Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket

Columbia Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket

The bug-stopping superpowers of this breezy, lightweight mesh jacket will keep you cool, comfortable and pest-free during active adventures in the great outdoors.
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4.8
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5
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23 out of 24(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Really works

PostedJuly 22, 2015
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Sajj
Location: Minnesota
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought a size L and I am 5'9" and 135 pounds. I like that the sleeves are long enough and I can even pull my hands inside the sleeves to protect them from bug bites. The jacket is lightweight which is great when it is hot. The zipper goes already to the top of the neck which adds more protection if you want. If it is chilly, I can layer a snug sweatshirt under it. Mosquitoes LOVE me and I have not been bit through this jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Tick free!

PostedJuly 13, 2015
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OutdoorGoddess
Location: Montana, USA
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
After reading about the increase in tick activity due to climate change, I decided a bug blocker was a good investment. And the flying insects are repelled as well. It's fun to see them hover over your jacket, then decide to go visit someone else in the area! My only issue is that due to the nylon content, the pits get pretty strong after a hot day. But that didn't stop me from getting one of these for my man and another one, in a larger size, for myself when I have extra layers. The small is perfect over just a sports bra. The breeze can get through but not the bugs. I'm 5'9" and 135 #.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love it!

PostedJune 19, 2015
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Kaleigh
Location: Omaha, NE, USA
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've been on the fence about buying a bug jacket for awhile but I finally pulled the trigger and I couldn't be happier! I'm the type that gets bit first in a group of people and when I went to the river the other day, they stayed away from me and went to everyone else! Hooray! I'm 5'7", 145 lbs and the size medium fit great over my tank top. If I were to wear anything bulky underneath it I would probably go up to a large.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Insect blocker

PostedJune 4, 2015
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Krystal
Location: Texas, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is super light. Perfect for a warm evening camping.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

No bugs!

PostedOctober 11, 2014
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CatPT
Location: Louisiana, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Louisiana is famous for its food and its bugs. This jacket really helps with the bugs! It is light and doesn't make me overheat. Love it! If you plan to wear it over anything bulky, go up one size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Immediate Satisfaction...

PostedSeptember 24, 2014
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realtorsue
Location: Northern New Jersey
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 am a bug magnet and get very frustrated when I step outside and I am swarmed by mosquitoes in a matter of seconds.Put on this jacket and was wowed by how well it worked right away. Been outside grilling and gardening and pleasantly surprised at this jacket. Looks great with shorts or jeans .
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Just what I was looking for!

PostedSeptember 12, 2014
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TravelingFool78
Location: British Columbia
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
I bought this jacket for my upcoming trip to the Amazon jungle. I am normally a size XS, but purchased a S as I want it to be loose fitting. It fits as how I hoped. I have the coral colour which is vibrant. Very lightweight and I expect it to keep me cool in the jungle. Looking forward to wearing it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Definitely bug proof

PostedAugust 28, 2013
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SGK97
Location: North Bend, WA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic for 2 weeks. Everyone on the team got lots of really bad bug bites but I did not get any becuase of this jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this jacket!

PostedAugust 2, 2013
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1stSmiley
Location: Colorado
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 could finally enjoy a walk in Wisconsin and not be dinner for the mosquitoes!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Insect repelant jacket

PostedAugust 1, 2013
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Donnamae
Location: Boulder, Colorado
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 like the jacket a lot although it does have a smell. I believe that is the insect blocker so I'm not complaining. I like the color and light weight.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Insect Repelling Jacket

PostedJuly 21, 2013
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BRP2
Location: Central Virginia
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
The jacket does a very nice job of keeping away insects in the evening. It has worked wonderful when we have gone camping. I would recommend pants or shorts of similar material to go along with the jacket
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

love this jacket

PostedJuly 17, 2013
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lisa25
Location: Boston, MA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The previous reviews for this jacket were great, and is what made me buy it. However, I ordered a small in the mirage color (since a previous review said it ran slightly big) and I am literally floating in it! (I am 5'1 and 115 lbs). I am upset b/c now the XSs are out of stock :( This jacket is super lightweight and opaque (you can see through it) so would be great for summer weather to protect yourself against mosquitos or any other biting insect. May just keep it b/c I was so excited about this jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

No more bug spray

PostedJuly 16, 2013
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sierracountyhiker
Location: sierra buttes
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
I love this light zip up jacket. Great on a warm day when bugs are out but you don't want something to make you hotter. The insects stay away. I just need to be careful going throught the brush and trees so I don't tear the mesh but so far it has seemed pretty tough and still looks great. I'm 5'8" 150 lbs and I ordered a large which fit perfect.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Better than expected!

PostedJune 4, 2013
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JenL
Location: Denver
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
I am a skeeter magnet and have tried everything imaginable to avoid getting eaten up anytime I head outdoors during bug season and at the same time not cover my skin in deet. This jacket does the trick and does it well, better than some clip on fan that I used to think was the best new option in the last few years. I was pleasantly surprised the coat is a super lightweight mesh so wearing it in the sun does not get too hot. It has a slight odor but it is only noticible when shut in the closet or my bag.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great jacket

PostedApril 28, 2013
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MY123
Location: Portland, OR
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
I bought this jacket along with the insect blocker long sleeve shirt and 1/2 zip for a trip to the Bolivian amazon. This jacket was amazing! It kept all the bugs away from my upper body, the only time I got bites was when I wasn't wearing the insect blocker products. I would definitely recommend the insect blocker line to anyone going anywhere there will be biting bugs!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Mosquito Jacket

PostedAugust 23, 2012
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alaksagirl
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I sent this back. A mosquito jacket needs to be loose to keep the bugs away. I'd ordered it for a trip into malaria country. I ordered it for the color and general style but when I received it I found it to be way too snug to be effective at keeping insects away from my skin.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very light weight, comfortable... no bug bites!

PostedAugust 13, 2012
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Sumbrz
Location: Beaverton, OR
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:Yes
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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
Have not worn this garment extensively yet, but used it for a 1-week trip out of the country in early July in an area which I always get chewed up by mosquitos... this time no bug bites. Fit is great and color scheme appealing. Had many friends and family approach me with great interest in the product; some who have already gone ahead and purchased their own.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

does the job

PostedAugust 11, 2012
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Anon2
Location: Tucson AZ
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
As a mosquito magnet, I was looking for something relatively cool to deter bugs off during evening walks when sun protection isn't necessary. This is doing the job and it has a hood to keep bugs off the neck and head. Although we do have biting bugs here in southern AZ during the monsoon season, it's not as bad as other more notorious places so I've not given it the ultimate test. It's nicely ventilated, fits well, and is even attractive.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Works great

PostedJuly 22, 2012
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Newbie123
Location: Bountiful,UT
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 wore this jacket on a 5 day trip in the wind river mtns. I was not bitten one time! I wish the jacket had fold under hand mitts and full face coverage.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Bug Shield Mesh Jacket

PostedJuly 7, 2012
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Augie317
Location: North Port, 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
Living in Florida fighting biting insects is critical, especially mosquitoes this time of year. Bought for our daughter, tested on the 4th of July watching fireworks next to a fresh water lake and no bites!!! She is usually the magnet for them so now I may need to buy them for the rest of the family.
The quality of the seaming and style is great
I would recommend this product.
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