Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket

Columbia Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket

A pro out in the wilderness, and no stranger to a cold-weather day in the city, the Trailbreaker™ is a winner in any setting. No matter where your trail takes, this coat will keep you dry, comfortable and looking the part.
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21 out of 23(91%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has great features, really.

PostedSeptember 29, 2013
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NikkiVon22
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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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 am very satisfied with my Trailbreaker jacket! Its nicely fitting and looks attractive on. Some jackets are baggy and unflattering. In addition, it keeps the rain and wind out. The pockets are very warm too. The jacket is a great quality and functional lightweight jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great lightweight jacket

PostedJune 17, 2013
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Bunny1
Location: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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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
Love this jacket! I got the light blue- which is actually more of a light turquoise - my favorite color. I agree that the arm hole fit is a bit small, but overall the fit is very comfortable (I"m 5' 8" and 140 lbs.), and flattering for a rain jacket. I do not plan to wear this with a heavy sweater or fleece, so it is not an issue.
The first day I had the jacket I wore it for a long walk in the pouring rain, and I stayed as dry as can be. The hood completely covered my face/head, and the long arms and length in the back were great. I only gave up my walk because my feet were soaking wet :).
Highly recommend if you are looking for a lightweight, spring/summer jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Rain Jacket

PostedJune 13, 2013
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ShortandStout
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 live in a very rainy part of the country that also happens to get very hot during the summer, and needed a light weight, breathable rain jacket. I read reviews ahead of time and noted the suggestion that the coat was very fitted. I typically wear a small in most clothing but chose to order a medium because of other reviews - I recommend anyone not wanting a tight coat also consider ordering a size up. The coat fits "normally" at a medium on me. I believe a small would have been so tight that I could not have gotten anything but a very thin shirt under it. My only small complaint is that the sleeves are very very long - I am 5'1" and have this problem fairly often, so I'm used to improvising - the Velcro at the sleeves has basically fixed this problem for me. I have yet to get wet while wearing the coat, even in quite high winds. I ordered the "wind" color- it looks much paler online than in person, however it's a lovely light blue and I find the actual color more attractive than the one shown online. Overall very happy with the purchase, and as usual from Columbia the quality is very good so I expect the coat will last a long time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Alaska Trip

PostedMay 20, 2013
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Meggie
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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
This jacket was perfect for my summer trip to Alaska, great for layering and blocking wind! I loved the color and all the convienent pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great light-weight jacket for outdoor activities.

PostedMay 8, 2013
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IngaJ
Location: Chilton, WI
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted a light-weight jacket for running in outdoors. This jacket is perfect for that. It weighs next to nothing, and is very comfortable. The only odd thing is that the zippers on the pockets are very difficult to open - almost as if they're sticky. But it's not a big deal, and I really love the jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great jacket!

PostedApril 23, 2013
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venya
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
I purchased this jacket in a size Small despite the many reviews saying it ran small. I think its very true to size. I am 5'8" & 120lbs, usually wear a size small, and finding tops that fit can be a pain sometimes. Sleeves are usually too short, or the torso is too wide. But this jacket is slender for a feminine look, and the sleeves are a great length! Even a tad long. The body is long enough to cover over my waist line so bending over doesnt expose skin, but short enough to look more sporty. Only worn it twice so far but I definitely love it. The sleeves have a mesh inside and the rest has a thin lining material. Nice!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Raincoat/Windbreaker

PostedApril 7, 2013
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KLenz
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
This is a great light jacket. Sleeves are long (hard to find for a 6' woman). Also length is good. However, this is not an all-weather jacket. The "multiple layers" are insulating, but it is a light jacket. If you're looking for a raincoat or windbreaker, this is a perfect jacket for you!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good "inexpensive" rain jacket

PostedMarch 12, 2013
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omfgnameparameters
Location: Brussels/Belgium
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Normally wear large, but thankfully upsized to an XL. still loose enough to layer but not enough to look like a trashbag. quality is decent, but seems could be a bit better for $100, so deducted a star for price vs. quality; will update once i've "fielded" it a bit more.
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Review 9 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Functional Rain Jacket

