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This jacket has a wonderfully soft PLUSH inside! It feels so comfy when you put it on! It fits as expected. Be sure to understand that Kruser Ridge and the Kruser Ridge PLUSH are NOT THE SAME jacket! The Kruser Ridge PLUSH is much puffier and has a softer, lighter duty finish fabric on the outside of the jacket. It does seem to have a little fluffier feel and may be a little warmer. It is fuzzy inside the sleeves as well. It may be a little bit of a challenge to put your arm into the fuzzy sleeve if you are wearing a fuzzy sleeve shirt.... The Kruser Ridge is a true soft shell. It has a stronger fabric on the outside, a thinner lining and has much "cleaner lines" in how it fits. I bought both in the same generous size and both feel like they fit nicely, but I like how the Kruser Ridge looks much better! It looks much slimmer.
Since purchasing the Kruser Ridge II Plush softshell jacket, I have tested it in various temperatures. This jacket when combined with a baselayer, shirt and fleece (light weight) kept me toasty at 23 degrees F. It did a great job of blocking the wind. The jacket fit perfectly. It is extremely soft on the inside, the pockets are deep enough to hold my phone and my hand in the same pocket and when wearing the hood with the jacket zipped all the way there is extra material that protects your chin area from the cold (this was a pleasant surprise). When wearing just a shirt and hoodie this jacket kept me toasty at 34 degrees F. By the mid 40's this jacket keeps me warm when wearing just a shirt under it. I hope this review is helpful.
I ordered a small in the dusty iris and it is very comfortable! I wore this when it was raining in 30 degree weather with a very thin long sleeve shirt underneath and it kept me warm and I never got wet!
I'm giving this a 3 because it is exactly as represented and seems to be a good quality. I already have a winter coat but was looking more for a light jacket. The soft fuzzy lining would make this too warm for me. I didn't realize how thick the lining would be. It sort of made me feel like the staypuff marshmallow man. The sizing was good. I bought my usual size in columbia and it fit. The outside is almost like a raincoat type material that makes the swishy noise when you move your arms. But if you are looking for a cozy winter windproof coat, this would be great.
I first ordered this jacket in olive for my 15 year old. She loved it! My 17 year old loved it and wanted one too. So, I ordered another in red. Both colors are beautiful and the lining is so soft. It's light weight and probably not warm enough for temperatures below freezing. I ordered one size up for both of them so they could wear layers. Glad I did because the it does seem to run just a bit small.
I like how the Columbia jackets fit me. I currently have the one that is just a thin windbreaker. When the weather got cold and we had some snow and it seemed like it was going to be cold for a minute. I figured I get this one that had the liner in it. I live in Louisiana and no sooner then I got this in the mail it wasn't cold enough to wear any more. Go figure! But it fits and maybe next year I might get a chance to wear this one.