Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip

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Columbia Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip

Not your average half-zip, this Solar Polar solves three common trail-running problems all in one fell swoop - and it looks good doing it.
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Rating breakdown 12 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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10 out of 11(91%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
Review 1 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

As advertised: "Cool Dry and Protected"

PostedMarch 22, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Northern Minnesota
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
This is an awesome base layer for me while X-country skiing. Can't wait to see how well it works biking in the summer months. Quality clothing all the way!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Absolutely Awsesome shirt

PostedFebruary 1, 2013
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OZEnduranceRider
Location: Queensland Australia.
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
I live in Queensland Australia where we have hot humid summers. I bought this shirt for Endurance Horse riding where we are often in the saddle for 12 + hours. This shirt is fantastic, the main material feels luxurious against the skin, whilst the Omni Freeze really works and sends a cool chill down your back. Overall the shirt makes you feel comfortable and sorry for your riding competitors who are obviously feeling uncomfortable in the heat.
I dont tell them my secret, sorry cant give my them any advantage.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My new shirts

PostedNovember 16, 2012
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LesInCinci
Location: Cincinnati
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit perfect. Look great. Very comfortable. Love Columbia products
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

So comfortable to wear.

PostedOctober 31, 2012
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Kloey
Location: Vancouver, WA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great color selection and comfortable fabric weight for our Northwest climate.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very Impressed

PostedOctober 16, 2012
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Jason05
Location: Louisville, KY
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Impressed with the quality and look of this running shirt. I highly recommend. I went with the large. 6'2" tall, 42" chest, 33" waist. Nice fit for me.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Sleeves

PostedJuly 31, 2012
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CalvaryHiker
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Been using my new Solar Polar for the last two weeks - it's a great shirt. I love it even with the high humidity and heat of the Florida summer. My only issue, the chest feels good but the sleeves are a bit baggy for me. I'm below average for the circumference of my arms and wrists but the shirt still seems to be quite large in those areas. Over all, I love the shirt and will just hike up the sleeves a bit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
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3 / 5
3 / 5

No match for humidity and heat

PostedJune 27, 2012
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Psychocindy
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I had high hopes for this shirt. I live in South Florida, very hot and humid. When I workout in this it does not feel cooler, it just feels clingy and damp. Much like the old cotton feel in the heat. Perhaps it is good in just hot climates, but here it doesn't cut it. I really wanted to love this shirt.
Personally I prefer the omnifreeze to the omnifreezeice
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Sweet Piece

PostedJune 18, 2012
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CT1432
Location: Apple Valley, MN
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this 1/4 zip for a fishing trip to have something lightweight and layerable when it was 90 degrees out and this Solar Polar top was nothing short of spectacular. It has a nice tight fit, but the fabric is so thin and lightweight it doesn't bother you.
Awesome men's performance top!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
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2 / 5
2 / 5

More uncomfortable than it looks and....

PostedJune 16, 2012
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67stang
Location: Mountains of TN
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
it doesn't work to wear around a bunch of Eastern TN guys in the woods. To them I would look like a San Fransisco jogger.... So not my style, and it was very uncomfortable.
-2points
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Review 10 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for hot!!

PostedMay 12, 2012
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zkshelley
Location: Gainesville, FL
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this shirt right before I moved to Florida hoping it would keep me cool and protected in the hot weather down here. So far, I couldn't be happier.
I'm 6'2'', 175 and I got a medium and it fits perfect. Sleeves are a great length and the shirt stays nice and tight everywhere else.
I got the Chartreuse. It's not quite as light yellow as I thought it would be... has almost a metal/green tint to it but it looks great, especially with the grey cut-ins.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I love this shirt

PostedApril 29, 2012
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bikingfan
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The fit is amazing, the sleeves are just the right length, but the torso is a little baggy on me.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Solar Polar™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great way to stay in and out of the sun!

PostedApril 28, 2012
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splice35mm
Location: Simi Valley, CA
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love my new Solar Polar for biking and hiking. I think it offers better protection than wearing sunscreen if you plan to spend a lot of time in the sun. And I actually stay cooler because it feels like I'm standing in the shade. The material is lightweight and comfortable, and the high neck offers further protection where I need it most. I highly recommend this product for any activity if you spend considerable time in the sun.
I would recommend this product.
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