Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Bug Shield Sporty™ 1/2 ZIP

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Columbia Women's Bug Shield Sporty™ 1/2 ZIP

Insect repellent and sweat don't mix, which is why we've baked a powerful bug blocker right into this tricked-out half-zip.
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Customer reviews for Women's Bug Shield Sporty™ 1/2 ZIP
Review 1 for Women's Bug Shield Sporty™ 1/2 ZIP
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Runs really small and feels too synthetic

PostedApril 19, 2012
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Location: Beaverton, OR
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
2 / 5
2 / 5
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm generally a perfect medium in Columbia tops, and though the cut is really nicely designed on this one, it fits more like a small or even extra-small.
And the material feels very synthetic, too plastic-y.
I did not get a chance to test it out with the bugs, but would be curious to. Also curious what chemicals are being used in the bug shield, and how they differ from Permethrin?
If the size were true, I'd bump my rating up to a 3, and up to a 4 if it proved to keep the bugs away.
I do not recommend this product.
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Posted byLyndaM
Anchorage, Alaska
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onSeptember 21, 2013
This garment is a part of Columbia's Insect Blocker line and is treated with Permethrin, like their other items. Permethrin is 100% safe - pet safe, child safe, you name it. A baby could put the fabric in their mouth and it wouldn't hurt them.
In addition to safety Columbia says their Insect Blocker line retains 90% effectiveness after 70 home washes, so Permethrin essentially does not wash out! I've been very pleased with my Insect Blocker and will definitely be trusting it for my next outdoor summer excursion.
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