Customer reviews for Columbia Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket

Columbia Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket

Boys Shimmer Me™ Jacket
Overall rating:
4.296 / 5
4.3
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5
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4 Stars
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22 out of 25(88%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
Review 1 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great ski jacket for a teen

PostedDecember 19, 2014
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Amaya
Location: Vail Co
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Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these ski jacket for my 13 year old son and he loved it. Its simple lightweight and confortable. He used it today on a cold snowy day in the slopes and didnt complaint about being cold or anything.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great all around

PostedDecember 18, 2014
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Ashtay18
Location: Richmond va
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
Jacket runs small so I ordered a size up still fits a little snug but all and all I love material and how little weight it is
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Coat

PostedDecember 4, 2014
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Motherof002
Location: Chicago, Il
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
My son loves his coat. He likes it cause it's not real bulky. He still stays warm on cold days. We are in Chicago. So it's pretty cold here. I would recommend this if you are looking for a coat that is warm and not so bulky.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent lightweight jacket

PostedNovember 29, 2014
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Kimmy757
Location: Denver, CO, USA
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
I bought this for my 12 year old son and he was shocked this lightweight jacket would keep him warm, but it did! I read the reviews and ordered larger since it stated the jacket runs small. It fits him perfectly!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Huge Hit....but Very Thin & Small

PostedNovember 29, 2014
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StacyG
Location: Metro Detroit , MI
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket is for my very fashion conscious, little chunky, almost seven year old. I thought I would hate the blue "tie dye" but the dye is actually very mild and cute. The inside is very shiny but we knew that from the other reviews. My son was so excited when he opened the box, its a big win!
We also knew from other reviews that it runs pretty small. My guy is 60lbs and approx 48". He normally wears a sz 7/8 in tops so I hesitantly ordered the 10 /12 with the expectation of him swimming in it and having to pick a different style. Not so! The 10/ 12 runs so small that though it's long for him at the sleeves and waist, he can easily wear it this year and hopefully next .
The jacket is VERY thin. We haven't been able to test it for warmth so I'm not sure if this is going to keep him warm in the frigid Michogan temps. I may post another review after be wears it in the cold a few times
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Cute, but strange fit

PostedOctober 25, 2014
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northwestmom
Location: Washington, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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My son is tall and thin. I'm not sure that jacket is constructed for his body type.
I looked all over for a length measurement before purchasing this jacket, but couldn't find one. According to the sleeve and width measurements, my son (who fits 5T clothing at the moment) would be swimming in the XXS. Not having that length measurement, I knew that I might be exchanging this for a different size.
Upon arrival we found that the length of the jacket is short, and the measurements aren't consistent with the size chart provided. The XXS is 16.6 inches from the base of the hood to the hem. The length from armpit to sleeve cuff is 12.5 inches, and from shoulder seam to cuff is 16.5 inches. The waist around the outside of the jacket (which is fairly thin) is 30 inches.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for a picky boy

PostedAugust 22, 2014
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katekate
Location: MA
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
My thin 8 year old who is always cold wore this jacket during a long, cold MA winter last year and never complained of cold. Sometimes we had to remind him to take it off inside, because it was so cosy. It's like a thin, comfy sleeping bag you can wear, but it's so thin it doesn't get in the way, even on the large side.
It's water resistant, but as this was all he had, he played in the snow all winter in it. It did get a tad wet on the outside, but dried so quickly it didn't matter. Unless you plan on lying in the snow a lot and then staying outside, this will do as well as any parka.
Also: it folds up so small it's great for school cubbies and backpacks.
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Review 8 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Bright Green and warm enough

PostedFebruary 23, 2014
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Natrt
Location: Brooklyn NY
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
My son loved it as soon as he saw it because of the inside secret pockets, little plastic hooks and the soft material. The Inside has a black-metallic texture and outside is a little bit more grass greener that i expected but still pretty.
Its very light and warm and allows him put on only one layer when is snowing outside. We bought S (7/8) and fits fine for my 6yo this year and hopefully also next one.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

color not great

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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david163
Location: dx
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
the color on this product is much brighter than on the site
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

extremely warm and light weight

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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Emsie
Location: Michigan
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased this coat for my 4 year old son to wear next winter! I bought this coat because I purchased one for myself this winter and I couldn't believe how warm it was. I live in Michigan and we had -40 degree weather this year and my Columbia coat with the omni shield kept me very warm! Its hard to believe that such a thin coat is so warm! I decided to get one for my son because he hates bulky coats and gets cold easily. I will say that the coat runs a bit on the small side. I purchased a size up for myself and ordered my son an xs for next year. He is an average size 4 year old and by next year the coat should fit him perfect! This is an awesome coat for active kids:)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cute and warm!

