Closeouts. Ultra-warm, ultra-breathable and completely waterproof, Columbia Sportswear's In the Light jacket utilizes your own body heat to preserve warmth, and features underarm vents for quick cool-down when the intensity level rises.
Reviewed by Runs with Candy from Illinois on Monday, October 7, 2013
I haven't had a chance to wear the coat out yet, so this review is just a comment on sizing--runs small small small! I'm about 5'3'' tall, around 130 lbs. I started with a medium, which was almost too small to zip up. (Disclaimer, I am a curvy person). Moved up to a large, which fit better, but would have been impossible to wear with anything but a t-shirt underneath. The sleeves on the XL are too long for me, but I may end up keeping it because I like the looks of the coat and previous reviews on quality. Still debating which color to keep--the purple (I believe the description calls it "blue") is quite handsome, but the green/green option is also fun. Hopefully, the warmth and quality of the coat makes all this size-dithering worth it. Note on the main zipper--seems a bit thin, even close to skimpy. We'll see if it holds up. Columbia is a quality product all around.
Reviewed by active hiker/tae kwon do from pittsburgh on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
i purchased this coat after my old columbia jacket of 7 years started to look worn. I had to return it because i did not like the arm pit ventilation. the jacket ran small to size as my previous jacket was a medium and i had lots of room. i have not been able as of yet to find a similar jacket to replace my current one. Columbia is still the best coats around .
Reviewed by Thai from Ithaca, New York on Thursday, February 14, 2013
This jacket is great. It fits well (I ordered a small and am 5'3" 120 lbs), is not too bulky, but there is room for a hoodie or jacket underneath. It looks really sharp. The only problem is that it is not completely windproof. I go to Cornell University in upstate New York, and sometimes the wind chill reaches -9 degrees fahrenheit... This jacket is NOT ENOUGH to keep me warm! I would recommend this jacket only if your winters don't fall below 20 degrees or it is never that windy...