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I previously ordered a 3XlT which was way too big. the 2xlt fits well all over,except in the arms. The sleeves are very narrow and restrict the body movements. I was disappointed that I had to return the 2XLT and sold the 3XLT to a friend.
Overall this is a great jacket for wet commute days. No issues with water sealing and it’s nice to get to work dry. My two big issues with this jacket are: 1. No Nepoleon/inner chest pocket. I knew this when I bought it and the price reflects it. It’s not worth knocking it to three stars, but be aware of this. I didn’t realize I would miss it so much. 2. The zipper is too small. It’s really easy to mis-zip on this zipper and now you’ve got a zipper pull part way up and nothing is zipped. It’s good enough quality of a zipper that there’s not an issue to back it out, but you have to be careful. A beefier zipper would have been nice for an outer shell to provide a more positive experience. I will make sure to look for that on future purchases.
Pros: -lightweight -waterproof -nice color (black) -durable Cons : -sounds like you are wearing a tarp initially. Assuming it will go away. -zipper is hard for me to get on the track sometimes, but that may be because I am just a struggle of a human being. -if you buy it because it is constantly raining, expect the rain to stop the day you receive this because mother nature is rude.
The jacket is perfect with one exception, the Velcro. It causes the Velcro sleeves to stick to the zipper area. That’s really the only drawback. I’m going to try to remove it at the zipper line. It would be 5 stars if not for that
First off, I have a 51 inch chest, 35 inch sleeve length and a 42 waist. I initially ordered this jacket in 2XL, a size that usually works well for me. My intent was to have a rather loose fitting waterproof windbreaker that would allow me to layer, adding a fleece pullover when weather dictated more warmth. The 2XL was WAY too small. Small in the chest, short in the sleeve and VERY tight all the way down the arms. It was just tight everywhere. So sent the 2XL back.
I reordered the 4X Big. This is indeed a loose fitting windbreaker, maybe a slight be more loose than I wanted. However, when I layer a medium weight fleece pullover beneath it, everything is just about perfect. I happy with the loose fit as I think it will help with breathability. I'd rather have it loose in warm wet weather than tight.
Now the capper. The 4XBig is $35 free shipping and the 2XL was $44 free shipping. So the larger, better fitting one is cheaper to boot!
BTW, have not had it out in the rain as yet, just found my correct fit. Columbia stuff does seem to run small though.
The only issues I have are that the sleeves are quite narrow, which makes it difficult to comfortably layer underneath, and the shoulders are a bit snug. Nice and roomy everywhere else. It could be a little longer, but not an issue. It was advertised as a '3x plus', which led me to believe it would be more like a 3x long or something. It will be fine for what it is, a simple rain jacket. Not what I would take on a serious trek.
water proof but ran a little large on me but I have an athletic and slim build so American S sizes always look huge on me width wise. The inside can get uncomfortable against the skin if wear by itself on top of a t shirt...poor breathability if it's humid out and you're moving about but i'm just picky at this point...but you could definitely get something cheaper than 50 bucks for just the water-proof part of it
Does what a rain jacket needs to do. Kept me dry when I've worn in the rain but is also perfect for cooler weather when a heavier coat would be too much. Packs away nicely into the pocket when I needed to stow the jacket away during travel. It is slightly short in the sleeve that I would prefer, but not overly so that my entire wrist is exposed to the elements