PostedFebruary 20, 2014
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Hmgirl2013
Location: Tulsa, OK
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
Bought it for my son. It was huge on him but I bought bigger on purpose so he can wear it a couple winters. It looks warm and cozy. He liked it and so did I,
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight but warm

PostedFebruary 20, 2014
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KeepPortlandWeird
Location: McMinnville, OR
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
My kid loves this jacket. We got him the red one and he says that it is very warm. We recently had temperatures in the teens and he did not complaint about being cold.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great jacket!!

PostedFebruary 19, 2014
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sarah74
Location: Lockport, IL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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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 jacket for my 8 year old son and he absolutely loves it!! It's so much lighter in weight than his old jacket but keeps him just as warm. I would definitely buy it again!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

To small!

PostedFebruary 19, 2014
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Lisa100
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love the Shimmer Me jacket! My 6 year old has had one for two years and it still looks like new after being greatly used. I order a new one for next year, but the sizes are way off! He wore a 6/7, so I ordered an 8. It was way to small. I called customer service. They were great to work with. We thought the jacket may have been missed sized, so they sent me a call tag and I ordered another size 8. Same thing, way to small. By the time I ordered twice, they were sold out. I'm disappointed I didn't get one on sale. I'm going to wait and get the new style in the fall.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedFebruary 17, 2014
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lbudach
Location: Owatonna MN
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
Does anyone else have trouble getting their kids to wear a winter coat? I used to, not anymore.
My son LOVES this jacket. He loves it because it's thin. It is not bulky at all. This mom loves it because it's warm. We live in MN with horrible frigid, below 0 temps on a regular basis for many months. He gladly wears this coat, and I no longer have to worry about him being frozen while standing at the bus stop.
Fits true to size. Love the red color. The hood is awesome as well, fitted with a small piece of elastic on each side to keep the cold wind out.
A little bonus was the reflective trim on the zipper and hood. Wasn't expecting that but nice feature.
My son wears a size 12-14 and the large fit fine....maybe a tad big which I am hoping means he can wear it next year.
You won't be disappointed if you buy this coat.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Good looking jacket

PostedFebruary 13, 2014
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Idonthaveanickname
Location: Columbia
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
Performed wonderfully and the color was exactly what we needed for my son.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Cyber Green Goof

PostedFebruary 9, 2014
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jmercado
Location: St. Augustine, FL
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
My 11 y/o son chose this jacket online in the Cyber Green color. When he saw it in person, he was disappointed with the shiny fabric on the inside of the jacket, as well as the bright, bright green color - in spite of his insistence on choosing it himself. He also thought it was too puffy, but this is probably because he's not used to wearing jackets, as we currently live in Florida, but are moving to Illinois. Anyway, it is going back. It might be a cute choice for others, but the green, and the shiny interior, was not a hit with him.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

slim jim of cold winter jackets

PostedJanuary 29, 2014
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FABIOESPINAL
Location: boston, ma
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Is great my kid love it !! is not bulky, it fit right with enough space to ware a sweeter. most importantly is the omni heat it work well but for temperatures almost in 0 degrees! you will need to ware a thick sweeter under the jacket.
but overall works wonder!! my kid used DAILY!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for the kids

PostedDecember 17, 2013
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Jon55
Location: San Francisco, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great, all around winter jacket. My kids basically live in them. The fit is ideal. Roomy enough to wear a sweater underneath (not that you would need too). Love that you can turn it into a packable item as well. Would rec this for anyone looking for a great all around jacket for kids.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Boys' Shimmer Me™ Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Shimmer Me, small me, goofy liner me

PostedDecember 7, 2013
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Gonzo27
Location: Western USA
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
We didn't like the liner. If a kid hates something about a clothing item they are not going to wear it. Heck, I'm the same way. Way too small anyway. It's on it's way back.
I do not recommend this product.
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