Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest

Columbia Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest

Ideal for keeping your core cozy while you’re on the move, the Fast Trek Vest is the perfect layering piece for brisk morning walks, cool evening campfires or just staying toasty around the house.
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4.195 / 5
4.2
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5
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4 Stars
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34 out of 38(89%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Review 1 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

rockitz

PostedDecember 11, 2011
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Location: northern IL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The fabric is superb, soft but tough. Lots of style with the shoulder detail. Great fit: fitted without being too close. Very nice.
Activities: Hiking/Trekking, Snowshoeing, Vacation
Conditions: City, Sunny, Snowy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

It's a hit!

PostedNovember 23, 2011
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Location: Logan, UT
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this vest to keep me warm in a chilly house. It does the job well. It's thick enough to provide substantial warmth without feeling bulky, and long enough to eliminate gaps. The collar is versatile and I really like the color.
Activities: Other
Conditions: Freezing
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Orange vest

PostedNovember 29, 2011
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Location: Jackson, MN
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am getting this for Christmas..but I also have a zip up fleece in this color and LOVE it..your products make me warm, happy and cozy!
Activities: Hiking/Trekking
Conditions: Snowy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this vest, great features!

PostedJanuary 11, 2012
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Location: Keizer, Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love my Fast Trek Vest! Very comfortable, warm and fits great!
The inside pockets are just what I need when traveling to conceal my money and personal items. I can leave my handbag home!
The quaity is superior and I would recommend to everyone!
Activities: Other, Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Medium is long and snug on the hips

PostedDecember 27, 2011
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Location: Southern California
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a very nice vest, I plan on wearing while golfing. It is rather long on my 5ft 5in medium frame and fits rather snug over the hips. I'm going to keep it, but I wish it had 5 inches less length and 3 inches more width.
Activities: Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great

PostedJanuary 14, 2012
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great item, very well made. Will last a long time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Really Like

PostedJanuary 24, 2012
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Location: Boone, NC
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I really like this product but I did have to send it back and order a larger size. I thought that it would fit a little looser than it did so I would advise if you want it loose to order a size up than you would for a jacket.
Conditions: Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Windy, Freezing
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable Meets Stylish

PostedMarch 8, 2012
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Location: Charlotte, NC
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this vest! I have received so many compliments when I have worn my vest. Not only is the vest very stylish, but the fit is so flattering, while being extremely comfortable at the same time; a win-win experience all the way! The first time I wore my vest was for work at a Trade Show, and everyone I talked with commented what a good looking vest it was; I even saw a guy wearing the same vest, and we both looked at each other and agreed we both had good taste!!
Activities: Other, Vacation, Hiking/Trekking, Commuting
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Vest Ever!

PostedMarch 5, 2012
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Location: Kensington, MD
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The Fast Trek Vest has been the best vest I have ever purchased. It has a great fit and is long enough to provide warmth and coverage during any activity. IT is quite versatile, keeping me warm on hikes and even substituting as a coat when going out at night.
It has a nice high neck when zipped up and great slant pockets on both sides as well as an interior pocket.
The fabric has some stretch to it and keeps it look after washing.
I bought a 2nd one because I liked mine so much and I get lots of compliments on this vest.
Activities: Hiking/Trekking, Running, Vacation
Conditions: City, Sweaty, Sunny, Windy, Freezing
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Vest

PostedMarch 22, 2012
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Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I really like the vest, but I should have listened more to the reviews. It fits very snug. It is perfectly fine to wear over a shirt or a thin sweater, but not over a sweatshirt or anything thick. If you're looking for something to wear over your shirt when it's just a little chilly, but not chilly enough for an actual sweatshirt/jacket, this vest is perfect for you. It is good quality and will last for a long time. I do plan on purchasing another vest though, for wearing over thicker garments. Overall, Columbia made a good vest.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Running
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Too small

PostedApril 5, 2012
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am normally a medium but it was too small. A friend of mine bought it from me and I have not re-ordered it yet. I will need to order a large. The quality was great though and I really liked the color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great jacket, fits snuggly

PostedJuly 16, 2012
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Location: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the fit of this jacket. I don't care for relaxed, loose vests. Ordered a medium according to the size chart but it was a bit snug through the middle. Will exchange for a large. Love the length. I know I'll especially like the high collar in the fall. Would love to see more color options.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Very Dinky!

PostedSeptember 28, 2012
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Location: Seattle, WA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Ok, I'm under 5' tall and weigh just over 100 pounds. After reading the reviews I ordered the medium. It's really too snug around the waist and hip area. It's more comfortable to leave unzipped. I have an earlier version of a Columbia fleece vest that is a size small that fits much better. This is nuts. Do I need to order a size large or what? I promise you I'm not a large person.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

slim profile and warm

PostedOctober 10, 2012
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Location: Yunnan, China
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am very pleased with this vest. At 5"7' and 125 lbs, I have a long torso and some Columbia products stop short at my waist or ride up. That won't be a problem with this vest! It hits me perfectly at the hip. The cut is modern, snug and slimming. One surprise--the fabric at the collar is not fleece, but rather a shinny polyester. It will still provide warmth, but does not stand up on its own unless fully zipped. I find the collar attractive, but perhaps not quite as pictured.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Armholes too Tight

PostedOctober 23, 2012
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Location: San Francisco
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I want to love this vest -- it's exactly what I've been seeking!
Except, the armholes are too snug under the arm and not comfortable.
I'm a slim woman, but just an inch more under-the-arm space would have made all the difference.
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onNovember 13, 2012
That would be a problem for me because I wear bulky sweaters from Equador. A tighter armhole may mean a rip/tear, along a seam or somewhere and soon.
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Review 16 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice vest a little small

PostedNovember 14, 2012
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Location: Colorado Springs
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I loved the feel of this vest but the size M was a bit too snug to wear over a shirt. I'm exchanging for a bigger size but hope it's not too long.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

My 2nd Like It

PostedNovember 15, 2012
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Location: CT
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Two years ago, I bought a Columbia fleece vest very similar to this (same style, but the collar is fleece not the "satiny" trim). It is such a staple in my Fall wardrobe that I needed to rotate in another color. This year's model seems to fit a smidge more suggly in the waist than my other one, but not uncomfortably. I love the length of it- I am long-waisted.
My mother loved my vest so much she wanted one for herself. She is tough to shop for. Thank you for providing me with a gift opportunity as well, Columbia!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Disappointed

PostedNovember 20, 2012
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Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I love Columbia products and have depended on them over the years for a great fit and quality. The arm holes in this vest are cut too high. They bunch up under my armpit, not a lot, just enough to be annoying so I am returning it.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Woman's Fast Trek Vest

PostedNovember 21, 2012
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Location: Sarasota, Florida
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall great fit, style and comfort! I would love to order another one!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

What I expected

PostedNovember 28, 2012
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Location: PA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A great, microfleece vest that looks nice and crisp enough that I can see wearing it over a collared shirt at work on a cooler day. After reading the reviews, I was a little concerned about size. I am on the cusp of the recommended measurements between the small and the medium, and so I opted for the medium and it fits well.
I will note, however, that this is a bit longer than I expected; it falls rather low on the hips.
I would recommend this product.
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