Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell

Columbia Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell

This is a softshell piece with a simple design, yet it boasts intricate styles lines for ultimate fit and comfort. We've put together a highly breathable and incredibly soft wind-blocking jacket that is treated to resist rain-and-stains, lined with heat-keeping thermal reflective material and features advanced wicking technology to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in cold, blustery conditions.
Overall rating:
3.714 / 5
3.7
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5
(7 reviews) 7
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Rating breakdown 7 reviews
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4 Stars
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4 out of 6(67%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Review 1 for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Not What I Expected

PostedMarch 28, 2014
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echo42
Location: Rochester, NY
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Purchased this jacket for in-between seasons, primarily fall and for now, as spring approaches. Therefore, did not anticipate the warmth factor for winter. The jacket had several flaws that made it unsuitable even for intended mid-cold use. Neither the body of the jacket, nor particularly the sleeves, did much for warmth. It seemed that cold just seeped in from all areas.
Columbia makes great outdoor wear - this experience was disappointing.
I do not recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 2 for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedMarch 24, 2014
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Stacey81
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this Jacket for my husband for his birthday. He loved it. Said it's the best coat he has ever had. It keeps him warm when it's cold out but when he's indoors it's low profile enough that it's not too heavy.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 3 for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good wind defection

PostedFebruary 28, 2014
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Anonymous
Location: 34Lat
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
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good wind deflection, only thing is that it is a little small. I had a similar Columbia jacket XL and this one is about an inch all over smaller.
Buy one size larger if you ask me.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 4 for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Very functional

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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gdsnhanson
Location: Virginia Beach
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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Another quality product from Columbia. Great all around jacket for a wide range of temperatures. Surprisingly water resistant. Omni heat does a good job down to the upper-20's.
+2points
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Review 5 for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Well-fitting and Fairly Warm

PostedNovember 28, 2013
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ReviewerAge22
Location: Golden, CO
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
The jacket fit me well without any large gaps, which would allow heat to escape. It is very warm in 40-60 degree Fahrenheit weather. In approximately 0 degree Fahrenheit weather, I feel like I am always on the fringe of being cold, but never actually get cold in the areas that the jacket covers. I speculate this is due to the jacket's insulating dependencies on temperature and activity, which may be atypical due to the heavy use of thermal reflectivity.
I often run in the jacket. It keeps me very warm on runs, even in approximately 0 degree Fahrenheit weather. Sweat slightly builds up inside the jacket, and it does retain a slight odor over time. It can be washed though.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 6 for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Not Windproof

PostedNovember 23, 2013
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DonGS
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
I live on the Gulf beach. A 15-20 mph wind blows right through this jacket.
I do not recommend this product.
-2points
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Review 7 for Men's Heat Mode™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Well constructed coat.

PostedOctober 30, 2013
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Zgripandrip
Location: Tulsa, OK
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
Well constructed coat, wish it was "bit" more thicker and warmer.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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