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.
Overall rating:
4.132 / 5
4.1
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5
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Rating breakdown 38 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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31 out of 35(89%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Review 1 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Small vest

PostedJanuary 14, 2014
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lbabilene
Location: Abilene, Texas
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have several columbia vest which I love. This one was way too small. I wear a size 8 usually and I ordered a small. I don't know if a medium would fit or not. Might need a large. Who knows, this website charges for shipping. Had to pay to return it. UPS is so expensive now, it is not worth it. This is a very fitted vest so keep that in mind. It is very cute.
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

Very good vest

PostedJanuary 11, 2014
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contemplation1
Location: Berkeley, CA
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
This is the 2nd fast=trak vest I've purchased. The first one has held up well under multiple washings and the color (dark pink) hasn't faded. I'm 5'2" and weigh around 103#. It's a challenge to find clothes that fit properly. Although not a "petite" size, the XS is just right for me - it's form fitting, which suits me just fine. The length is a little longer than how it looks in the on-line catalog, but it's not overly long.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Fit, Big Collar

PostedJanuary 10, 2014
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Case32
Location: Athens, GA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This vest has a great fit (although I did order a size up from my t-shirt size). It's not bulky and keeps my core warm. The one complaint I have is that the collar is huge. I felt like Elvis when I first put in on. It zips up to about my nose, which is good in windy conditions and subs as a scarf, but I was surprised by how big it was. I ended up keeping the vest because I liked the body of it so much.
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

Perfect!

PostedJanuary 10, 2014
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Tbug
Location: Ohio
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
I love these vests! I have two of them in two different colors! They are comfortable and warm! The quality of the vest is perfect! I would buy more but there aren't anymore colors that I want currently. I'm hoping that more colors become available in the near future!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

very nice vest

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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kustommade
Location: Columbia SC
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
My daughter had tried this on in a retail store before we ordered it from Columbia. As always great Columbia quality!
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

Lightweight but cozy. Better than a sweater!

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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Girlfriend
Location: Portland, OR
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
This is the versatile vest that I looked hard for. I wear it inside to warm my body, keeping my arms free to be active doing chores. It is lightweight and thin but very warm. It easily goes outside for other activities. I bought two more for my mom. I have downy vests but they are more bulky and not for indoors. This is far better than a sweater!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedDecember 8, 2013
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Amanda86
Location: Arizona
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
This vest is very functional and flattering. The collar is longer than most allowing it to keep my neck warm when zipped. The fit is comfortable and not boxy at all.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Want uniform colors!

PostedNovember 23, 2013
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BackCountryGreen
Location: Rochester, NY
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
Purchased this vest along with other fleece, softshells, rain jackets, etc. for work and wish the women's colors included more of the colors the male products had so the entire team could wear the same green. Now, our office is split with males all with a nice similar look, and women varied between black/grey/red/etc.
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Review 9 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Too large, color inaccurate

PostedNovember 19, 2013
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DKKB
Location: Colorado
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I think this would be a fine vest if you understood that it runs large. The Red Hibiscus color is much more orange/bright than it appeared on my screen, so if you are hoping for a true red, that won't be the right color for you.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A great vest for those on the go!

PostedNovember 6, 2013
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Adventure1062
Location: Charlotte, NC
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This vest has been a wonderful purchase, and as has provided the perfect touch of warmth to those cool days! It is extremely versatile and easy to move around in for every day activity and even more adventurous pursuits. By far one of my favorite pieces of Columbia Sportswear to date!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfort Plus

PostedNovember 1, 2013
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Vicky56
Location: Denver, Colorado
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Comfortable, movable, no body restrictions, breathable and warmth to boot! A must have in your fall/winter wardrobe. Fits perfectly over layered tops. So cozy you don't want to take it off!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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1 / 5
1 / 5

So disappointed

PostedOctober 10, 2013
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whmscl
Location: Los Angeles
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I am very disappointed in this vest. I was looking for a close-fitting, figure flattering fit that I could wear over a top or light sweater and this definitely is not it. I am 5'5", 136 pounds and have a 28" waist, 29" hips and 36" bust. I ordered a medium, according to the size chart. It fits close to the hips and is huge around the waist, not hanging smoothly on my body. It is also large in the armholes, which have a seam and an unattractive circle of fabric delineating them. Look carefully at the photo and you will see what I mean. In the white color the armholes look awful. Additionally, the fleece is very thin; I bought the white color, and if I wear a dark color underneath it almost shows through. I don't think this vest will provide any warmth at all, making it rather useless as well as not flattering.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

A first class product

PostedSeptember 21, 2013
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Patt50
Location: Dana Point, Ca. 92629
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like your products and have bought them for years. This new vest I bought is a bit on the small size for someone that weighs 135#. I am wearing it but it is a bit snug.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Uneven armholes

PostedJune 24, 2013
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Breakthread
Location: Los Angeles
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I took the advice of reviewers and selected a larger size. I'm 5'6"/125 and usually wear a small, but the medium was comfortable zipped up with a layer underneath. The sea salt color is very bright white, and the fleece felt more satiny than what it appears in the picture (more of a terry texture above) and for that reason may be harder to keep clean. The construction of the arm holes was uneven/off and so because of that and the fabric I returned it.
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Review 15 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Strange fit

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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1inthewoods
Location: Kansas
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Looks good in the picture but it's definitely not for a short person. Zipped up, it covers my chin, unzipped the collar is stiff and doesn't lay comfortably. Wanted to like this because it was such a bargain but perhaps the fit is why it was marked down.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Pocket lining color clash

PostedDecember 19, 2012
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pdxbikr
Location: portland
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm 5'8 and weigh 145lbs, with a smaller chest. I ordered size small and the fit was snug but that's the look I wanted. The down side to an active-fitting vest is that when the pockets are unzipped, you reveal the interior pocket color, or lack thereof. The pocket lining was white and noticeably clashed with the color of the vest. Seems like a simple enough fix - match the pocket lining with the exterior...item was returned (sadly). I wanted to like this vest.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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3 / 5
3 / 5

A tight little vest

PostedDecember 5, 2012
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AggieGirl13
Location: College Station, TX
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
Definitely didn't know that this product runs small - get a size bigger than you usually wear from Columbia. The vest itself is a good buy though. More of a sporty vest than lounging around - it can be a bit constricting.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Slender Fit

PostedDecember 4, 2012
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2013AVA
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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
Soft, comfortable, slender fit with medium size square collar.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

What I expected

PostedNovember 28, 2012
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TheHeathers
Location: PA
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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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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Review 20 for Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Woman's Fast Trek Vest

PostedNovember 21, 2012
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Misty21
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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