Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Tectonic™ Softshell

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Columbia Men's Tectonic™ Softshell

An Omni-Heat® lining and ingeniously placed swatches of super-stretch fabric transform this windproof hybrid into the ultimate multi-tasker.
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2 out of 4(50%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Tectonic™ Softshell
Review 1 for Men's Tectonic™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent--but use it for its designed purpose!

PostedJune 9, 2012
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JDJO
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This garment is phenomenal--when used for its intended function. This is a light-weight, warm-up-type jacket to be worn during moderate to heavy activity with or without underlayers. I use this for desert speed-hiking when the temps get below 40F. With a Silver Ridge shirt and a Mountain Tech T-shirt, you will start off chilly at first, but once you get running/trekking you will warm up immediately and the OmniHeat and the stretchy heat dump points under the arms will not let you overheat. The OmniShield keeps you dry and insulated during drizzles until you get back to your vehicle and turn on the heater. If you think that you can wear this over a T-shirt in super-cold weather for extended, outdoor, sedentary trips in the midst of a rain/snowstorm you will be disappointed (because that is NOT its intended purpose). 5'11", 46" chest, XL fits great by itself or with a fleece underneath. THANK YOU COLUMBIA for giving me something that keeps me warm but won't make me swelter when I'm out running in lower temps!
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 2 for Men's Tectonic™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Good jacket but...

PostedSeptember 17, 2011
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Furian
Location: Wyoming
Purchased this jacket from a local shop. There is a badge on the inside that says "Water proof fabric". Tested it out and there is nothing waterproof about this jacket. I expected it to leak through the seems, but the fabric also leaked and was no where near waterproof. Other than that it's a great fit and very warm. Do not recommend this in even very light rain or drizzle.
I do not recommend this product.
-3points
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It doens't say that it's waterproof....
onJanuary 25, 2012
They never say that it is waterproof so I'm confused to where you got your information. If you check what the Omni-Shield technology is, its a water resistant fabric, not waterproof. If you want a waterproof garment you should look into Omni-tech or Omni-dry product.
+2points
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Review 3 for Men's Tectonic™ Softshell
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good jacket but...

PostedSeptember 17, 2011
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Rydik
Location: Wyoming
I would like to inform buyers that this jacket is no where near water proof. I bought it from a local store and there is a badge on the inside that says waterproof fabric. I just performed a field test and got soaked to the bone. No only did the jacket leak through the seams, but also through the stretchy form fitting sections and the omni-heat / omni-shield fabric. As far as I can tell there isn't ANY fabric on this jacket that is waterproof. That badge is very misleading. The jacket fit, it's comfortable, and it's warm but I can't help but feel duped.
I do not recommend this product.
-11points
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Review 4 for Men's Tectonic™ Softshell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Pretty sweet!

PostedMay 1, 2011
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Kaptain
Location: Rochester, MN
I like this jacket a lot! It is becoming my go too jacket for spring, as i'm sure it will for fall and cool summer nights. Heck throw some layers under this bad boy in the winter and you got one killer outfit. I got the blue, sweet! couldn't be happier with color, feel, or the overall quality.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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