Reviewed by TallTexan from TX on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I ordered this in the Fresh Kiwi color; the actual color is closest to the image on far right on the product webpage (3 images, all of Fresh Kiwi I think), being more of a yellow with greenish tinge rather than a green. I was looking for a color that will have good visibility when worn for walking in pre-dawn and post-dusk outdoor light, and this will be just right...it is not neon, but it is bright. I normally wear a size M in Columbia tops, but ordered a L to allow for layering and this will work perfectly. I am 5'9" with long arms and long torso. The sleeve length is GREAT for my arms, but even if you have shorter arms the elastic in the cuffs should keep the sleeves above your hands. The back hem line hits right below hips, not quite covering the bottom of buttocks but plenty long to prevent any waistline showing when arms are lifted. There is a cinch/pull on one side at hem, so you can tighten to prevent drafts. Sleeves are loose enough to layer over a long sleeved shirt. The two zippered pockets have openings large enough to use for hand warming if needed. The fabric is mid-weight as described, and soft to touch. The pocket lining on this particular jacket is the same color as the jacket itself (some reviews mention a white lining with a colored jacket). The princess seams add enough shape to make it attractive, without making it "formfitting" and tight. The zipper is of good quality and moves smoothly. I have not tested the wind resistance nor the drying time so cannot comment on those aspects of performance. With a dealflyer, I purchased this for under $20. Cannot beat the price for this quality.
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