Reviewed by Meleechick the urban farmer from Durham, NC on Monday, October 31, 2011
The fit was great (13-year-old boy, 5'8", lean with pretty long arms) and the jacket was perfect for its intended use - a jacket to be worn while riding horses. This jacket is really nice and what you'd expect from a Columbia product.
Reviewed by thesuperstitions from Columbia, MD on Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I needed a new light-weight jacket for fall in Maryland. This jacket seemed to fit the bill as it's made by Columbia Sportswear (always had good experience with their clothing) and is water repellant. I had a $25.00 gift card from using my Sierra Trading Post Visa so I bought the jacket and only paid [$] after all the discounts and gift card were deducted. The sale I bought it under included free shipping!I've now worn it a few times and like the fit. It's not for very cold weather, but good down to about 45-50 degrees. Can be used as a nice layer under a heavier coat for cold weather. The cuffs on the sleeves are not knitted. The jacket is water repellant as it's made from Omni-Shield. Nice zipper pockets for your hands and inner map pockets (one on each side).
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Hiking and Camping, Wet Weather
Chest Size: Feels true to size
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Fit: Feels true to size
Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Lightweight, Warm, Water Resistant, Zip Pockets
Reviewed by MonteZooma from Portland Or. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I use the jacket for bike riding in Portland Or. where it just might rain almost any day. It works well in mist or light rain. It's also quite wind resistant which I also wanted for warmer days. I can also use it for a trek to 7/11 or plaid. all in all I actually like the jacket quite well and would recommend it.
Soft shells are not slick or loud. They offer the most movement and are made with stretch fabrics that move with you during exercise. While theyâ€™re not quite as impenetrable as hard shell jackets, a good soft shell will give you some warmth and plenty of protection from precipitation while giving you maximum breathability.
Answered on 11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
Most manufacturers do not have temperature ratings for their garments due to the number of factors that may affect how warm a garment may keep you. This is an un-insulated shell which would in most cases require you to layer under it. The following buying guides may offer some insight to help you dress properly for any environment.|http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/head-to-toe-guide.html|http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/layering-guide.html
Answered on 2/4/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
Comfortable from 45-65 with just a t-shirt. Colder if you layer up. Not very windproof - especially at the zipper (which would be bad for skiing).
Answered on 4/1/2010 12:00:00 AM by Dad from Cleveland Ohio