Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest

Columbia Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest

Lightweight and packable, this 800-fill power down vest is also rain-repellent and lined with Omni-Heat thermal reflective to retain 20% more body heat; smaller baffles give a sleek look to this key layering piece that provides core warmth during cold-weather activities.
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4.833 / 5
4.8
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5
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12 out of 12(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
Review 1 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

correction on sizing

PostedMarch 17, 2014
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Deerhunter651
Location: Western , New York
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Earlier I posted a review regarding this vest. However, I would like to correct my sizing selection. I suggested this vest runs about true to size. I don"t know that for sure . I typically take a medium but medium was not available in black so I ordered the large . With a 38 chest the large is a bit big but will still work with my layering process.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Omni Heat feature does work.

PostedMarch 17, 2014
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Deerhunter65
Location: Western , New York
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
As noted above this vest is well made. Not bulky, light weight and you can feel some warmth generated by the Omni Heat feature. I will be using this vest as I layer my clothing during Hunting seasons here in New York State. Perhaps I can give a follow up review after this years hunting season.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Vest

PostedJanuary 27, 2014
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Wheaton
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The fabric has an nice feel and is very soft. It's not too bulky like some of my older vest yet it still provides excellent warmth. It's very cold now but I expect to get a lot of use out of this in the spring and falls months.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this vest!

PostedJanuary 23, 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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Not only does this vest fit perfectly, but it's warm and stylist. I can wear it alone or under another jacket since it is not bulky. It is a great vest, and I strongly recommend it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The vest

PostedJanuary 15, 2014
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Sue185
Location: Palm desert! California
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
The vest was a present for Christmas. My son-in-law loves the vest!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great fit

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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certs
Location: westo,ct
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This vest keeps you warm yet very flexible while wearing it
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Good construction

PostedFebruary 16, 2013
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lagunapb
Location: Laguna Beach
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for cool day or evening in S CA winter. Very light weight.
Runs true to size. Quite warm for the very light weight.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A good purchase

PostedJanuary 22, 2013
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Durf57
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
When the vest arrived it was everything that I have come to expect to get from Columbia Sportswear products. The construction is good, fit was right on, unfortunately when I finally received it the temperature rose so I have not been able to use it extensively.
The only issue I have with the vest is that I ordered it in Gold Leaf and it apparently there were black or dark feathers used. Not a lot however, they are visible with that color. When I first put it on I thought it was a smudge or dirty spot when I noticed about three more. This is the only reason I rated it with four out of five in quality.
As I intend to use this as a layer under other items I'm not concerned. If this would be an issue for anyone considering this item stay with the Black or Ebony Blue.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very comfy vest

PostedJanuary 15, 2013
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BenPDX
Location: Portland, OR
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This isn't your dad's puffy down vest. This is a relatively thin vest but still warm. Being thin it works well as a layer below a shell. I enjoy the freedom of motion i get from a vest (with no shoulder or arm constriction). The reflective surface inside the vest might be adding some heat too, it certainly doesn't hurt. Vest seems well built and is a nice length (I am tall and it doesn't ride up).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Power Fly Vest

PostedJanuary 13, 2013
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Billmc310
Location: Bend 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
Very light weight and warm!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A little snug at waist

PostedJanuary 12, 2013
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Jerryalso
Location: Essex. CT
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wear a 42 jacket and 36 waist trouser, the POWERFLY fit perfectly for a 42 chest, but was just a bit snug at the waist. perhaps at the waist at the sides of the vest, provision might be made to allow an easing of the fit.
Alternatively, the zipper might be be re-fitted with a two-way zipper, so that once the upper-most zipper is pulled up, the wearer might, while seated, or for other reason of comfort may, using the lower toggle of the double zipper, pull the second toggle upward; in so doing effectively increasing the waist dimension.
I would enjoy learning if the decision is made to accept either of my recommendations. It would be a further encouragement to complete future requests for comment.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Powerfly™ Down Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very true to size. Warm light-weight vest.

PostedDecember 31, 2012
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KFMH
Location: Portland, 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is exactly what I want in a vest.
I would recommend this product.
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