that's true to size. It's long enough in the torso to keep your backbone covered. I liked it well enough to make a second order for the sage color.
Reviewed by zoogirl from Memphis, TN on Thursday, November 17, 2011
I love these vests. The previous models had pockets on the chest which I prefer - this one did not (spring 2011?). I have them in smaller sizes to wear under a light shirt at work and they look neat-casual, and I have the next size up for wearing over layers. They are small, if you want to wear it as a true spring/fall outer layer go up a size, there is a toggle in back to sinch the waist. Take out of the dryer very early to avoid the zipper puckering too much.