PostedJanuary 5, 2013
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LuckyDuck
Location: Portland, OR
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am typically a size medium in t-shirts. I ordered a Medium. It is a bit snug. I cannot layer too much with this jacket. it is a bit tight in the bust. I'm a 36 and fall into the Medium category according to Size Chart. I would definately advise in trying on (if possible) before purchasing. I would have gotten a Large had I known.
This jacket serves its purpose. A light rain jacket. The black is not a true black. Kind of a faded black. The hood covers my head and keeps me dry.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Returned this item

PostedJanuary 5, 2013
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donniebillie
Location: Alliance, Ohio
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
I had to return this product because it did not fit. The product ran a bit small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

too small

PostedJanuary 1, 2013
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whitesowhite1218
Location: San Francisco
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am 5'3 and 125 pounds. I got a size "Small." It is too tight for me if I have one or two layers inside. I wish I had order Medium size. Also, the color on the zipline is not the same color as the raincoat ;purple , it is a totally different color. Overall the Jacket quality and function is pretty good and well made.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Women's trailbreaker jacket

PostedDecember 31, 2012
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Kris4
Location: Kansas
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
Got htis as a waterproof shell to wear over base and fleece. The fit is long and narrow. It is a little tight through the arm holes, but it is light, water proof, breaks the wind, and the stitching is solid.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

good product

PostedDecember 20, 2012
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adfitz13
Location: Kidron
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
great product, heavy duty and comfortable
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Rain Jacket

PostedDecember 7, 2012
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Koala
Location: Santa Cruz
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 am in love with this rain jacket! I like it's feminine shape. I don't feel like I'm swimming or frumpy in it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A bit tight but a great deal!

PostedNovember 29, 2012
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Anonymous
Location: Lincoln, NE
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 love several sporting good companies, but I always choose Columbia due to it's high quality and low cost. I am a curvier female, so I wish I would have gone a size up. It fits...just more snug than I would have liked. Overall, I love the color and quality of this piece!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Love the coat not the color

PostedNovember 29, 2012
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leslie
Location: Oregon
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this coat and was so excited to get in the mail- the first thing my daughter asked was why I chose a green coat. The black is not a true black and ends up looking very green when put against anything black. I was so disappointed as I really needed and wanted this coat to work- alas it got returned.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The Trailbreaker has great lines

PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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Karen11
Location: Portland, 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket has quickly become my favorite jacket. The sleeves are light and stretching, so they form fit, without being heavy. good wind resistance. Excellent lightweight jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfection

PostedAugust 21, 2012
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KYMimi
Location: Louisville, KY
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 purchased this jacket for a summer trip to Alaska and was delighted by everything about it. It is water proof, there is room for layers underneath, and it fits! The jacket is tapered at the waist so even with layering underneath, it doesn't have that boxy look that so many jackets have. I wear a 12 but am large busted and I took the advice of readers and purchased the XL, just to be sure. I am confident that I will wear this jacket for many years to come. I just love it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Attractive and Functional--but runs small

PostedAugust 14, 2012
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Chica43
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
After debating the size, I ordered the Trailbreaker jacket in an XL. I am glad I did. The Large would have been much too snug. I generally wear a size 12 in other clothing, so I am not a huge person. This jacket, although nice looking and good at repelling rain, is hardly roomy enough to allow a sweater or sweatshirt under it, which is definitely a "minus" for me. One feature I do like is the design of the hood--soft and unobtrusive when not being used. Most jackets now have stiff visors in the hoods that are very uncomfortable when the hood is down--just in the right position to stab the back of the neck or head. I do wish that Columbia would design another rain jacket like the one I bought in the mid 90s and wore for many years until its water repelling properties gave out. It was called the "Marsupial" and could be folded into a pocket in the interior of the jacket. A great feature for travel. It was also a fuller cut, allowing for "layering" in cool weather. One more comment about Columbia products in general: I noticed that they now include many "high tech" items--I suppose to compete with the snob appeal of North Face and other suppliers. This merchandise is way too expensive and the "technical" features often border on the ridiculous. This is clothing--not a smart phone or computer!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Trailbreaker™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Trailbreaker Jacket

PostedJuly 17, 2012
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Ivy2012
Location: Los Altos, California
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket and it fit perfectly. Loved the Berry color.
I would recommend this product.
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