Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket

Columbia Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket

Packable and super toasty, this versatile down jacket features body-heat-retaining Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining, a rain-repellent exterior and premium 800 fill-power down insulation making it perfect for cold-weather activities that require easy-to-carry lightweight, low-bulk warmth.
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4.4
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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50 out of 57(88%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Review 1 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I will never go back

PostedMarch 24, 2014
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chexmix
Location: Davis, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the most amazing jacket you will ever own! I've never owned down before, but it changed my life. I was kind of skeptical of the shiny heat reflecting material on the inside too, but it's proven to be very effective. It's cute enough for every day wear around the city, yet it also works for camping trips and even has a little stuff sack so I can throw it in my pack once it gets warm. It is the only thing that has ever been able to keep me warm on my below-freezing morning bike rides to school. LOVE!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

perfect purple

PostedMarch 22, 2014
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syd3
Location: pittsburgh
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
The jacket was a beautiful vibrant color and so light weight it feels like it could float! Hope it works well in Ohio cold!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent jacket

PostedMarch 15, 2014
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MikeP66
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
Excellent jacket very light wearing and keeps you warm . Fit is slightly small recemond ordering one size larger . Normally I wear a medium but looking at the other reviews I ordered a large. Love this jacket excellent fit would highly recemond it
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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NorthstarLee
Location: Truckee, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is amazing- light weight and warm, cut well for women.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Red Hibiscus more orange,love it

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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Nomad14
Location: northeast
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
Been looking for a 800 fill power ultra light down waist length jacket with sleeves for awhile after I found a vest I love.I can say this is great value for the performance,and meets my criteria for an interior pocket to hold a smart phone.Only four stars because I'm not sure what kind of wind chill it can handle,or long term quality.It'll be impressive if it functions like my waterproof [tech professional] ski jacket where I use a fleece layer for the coldest days.Given the color,I am not surprised if some darker feathers show through.I said it ranked smaller in fit because I wanted to wear a sweater,or fleece under it,and still maintain range of motion.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this jacket!!

PostedFebruary 14, 2014
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Koop
Location: Portland
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Not only is this Powerfly Down Jacket warm and cozy, it's NOT bulky and fits well. It fits into a small pouch when not worn, so very easy to pack; it is lightweight! The color purple is amazing, and I do get lots of compliments when wearing this.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Disappointed - Not the color

PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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Carolina16
Location: Lima, Perú
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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I ordered the Red Hibiscus jacket but the color is not what I was expecting, it is more like a Deep Coral jacket.
It also looks cheaper than a U$ 220 jacket, because you can see some dark feathers through the fabric.
The jacket is comfortable, fits great and its very light.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

In love with my new down jacket!

PostedFebruary 4, 2014
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Lesli2014
Location: Lakewood, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought the red hibiscus and it is a bright coral leaning more toward orange than red, and its very flattering for my fair skin and blond hair. I tend to stay away from reds, but the previous comments explaining the true color helped me select this one. I'm a size 4, 5'7", 130# skiier and ballerina. I'm able to wear a fitted fleece over a fitted T-shirt under this coat no problem. The sleeves are my favorite, long, and cozy. The lightweight thin coat keeps me toasty warm walking around in 25 degree Colorado. It is really surpising how light it is, and i love how little room it takes in the suitcase. I'm wearing it on my next ski trip to see how it does. I think this would be good to have in black as well, and will consider a future purchase.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Down feathers showed through

PostedJanuary 31, 2014
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Sarahg
Location: Anchorage
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
While I liked the color and fit, the jacket showed splotchy dark areas which at first I thought were stains. Upon further inspection I determined these dark spots to be dark feathers or down showing through the lighter colored jacket. I decided to keep the jacket but I would purchase a darker colored jacket next time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight and fashionable

PostedJanuary 27, 2014
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Monky56
Location: Pasadena, CA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
It was tough to decide which color to choose. I ended up with the hyper purple. It's a beautiful color. I took it to NYC with me on 1/24/2014 when the average temp in low 20's with wind chill factor making it even worse. With one base layer I found this jacket not warm enough. I needed a light base layer, a turtle neck sweater, and a light wind breaker to be worn underneath this jacket to walk around NYC to be comfortable. Having said that I am usually cold all the time, and coming from southern CA my experience may not be true for others that are used to cold weather. Nonetheless I love this jacket! It's so light and with all the clothes underneath I don't look all bundled up.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great, but.....

