Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top

Columbia Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top

Built for warmth and movement in the deep cold, this toasty baselayer features a performance blend of stretchy, body heat retaining thermal reflective waffle fabric with Omni-Wick® stretch jersey inserts at the side/underarm to disperse excess heat and wick sweat during dynamic activity. Raglan sleeves deliver better range of motion, and a dropped hem in back provides more coverage where it counts.
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16 out of 18(89%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
Review 1 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

awesome

PostedMarch 1, 2015
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katephl
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
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 got this for my husband and he loves it. it really keeps the warmth in and he loves the thumb whole. he is 5/11 and 190# and fits well into the large. it is tight but an XL would be way too long in the body.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shirt

PostedFebruary 26, 2015
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SeattleLee
Location: Seattle
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
There are a number of things I like about this shirt but I'll just cover two. I absolutely love the low neck, not even mock turtle neck. By the time I get suited up to ski I feel as through I'm in a neck brace most the time. This gives me a great layer without extra around my neck. Secondly the length, no coming un-tucked, it is almost too long but I'm willing to take that over too short.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for Snowmobiling

PostedFebruary 26, 2015
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JCEF
Location: Old Forge, NY, USA
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
Bought my wife a set of Baselayer last year,she loves them. I bought a set this year,They are great for snowmobiling in the single digits.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing

PostedFebruary 25, 2015
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Peter99
Location: New jersey
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 was actually very surprised at how this seemingly thin product kept me so warm on a day that was in the teens and with 7 hours of shredding. All I had on was a thin layer under this half zip and my ski jacket and I was actually hot at some points. This product is awesome, I dunno how it works but it actually felt like it was creating heat for me. Does run snug though
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent baselayer....

PostedFebruary 22, 2015
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LeroyW
Location: Germantown, MD, USA
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
My second base layer. Good quality. Did buy again.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very high quality

PostedJanuary 22, 2015
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Jjjj
Location: Utah, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
Upgraded from basic micro fiber base layer I've had for years. Wore first time for scout kondyke camp in January. Very comfortable overnight in single digit temps.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Warms Up as You Do

PostedJanuary 20, 2015
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DieselGrease
Location: Denver, CO, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Used this as a base layer for skiing paired with a cotton long sleeve shirt and the Whirlibird Interchange Jacket. The Omni Heat material was cool in the morning but after I got moving, it was very comfortable. It doesn't bind and fits better than similar base layers that feel super tight like a wet suit. It didn't overheat like my old thermals either. I'd highly recommend this for playing out in the cold.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very dry and warm

PostedJanuary 11, 2015
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trouttracker
Location: Lake Jackson, TX.
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
I went to Colorado on a snowboarding trip and bought them for it. Worked amazingly, I was never cold and they were the perfect base layer for any below freezing activities
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great base layer for work

PostedDecember 6, 2014
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Climbking
Location: Vancouver, WA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:Yes
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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
Bought this for cold nights at work when temps get below freezing. worked great. Sleeves on this are long enough to keep the thumb wholes from pulling back and becoming uncomfortable. Previously purchased ones that the sleeves were not long enough, very uncomfortable!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Buy it

PostedNovember 19, 2014
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MRDobalina
Location: Mid-west snow fort
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
Solid heavy weight. Fits true to size. not too thick like expedition weight gear. Great base layer or active top!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedNovember 16, 2014
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Yvesg
Location: Champlain 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit well and comfortable .feel warn
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

light

PostedJanuary 1, 2014
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Affinity
Location: charleston, sc
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
nice and light but not as warm as a hoped, moisture wicking works well and great for heavy activity.
I would recommend this product.
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Disappointed.
onJanuary 23, 2014
The first time I wore this, as a baselayer while skiing, it snagged. I have to wonder how long it will last before it starts to unravel
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Review 13 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great stuff

PostedJanuary 1, 2014
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BenC
Location: Seattle, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted this for a base layer when I ride my motorcycle in the winter when temps are in the high 30's - low 40's. It has been a great success.
This is well made, the OmniWick works really well to keep me dry even when I start to sweat. And the Omni Heat is noticeably warmer than other items without it.
The best part is that this garment is so well cut and constructed that it is comfortable to wear all the time. I wear it under a tee shirt and feel perfectly comfortable. I can't say enough good stuff about this. Great experience with it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

WOW!!!!!!

PostedJanuary 1, 2014
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mbfirelt
Location: Alabama
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 hunt 50+ days per year and these are the absolute warmest thermals that I have ever owned. These are for long periods of low activity as with even moderate activity you will start to sweat, even in frigid cold. This thermal with the omni heat 1/2 zip pullover is my "Go To" layering on the coldest days. Great Product!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Snags Easily

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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Milky775
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Loved the look and fit (size large - 6ft 170lbs). I wore about 3x before I started noticing a ton of snags throughout the shirt. Not a big deal when wearing as baselayer but I liked to wear as light jacket as well.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent product

PostedDecember 28, 2013
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OldRail
Location: Loveland CO
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
This is my second purchase of this product. It lives up to Columbia's hype.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Sexy and Warm

PostedDecember 10, 2013
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Joey36
Location: New York
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 works if you have a good body. If you don't, only the omni heat works. Great product !!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Baselayer Heavyweight Half Zip Top
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Poor quality

PostedNovember 25, 2013
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Swivs
Location: Boston
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Only wore it once, didnt wash it yet and its already pilling, threads are coming out, id return it if it wasnt such a hassle.
I do not recommend this product.
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