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I initially bought this jacket here, then returned it and bought it somewhere else because I found a better price. This jacket is mostly great. It's a lightweight jacket - meant to be worn in warmer weather or layered over fleece, etc. depending on the weather. The quality is great, and I love that it can be folded up/rolled very small or stuffed into the left pocket (not sure if I'll end up stuffing it into the pocket because it seems like it would be very wrinkled once you unstuff it). I love that Columbia rain jackets come in bright colors and cost a lot less than the other higher end rain jackets.
The only thing I don't like about this jacket is the hood. I don't know if it's just me, but the hood on the Columbia rain jackets (I've tried several different styles) just don't fit me very well. There's an elastic adjuster on each side of the hood to cinch it tight around your face, but when I do that, the hood pulls too far forward over my eyes. The hood is very big and there's no way to keep it pulled back. I wish there was something in the back of the hood to adjust it smaller to keep the hood from falling over your eyes (my North Face raincoat has an adjuster on the back of the hood and it works great).
I love how this raincoat looks and it does a great job keeping me dry. Zipper pockets are always a plus. However, it isn't breathable at all and the mesh liner can be itchy, especially when it's warm or muggy outside. The small was too tight and the medium is a little bulky, but I opted for the larger size in case I ever need to wear a thicker shirt under it. Overall I am satisfied with the quality and appearance of the coat, but a little disappointed that the inner liner is mesh like and that it isn't a little more breathable.
Seems a good quality product, well made and functional. I like the style. I’d go a size up if you intend to wear anything heavy under it. Two criticisms: 1 the material is loud. If you think you’re going to sneak up on an animal to get an awesome photo, forget it. Not happening. And 2. the color in the picture (geyser) is nothing like the bright teal jacket I received. If I thought I was going to be subtle in the rain-mist forest, I may as well forget it. Not happening.
This is a beautiful color. Jacket is waterproof and seems windproof, although I haven't had it long enough to truly test it out. It has adjustable sleeves and a mesh liner. One thing I don't like is the velcro next to the zipper. If the jacket is not zipped, the velcro can catch on clothes or other items. At least it's short pieces of velcro and not running the whole length of the zipper.
Very beautiful color and great fit for small (I'm a broad shouldered girl and this is roomy). Water proof and leaves room for a sweater underneath. Strange to discover the pockets are different sizes slightly...not sure if mistake in making the jacket or intentionally sewn asymmetrical.