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This is the 3rd Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket I have owned over the past 30 years. Bottomline up front: Yes, the sleeves of the inner jacket are much longer than the outer jacket which looks really goofy and is impractical in wet weather. I played with the sleeves a bit, so if you tighten the outer jacket sleeves using the velco you can tuck the excessive inner jacket sleeves in, but this is a really poor design and I'm really disappointed in Columbia. Additionally, if the inner jacket had cuffed sleeves around the wrist area like previous Bugaboo versions' ithe sleeve length difference would be less of an issue. Finally, the inner jacket is really thin compared to previous versions. The inner jacket in the older versions could be worn in cold weather, but this inner jacket is very light and does not provide much warmth and once again since the sleeves are not cuffed at the wrist the jacket is only good in cool weather. I've decided to keep the jacket because I got a really good deal on it and I can make the sleeve issue work, but I would not recommend that you buy this jacket, Columbia needs to fix this issue ASAP.
I own a previous generation of the Columbia Bugaboo jacket and still love it, but the zipper has died. The new Bugaboo II is a generally tighter fit, but that wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the ridiculously tiny armholes and sleeve diameters. Also, the polar fleece in the arms sticks to the fabric of whatever shirt you're wearing and that, combined with sleeves made for a stick figure, makes it extremely difficult to get normal size arms through the sleeves. The original Bugaboo had satin lining in the sleeves and some other inside parts of the fleece that made it comfortable to get in and out of. This "cost improved" version of the Bugaboo jacket is a serious disappointment. I'm returning it.
I’m not sure about other States, but here in Oregon it rains. I bought this jacket to where while fishing on the River. I liked the idea of taped seams and Omni tech, but the bottom line is, I’m wet after wearing this in the rain.
Love the jacket, love that the zipper fleece is easy to take out. However the velcro on the right side of the zipper catches on to the jacket. The jacket is now fraying all over my shoulder and right arm. I have this same model jacket that is 10 years old and had no issues with the velcro. It didnt start happening until after the time expired when I could return it. So now I spent well over $100 on a jacket that looks like crap.