Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 

Columbia Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 

A functional layering piece with attitude, this insulated vest features a soft, toasty fleece lining and subtle, feminine rouching on the street-chic high collar.
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9 out of 12(75%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
Review 1 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Was a gift.

PostedDecember 31, 2013
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Jano
Location: Portland, Ore.
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Gift for sister who lives in Palm Desert half the year. The vest is the perfect weight and fits her well . It's very plain and goes with almost anything. Made well and cute cut.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Product

PostedNovember 15, 2013
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DianaH
Location: Durham NC
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 fulfills the function is nice and light. Do not buy this vest for extreme cold climates is for cold seasons but not strong winters. May be accompanied by jackets and gives more warm sensation.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE this vest!

PostedNovember 9, 2013
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PNWGirl
Location: Fremont, CA
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
Very flattering, fits great, LOVE the high neckline on it also! I wore this to work and got SO many compliments! It adds just the perfect amount of warmth for a cool fall day and also has the perfect amount of fashion. Might have to order in another color! Fits pretty true to size. Some Columbia items I'm a large but I fit a medium in this one.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Vest

PostedOctober 5, 2013
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CesarMX
Location: Mexico
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
For my girlfirend perfect fit, perfect color, good quality. Very light and warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great vest!

PostedFebruary 19, 2013
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Sebastopol
Location: Sebastopol
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The only reason why I did not give it five stars was because it doesn't have zipper pockets and the snaps seem a bit flimsy (exactly what the other reviewer said). Otherwise, it is nice and very lightweight.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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3 / 5
3 / 5

too thick for indoor wear and not warm enough for cold outdoor

PostedJanuary 19, 2013
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Razzle
Location: portland, or
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I find that too many of the tops on Medium fit perfectly at shoulders but too skimpy around hips ..... where many women need a little more width. this was particularly true with this vest.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Vest, Runs Big

PostedDecember 31, 2012
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Sarah27
Location: La Grange, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Ordered a different vest which was more expensive & too big, returned & bought this one one size down. Still a little big but I think another size down would be too small. It's perfect really because I can wear it over or under a sweatshirt. I bought the green one & FYI the lining is hot pink, not reddish like it seems on my computer. Matches the long sleeve marlin shirt perfect! Keeps me warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Strange collar

PostedDecember 26, 2012
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HonestAbe
Location: Southern NH
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
Sorry, but this one went back to Columbia as a return. The collar is extremely tall (and I have a long neck!) with excessive "bunchy" material. Somehow it didn't look right. It was too much material to wear it as a "standup" collar and it looked even worse laying flat. Had I noticed this strange collar in the photo, I would not have even ordered it. Also, the sizing was off; the XS was too snug while the SM was too big. On the positive side, it was up to the usual quality standards of all Columbia Sportswear.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Sea Salt Vest

PostedDecember 26, 2012
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Tlynn
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great to work with Columbia! Fast shipping and true to size. Fits great. Saw a bad review on the snap at the pockets, but if you unsnap it from the top holding the top part of the pocket we have no trouble opening it.Would recommend.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable - wears well

PostedDecember 3, 2012
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Cash52
Location: Henderson, NC
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
Vests are usually a little skimpy to me but this one is roomy and really looks nice w/jeans. Like the collar, it lays well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

review

PostedNovember 22, 2012
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Ed2036
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 bought this for my daughter as a Christmas present. The cattail color is a little lighter brown than it appears on the computer. Still a great vest though!
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Review 12 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
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1 / 5
1 / 5

I was very disappointed

PostedOctober 6, 2012
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Spunky
Location: Cincinnati
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
The color was very dull, the fabric was worn. I think I got a used vest that was dry-cleaned and re-cycled.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Shining Light™ Vest 
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Just what I needed

PostedAugust 29, 2012
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HannahMontana
Location: Texas
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
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Headed to Alaska from a hot climate and needed this to help with the layering concept. Worked great and think I will probably buy a few more vests since our winters in Texas do not warrant a big coat these days. I originally ordered a large since I don't really have a waist. Ended up exchanging for a medium and was happier with the fit.
Only downside is the snap on the pocket. Feels flimsy. I babied it because I was afraid it would tear a hole in the fabric if I pulled too hard to open it up. Would have preferred a zipper.
I would recommend this product.
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