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

Columbia Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket

Breezy mesh outfitted with Insect Blocker™ technology provides powerful bug-stopping capability with minimal weight, making this hyper-breathable layer a powerful ally in hot, buggy climates.
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6 out of 6(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Review 1 for Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

FANTASTIC!!

PostedJuly 12, 2014
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LeicaMike
Location: CA
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 had the opportunity to use this product in the mosquito, deer tick, etc. infested deep woods of Minnesota. Of the several days I spent there during my photo shoots, I came out with out a single bite. I'm very satisfied and will recommend to my followers.
Best,
Mike
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Keep the bugs away

PostedJune 10, 2014
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moosaki
Location: Martinsburg WV
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
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This works well as a simple barrier between you and insects. You can see you garment under it through the mesh. It works and I buy everything Insect Blocker that comes out. I find that preferable to spraying DEET all over me. The fit is good and it is a well styled garment.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Initial review - fit

PostedOctober 14, 2013
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thirob
Location: Victoria BC Canada
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
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Just wanted to share a few quick initial impressions:
size wise, I'm 5'8'' and ~175 lbs and the medium fits me perfectly. I could fit a t-shirt and long sleeve t-shirt under it, or a light synthetic fleece. Typically, I will wear this camping during summer evenings when the bugs come out for a bit, or in Africa when it's always quite hot.
I was a little worried it would smell "chemically", but it doesn't smell like anything.
Going to Tanzania in 6 weeks so I will post usage impressions once I get back. However, 'out of the box' I'm very impressed with the quality of the garment and the fit.
Disappointed that I couldn't get this product ordered or shipped to Canada (I had to get a friend to bring it in).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket Blocks Bugs

PostedOctober 2, 2013
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fopclerk
Location: Fresh Meadows
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
a very light weight and airy jacket for late summer nights when the insects are new and hungry for blood.
blocks bugs and keeps them at bay.
excellent design and works well with hoodie.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

why?

PostedDecember 22, 2012
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USEtoBEaFullSupporter
Location: MIAMI
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
This product should have a full frontal hoodie zip-up. Its mesh and very breathable. If the chemicals are non-toxic then why doesnt the zipper rise above the collar and cover the whole face up to the top of the, pull over, hood. If you were to use this to watch fireworks, then its perfect. If your bugging out in the muck of Southwest Florida then it becomes a dangerous hazard; even the east coast along the bay. This new "science" has become an illusion... perhaps a MIRAGE?; extreme Lameness. Better bring back ☼Moonstone
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Insect Blocker™ Mesh Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Color NOT as pictured

PostedJuly 13, 2012
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GroundhogGirl
Location: Minnesota
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I purchased Ice Grey for my husband. In the photo, the main body of the hoodie appears to be a light grey color and the shoulders a darker grey tone. What I received was a bright white hoodie with grey shoulders. Not what he wanted at all and I'll be exchanging it for the grey and orange hoodie.
The fit is generous. My husband typically wears an XL, however, the L fit him just fine.
While he has not actually worn the hoodie, I have the women's version and my two kids have the kids' version. We wore them for the first time at the 4th of July fireworks. It was an 100 degree day that "cooled" down to about 89 by the time of the fireworks. We sweated profusely in them and within minutes of reaching our destination we all had mosquito bites through the hoodie. So, they aren't going to be a magic bullet, however, in years past, we've received at least twice as many bites. The one place I didn't have bites was around my face, head and neck and the hood seemed to keep the mosquitos from buzzing in my eyes and ears much better than bug spray. It's possible because of the unusually high temps and thus, an extra amount of sweating it was inevitable that we would get some bites. I won't know until we've had a chance to use them hiking...
I would recommend this product.
+21points
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Posted November 6, 2012
GroundhogGirl says the fit is generous but the User Rated Sizing says it fits slightly small. Which is it?
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