Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest

Columbia Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest

The combination of Omni-Shield advanced repellency, Omni-Heat thermal reflective and 550 fill power down insulation make this vest super toasty to keep you warm in cold weather; feminine design lines and buttery soft sateen fabric mean it’s also perfect for every day wear.
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46 out of 48(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
Review 1 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Warm and Cozy

PostedMarch 26, 2014
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Victoria08
Location: Seattle, WA
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
Everyone says this vest runs a little small so I was nervous the small wouldn't fit me, however at 5' 4" I almost feel like it's a little on the larger side for me. But it's extremely warm and durable, has big pockets, and the hood is a nice feature. The velcro is somewhat annoying if left undone, a couple of my jackets stick to the velcro which then frays the material of my jackets. Overall though I'm really happy with my vest and I wear it all the time! Definitely worth the money if you're looking for a good, durable vest.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Extremely comfortable!!!

PostedMarch 10, 2014
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Teritj10
Location: Minnesota
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
Love this vest. Would recommend this product to everyone
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Warm and stylish

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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Nydia
Location: Washington
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
Love OmniHeat, it is really warm...this one? Also really stylish and runs true to size. Totally recommend it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Womens Down Vest

PostedFebruary 23, 2014
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chrisitne
Location: Pico Rivera, California
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
I have been searching for the past several months for a well constructed, feminine, stylish, warm, waterproof down vest that doesn't make me look 10 pounds heavier and this is the vest. I selected the vibrant blue colored vest in a size L and upon arrival in the mail I was pleasantly surprised with the look, color, construction and warmth of the vest. I normally wear a size 12 or size 14 (5' 5", 150lbs, 40C, curvy fit body shape) in jackets and/or coats and the size L fits me perfectly with room for layering. I will be using the vest for a hiking and snowmobiling trip in Rocky Mountain National Park in mid-March and feel very confident that this vest will serve its purpose while being stylish...the quality of products that Columbia provides far exceeds the price.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

really nice

PostedFebruary 13, 2014
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nchockey
Location: ayer, ma
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
the vest is really nice, keeps me warm. some of the feathers are coming out already and I've only had this since new years eve.. which this was a Christmas present that was extremely late, which was very disappointing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Less than expected, but overall nice

PostedJanuary 17, 2014
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elisabethnh
Location: New Hampshire
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
I purchased a size large, I am usually a medium, and the large is a bit tight, so the actual sizes are smaller than average. I was looking forward to the beautiful furry collar in the photo, and was hugely disappointed when the vest arrived and the faux fur was not full and fluffy at all, as shown in the product photo. The warmth it provides is only average, not suitable for sub freezing. Overall, a nice looking vest, and I am moderately pleased with it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best vest I found

PostedJanuary 16, 2014
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LucyInTheSky
Location: New Jersey
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
Shopping for a warm, stylish vest with a removable hood became a chore for me. Either most had hoods that were not removable and if they were the quality was not great. This vest has everything that I need in a vest for my winter trip to South Africa. It does run small. If you wear a medium do buy a large.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

detachable hood, very warm

PostedJanuary 13, 2014
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neoandbaby
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
This is a very warm vest. I like the detachable hood feature. The Omni-Heat really works. I live in the Midwest. We recently had the "polar vortex" ? pass through...definitely went below zero by several degrees...I was warm in this vest. I am a skinny person, average height. I bought this vest because I don't like to wear (bulky, down feather) jacket sleeves. Perhaps I will invest in a light-weight, (very) warm jacket...till then, this vest is super warm!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for not too cold weather!

