Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket

Columbia Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket

Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Overall rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
 / 
5
(6 reviews) 6
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4 out of 6(67%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Review 1 for Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Overall Rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Not Interchange Compatible

PostedFebruary 13, 2015
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Location: San Ramon, CA, 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
Quality
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I purchased this jacket while on a ski trip. It performed great as a shell but I bought it with the hopes of "interchanging" with other gear.
It does have the interchange snaps in the sleeves and collar, and the extra inner zipper. On returning from my trip I ordered a Columbia Go To Jacket, which is also interchange compatible. However the zipper length is too short to reach the top of the Evergreen's collar (see picture). I called the customer support line and they first stated the Evergreen isn't interchange compatible. After getting them to look at this web page they talked with their manager and recanted their original statement, but they still couldn't give me a list of liner jackets that are known to work. Nor could they provide any indication why the zipper is too short... is the Evergreen Shell too long in the zipper, or the Go To jacket too short. So "interchange compatible" doesn't appear to be a claim that Columbia is willing to stand by.
It is a shame, Columbia looks like a lot of bang for the buck. But I'll stick with other brands if this is the best Columbia can do with their product and customer service.
Functionally an Excellent shell.
Quality is Poor if "interchange" is a Columbia contract of compatibility across products.
I do not recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 2 for Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Odd Fit

PostedJanuary 26, 2015
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Location: Duluth, MN
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I really wanted to like this jacket as Columbia does not have a large selection of Interchange shells with Omni-Heat. I tend to be in between medium and large for jackets. I ordered this in a large due to other reviews saying it runs small. Some parts fit fine while others seemed baggy. The main problem I found is this is not a very flattering jacket. Along with the bagginess of the sleeves and upper body, there is a curved seam along the top of the stomach that constantly "stuck-out" which, even if you are a fit individual, makes you appear to be a bit soggy around the mid-section. Otherwise, this jacket appeared to be well designed and constructed. My only other problem, which is more of a sidebar and completely determined by the liner used, is the one Interchange liner I own has no interior pockets. So, while both jackets separately boast 11 pockets total, when zipped together it brings the number down to 3. I just don't understand why Columbia would make an Interchange liner with zero interior pockets.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Shell for all Conditions Including Rain

PostedDecember 17, 2014
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Location: Hudson, OH, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket that breathes and is ideal for a wide variety of weather conditions. I'm adding a liner to make it warmer in order to accommodate cold northeast Ohio winters. I hope the Interchange System works as advertised. The liner should zip right into the shell.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Susan

PostedDecember 3, 2014
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Location: La
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
This jacket has a lot of nice features and the sale price was great.
I would recommend this product.
-3points
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Review 5 for Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Cold in Houston

PostedNovember 13, 2014
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Location: Houston, TX, 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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This coat is a perfect weight. The lining keeps you exceptionally warm, warmer than you would expect from such a light weight coat. Plenty of pockets and well made.
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 6 for Men’s Evergreen™ Shell Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Versatility at its finest

PostedNovember 12, 2013
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Location: San Francisco, 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
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Recently purchased this product online, and I must say it far exceeded my expectations. I was initially turned off by the omni heat but I have been proven wrong; there is no gimmick in this fabric technology. The length is nice, I've already tested it in a downpour and it handled wonderfully. Can't wait to zip my favorite Columbia down into the zip up interchange (but for everyone else, almost any zip up jacket will fit in there) and go play in the snow, and with the snow skirt I can make it happen. Fantastic product, Columbia!! I wear this jacket from the top of pitch 3 at consumnes river gorge to taking out the trash at night and I couldn't ask for a better made shell
I would recommend this product.
+20points
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