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I was hoping the color would be more like the picture, but it isn't. It's actually looks like a faded navy - from sun or washing so it appears almost light blue. But the fit was perfect for me and I liked other features such as elastic in the wrists to keep cold air out and good pockets. It didn't match what I bought it for, and color was disappointing. Change the picture to be more accurate. I did keep it because it was a good price and fit well.
The fabric pile was pretty loose and already "pilled" (those little tiny balls of fiber) when received. I have other Columbia Bugaboo fleece jackets, and the material is a much tighter texture and pile. I doubt this is authentic Columbia.
Would not buy this item nor from this seller again.
I have this exact same kind of fleece that I purchased a few years ago, in another color. The one I own is a nice thick fleece that can stand up to really cold temperatures, and is cut in a tailored way and offers a really nice silhouette. I bought three of these from Amazon in different colors and am incredibly disappointed in what Columbia has done now. The fleece is MUCH thinner, and the cut is larger. I am 5'4" 135 lbs. and very hourglassy...in the previous version of this fleece (the one I own) a Small was the perfect size for me, and was form-fitting without being too tight anywhere. I ordered a Small here, and it feels baggy in areas and is not a tailored fit. I will have to wear something underneath to balance this.
Very disappointed with Columbia. This may be a decent fleece for some people who never wore an earlier version, but considering what this product once was, it is clear that Columbia is using cheaper fleece and trying to still rake in the profits at the expense of the consumer.
It's a very soft, very warm jacket perfect for fall weather. My only complaint is that for me the medium fits more like a large which doesn't make it ideal for layering looks and it's a little too baggy for my liking. If you don't want your jackets to be looser than I'd recommend sizing down.
The sleeves were strangely long. I am not petite but near it so maybe it's just me but I could tuck my hands into the sleeves. Also it is NOT warm. The air cuts right through it and once inside only then are you warm.