Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket

Columbia Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket

Windblock technology keeps you warm without sacrificing breathability while the thermal reflective technology in this protective bonded softshell ensures that you stay warm and comfortable while working hard in varying cold weather conditions.
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18 out of 24(75%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
Review 1 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice but very tight across shoulders

PostedApril 7, 2014
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BG123
Location: Ohio
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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Runs Very Small
Runs 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 jacket performs very admirably as windproof and good heat retention. A quick comment about Omni-Heat as many people ridicule it. This technology really is for activewear. Sitting in your car or running to the grocery store really doesn't activate the technology. You have to move and generate heat. When it comes to many of the advanced materials used by manufacturers, I'm not sure I would call this fleece. At least not in the traditional sense. It's crinkly and almost like cardboard. But, the function works well.
I seem to have endless issues with sizing from Columbia. Too big, too small, etc. Their sizing is wildly inconsistent. I bought a large (6'2", 190lbs, athletic) and it fits pretty well although it certainly is very form fitted in the shoulders. A larger size would certainly fit horribly in arm length and waist/midsection size. I have tried this route with other form-fitting jackets from Columbia. So, this jacket really isn't for layering monster sweaters underneath. You'll never get the coat on. Of course, that defeats the purpose of the jacket. You have to use thin fabrics to layer for warmth.
Great purpose-specific jacket. Overpriced at list price.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Invaluable

PostedMarch 11, 2014
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Corpsman09355
Location: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Hands down the very BEST jacket I own. From my issued military gear to what I've picked up over the years...this is worth its weight in gold. All I've needed was an extra light-weight sweater at 28 degrees Fahrenheit to help provide a little more warmth, and I was good to go living by the windy river in the columbia gorge. It is not technically waterproof, however the only parts that let water in is the seams and zippers. For me this has been more than enough with fairly extended time in the rainy outdoors of Oregon. To be fair, I have eventually felt the seep at the seams after an hour or so, but against the wind its amazing how well this jacket performs to its description while all of your friends are getting chilled to the bone with their non-windproof jackets. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it never keeps you too hot, nor cold either literally year round from freezing to cool summer nights.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

A little uncomfortable

PostedFebruary 22, 2014
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Buckaroo52
Location: New York
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket is a little stiff, not soft like you expect a fleece to be. It keeps you warm and dry but you can't wear it with a short-sleeve shirt because the sleeves are a little scratchy.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice fleece, runs a bit small, wish it was a bit larger

PostedJanuary 7, 2014
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Tom999x
Location: Chicago, IL
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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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I haven't had too many chances to wear this fleece so far, but I do like it. It does run a little bit small, but going up to the next size would probably be too big. I wish it was a bit roomier.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight and warm

PostedDecember 28, 2013
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WH13
Location: Savage, MN
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
This fleece is amazingly light and still provides great comfort and warmth. Very good for cold weather locales where one needs to be in and out frequently.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Product

PostedDecember 13, 2013
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Mac4
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for my boyfriend who is an avid skier, hiker and sailor. He received it less than a week ago but has worn it twice for skiing and says its the best Columbia jacket he has had(he has been a Columbia buyer for years)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Hatteras heaven

PostedNovember 27, 2013
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libaday
Location: north carolina - east and west
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
Gift for my 6'4" son (also tried on and coveted by 5'll" with broader shoulders). Both love it. Perfect for Cape Hatteras winds. Large enough to fit over several layers. Nicely cut and great color. And of course, Columbia quality. Thanks, Ma.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice Jacket

PostedJune 10, 2013
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silicon
Employee: No
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
Excelent product, very confortable
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

SIMPLY THE BEST

PostedMay 24, 2013
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ENDURANCERIDER
Location: Queensland Australia
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a truly outstanding product. Best I have ever come across.
It is light to carry around but a heavyweight in performance, it provides warmth but never gets too hot.
I simply love this product and use it in all types of outdoor activities even long distance endurance horse riding.
I also just love to have it on when I am hanging around, it is just so comfortable.
Do your self a favour and go an buy one it looks good perform's well and wont let you down in the cold.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My "go to" fleece

PostedApril 24, 2013
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trailrunner
Location: USA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: Yes
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 is my go to fleece peice now. I love the functionality of it. great to wear as a shell on those windy days. Blocks 100% of the wind, and its great as a mid layer under a hard shell. The reflective Omni-Heat is great! Heats up fast and stays warm.
hope they update the style to look more technical. It does not get the credit in its performace without a more tecnical appereance.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great all around coat

PostedApril 21, 2013
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undertakernut
Location: Paducah, KY>
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great coat. All that is promised
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Not what I expected

PostedMarch 31, 2013
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John2013
Location: Germany
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 a Little Small
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
The material of the jacket feels extremely cheap. I expected more from Columbia Sport. The jacket feels like an overpriced windbreaker. The material inside the sleeves is not comfortable. I would not recommended this product anyone.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Silver lining shows at neck

PostedMarch 20, 2013
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LJWM
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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
Unfortunately the silver reflective lining shows at the neck unless you zip the jacket completely shut. I'm returning it.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A Fantastic Jacket

PostedFebruary 22, 2013
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FlatlandAdventur
Location: Delaware
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
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
If you ever want a multi purpose jacket that can do everything here it is.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice jacket

PostedFebruary 22, 2013
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brafdlog
Location: Israel
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a nice jacket. It heats well relative to how thin it is.
The inner silver material is a bit flashy and is uncomfortable if you are wearing a short sleeve shirt underneath.
If you are looking for a light jacket I would recommend this one.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I work outside and use this coat down to 25 deg with a T-shirt

PostedFebruary 16, 2013
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Henryb
Location: ma
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
The only thing i dont like is the omni stuff inside is stiff. Im sure it will break in.The collar is pretty stiff also , I wish it was a little more floppy.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Jacket would be great if it didnt have that silver liner

PostedJanuary 26, 2013
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dougj
Location: scottsdale, az
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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
THe jacket fits great but the silver liner feels like you should be going to a disco and even if you have it zipped up, the silver still peaks out of the collar. It would be a great jacket without that liner.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great features in a light weight jacket

PostedJanuary 23, 2013
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Patty57
Location: Scottsburg, IN
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
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The Strata D is great for those who love the outdoors!
If you like hiking in the back country, this jacket is a "must have" for your backpack. Its light weight and offers the needed protection against those cold winds on the ridge.
As to sizing, if you wear a Large, order an Xlarge. This will allow movability in the shoulders.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

WARM

PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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Kingfisher
Location: N.H.
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good fit, true to XL size. Wish it had a breast pocket or two like my other Columbia shells. Blocks the wind well and warm with a sweater underneath.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men’s Strata D™ Fleece Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love the look of the jacket

PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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Muffin
Location: Knoxville, TN
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Ordering the jacket online was user friendly. Absoulty love the jacket and the quality of the product.
I would recommend this product.
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