Customer reviews for Columbia Boy's Splash Flash™ Hooded Softshell - Toddler

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Columbia Boy's Splash Flash™ Hooded Softshell - Toddler

At once warm and lightweight, this versatile softshell is built to perform in a wide variety of conditions, featuring a super-soft, rain-repellent double weave construction with a brushed-back lining that’s divinely cozy against the skin.
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1 out of 2(50%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Boy's Splash Flash™ Hooded Softshell - Toddler
Review 1 for Boy's Splash Flash™ Hooded Softshell - Toddler
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Not what I'd expected

PostedDecember 4, 2013
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MyThreeSons
Location: Salem County, NJ
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
I Googled Soft Shell Nylon Jackets for Toddlers when I came across this coat from Columbia. I loved the style and it sounded like what I was looking for. I ordered it and received it relatively slowly. When I opened the box, what I found inside was a $40 raincoat. I had wanted a thin, weather resistant jacket for my 18 month old son, who hates being stuffed into a puffy winter coat and then into his carseat. This was not what I was looking for at all. Although I did like the colors and I have always had good experiences with the quality of Columbia outerwear, I don't think this jacket warrants its excessive price tag. $40 for a coat would have been a good price, but $40 for a thin little rain coat is too much.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Boy's Splash Flash™ Hooded Softshell - Toddler
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice jacket but not quite what we expected

PostedJune 4, 2013
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DavidH
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
We wanted to get a softshell jacket for our two-year-old boy, but found very limited options. This seemed perfect, so we ordered size 3T with the idea it would last him at least a year. The jacket is very nice, but is constructed of much thinner material than expected. Don't know what the exact definition of "softshell" is, but I have two adult jackets thus described and they are much thicker than this jacket is, and presumably more wind/rain resistant. We have no experience with the rain resistance of this jacket yet, but it certainly won't be as warm as we expected and will need another layer under it for cooler days. Also, even though our 2-year-old is slightly smaller than average for his age, the 3T sized jacket fits him perfectly now, just a little long in the sleeves. If your child is relatively big, ordering a size up is recommended. Still, a nice jacket if you keep in mind the caveats mentioned above.
I would recommend this product.
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