PostedJanuary 13, 2014
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finicky
Location: woodstock, Il
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket, warm, light weight. My only but is in the fit.
The jacket runs small, had to order an extra large , usual size is large in a jacket to allow room for sweater. The sleeves
are very long in proportion to the sizing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

New jacket for Christmas

PostedJanuary 6, 2014
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NoNoLisa
Location: Boston
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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I was a little disappointed at first as it doesn't look like it's going to be very warm. I had an outdoor event to attend where they were forecasting temps in the 20s. Wore my new coat but brought along a spare, just in case - I definitely did not need it! It kept me very warm and had the added benefit of being stylish and not bulky. My only "issue" was that the way the seams are sewn inside made the sleeves a little uncomfortable when I wore it with short sleeves. I would also have preferred a slightly longer length but as far as keeping me warm, that it did! Sleeves are also a little long - maybe they're supposed to be this way so you can pull them down over your hands? Not sure.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Love this coat but it is losing feathers

PostedJanuary 2, 2014
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jabb
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I love, love, love this coat. I wore it for a week straight. My daughters and sister-in-law are planning to purchase one. The only problem is that it does seem to lose feathers. Not a lot ...but it makes me nervous b/c I wear it all the time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Three Season Jacket

PostedDecember 29, 2013
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MMoritz
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket that is light weight and easy to pack. I was a little surprised at how thin the down was but it seems to warm enough so far.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Powerfly

PostedDecember 26, 2013
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sketch3d
Location: 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The jacket fits well without any sense of restriction in movements while keeping me perfectly warm. The comfort of the transition from outside to inside is seamless.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Warm and Lightweight

PostedDecember 26, 2013
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Saltlake
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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
I got this for my wife. She loves it. It is very lightweight and looks great. No regrets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Super warm!

PostedDecember 23, 2013
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sfink
Location: Comstock Park, MI
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my second one of these. Had to get a second color because I love the fit & style!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Wonderful Jacket

PostedDecember 20, 2013
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Jenn3209
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
This down Omni-heat jacket is my new favorite! It's a go-to during the cold weather. Great fit, wonderful function. Omni-heat is a new discovery for me, and I love it! It really does keep you warmer. The fit of the Powerfly jacket is definitely a more slender, active fit than the Mighty Lite. This was perfect for me, as I have more of a petite frame.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

tight under arms

PostedDecember 19, 2013
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dogdocamb
Location: Phila, PA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered this jacket because it was not available in any stores within 100 miles of my house. I liked the jacket when it arrived but it was very tight under my arms. I am 5'5, 130 lbs 34b-c and I ordered a medium. I am returning the jacket. It was just too uncomfortable with my arms feeling like they were being pushed up and cut into. Otherwise the jacket fit well. I liked the comfort cuffs. I was sad to have to return it. I think if I had gone up a size it might have helped under the arms but then would have been too big everywhere else.
I would recommend this product.
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This is what one reviewer said, and that's exactly how I felt. I returned the jacket.
"I liked the jacket when it arrived but it was very tight under my arms... I am returning the jacket. It was just too uncomfortable with my arms feeling like they were being pushed up and cut into. Otherwise the jacket fit well. I liked the comfort cuffs. I was sad to have to return it. I think if I had gone up a size it might have helped under the arms but then would have been too big everywhere else."
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Review 20 for Women’s Powerfly™ Down Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great jacket w/some small issues

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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psichick
Location: Portland, OR
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am between sizes (M/L) for most Columbia products and I initially purchased the large due to the reviews saying it ran small. Strangely enough, the large was really big. I could fit a sweatshirt and sweater under it, I had so much room. The medium is a bit snug with two light layers under, but works so much better. I kept the medium.
As others have stated, the sleeves are long, but that's normal for me. I have also noticed that the feathers are coming out (it's why my rating lost a star). And on a black jacket, it's very noticeable.
In 35+ degree weather, it's great alone. At about 30 and under, I found I needed another layer, especially if there was any wind. The cold and wind would make the jacket cold (outer part) and then the inside wouldn't do much for me. I don't feel the wind, but I feel the chill.
I would recommend this product.
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