PostedJanuary 13, 2014
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GO2CO
Location: Grand Jct, 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
Love this vest. Great for nice cool days of Colorado winters. Wear with a thermal long sleeve shirt and your core stays nice and toasty.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Great vest, terrible Velcro

PostedDecember 27, 2013
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michee
Location: oregon
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I love this vest. It looks great, keeps me warm, the hood is awesome. It does fit a wee bit small. I would love to the get the same one in white, I currently have it in black. The problem is the Velcro. it is fine with anything where the fabric is "slippery". But I got a Columbia baselayer... and a lot of the threads had been pulled in in the sleeves, a couple hours into wearing it! Both Columbia and Mountian hard wear tend to use these nice soft fabrics for base layers, which cannot easily be worn with the vest. :( Hopefully they'll fix this in the future.
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Review 11 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Woman's vest

PostedDecember 23, 2013
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YCarolH
Location: Bozeman Mt
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
This vest runs small. I like the appearance, but is pulls snugly through the middle. I won't reorder it.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Vest

PostedOctober 15, 2013
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MBMB62
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
One of my favorite vests that I own. It's very warm - but not overly so. The omni-heat keeps you warm when you need it, but it doesn't over do it (as some vests tend to get extremely hot once you go from outdoor to indoor). I would suggest sizing up if you plan on wearing a fleece or anything bulky underneath. The hood is big and cozy!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great vest

PostedJuly 8, 2013
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Rofi
Location: LA, 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 present for my mom, she is planning a trip with her friends in fall and needs a vest she could layer, as well as wearing alone. When the vest arrived she simply loved it; the size fits great, it's very soft and warm, and the best part is that it's not too puffy so she could wear a jacket over it if necessary. Overall it's a great product and I would recommend it to others again.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Black Lay D Vest

PostedMarch 25, 2013
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1Star
Location: Las Vegas
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
Excellent quality. Have not wore yet. I needed XL.
The velcro is only in 3 places, not along the length. I did not find this bothersome. Actually, I like it because, if you need to quickly hold the front together you can just use the velcro, instead of the zipper. It is not noisy velcro like some.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fantastic Vest

PostedMarch 20, 2013
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CSNO
Location: Dublin, CA
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
This vest is fantstic - I wear it all the time and it keeps me so comfortably warm and toasty that I don't even need a jacket anymore. The vest is so versatile and stylish I can wear it with anything. Quality is excellent - you can't go wrong with this product!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

little small but overall very happy

PostedMarch 11, 2013
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AliKC
Location: Kansas City, MO
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
I had been looking for a very warm, black vest for an upcoming trip. I was very surprised to find this vest comparable in specs (warmth, material etc) for less than some of the other brands I typically look to.
The pros - I love the removable hood with the trim, it's a great detail and makes it even more flexible and functional. The vest is very warm and seems well constructed. The velcro a few other reviews mentioned doesn't bother me.
The con - it definitely runs small. I debated going up a size based on the reviews but decided to stick with the medium (I'm 5'-8", size 8) and it fits - but is definitely a little tight with a few layers underneath. Of course in my eagerness to wear it I took off the tags and now can't exchange it:) so I'll make it work!
Overall very happy and I'll definitely keep Columbia in mind for my next outdoor gear purchase.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This is the best vest I have owned!!

PostedMarch 7, 2013
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GinaP
Location: Deerfield, IL
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It has great warmth and style. Love that it has a detachable hood, so it can be worn well into spring!! The fit was perfect. I got one in black and in white. It doesn't compare any other vest I have owned. Columbia products definitetly stand up to their claims!! Love your company!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cool vest!

PostedMarch 6, 2013
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Sam9
Location: SW Ohio
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
Very nice looking and comfortable. I sized up as recommended and it fits well. Looks great with jeans. I ordered the ice grey mineral color because it was so different from my solid color vests.
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I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Soft and comfortable

PostedFebruary 28, 2013
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Holacristy
Location: Long Island, NY
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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 purchased this vest for my 10 year old daughter, who has the body of a teenager. She's 5'3" and weights 120 lbs. She's a competitive swimmer so her back is wider than most, however I was shocked when an adult medium just fit. I chose to return it and purchase a large, which gave her room to grow and wear a sweat shirt underneath the vest. She loves it! It's soft, comfortable, and lightweight. There is no excess puffiness to the vest, which is nice for a down vest.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect puffy vest

PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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SarahBr
Location: Denver
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
After searching through a bunch of different brands of puffy vests, I purchased the Columbia Women's Lay "D" Down Vest. Not only was it a competitive price, but I loved that it had a removable hood with removable trim. It is also super warm because of the omni-heat layer inside the vest. I would highly recommend this vest to anyone
I would recommend this product.
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