Columbia Benton Springs Vest for Ladies
My new favorite vest
As soon as I put on this vest, I knew I would be wearing it a lot! It's a great layering tool for being able to match my clothing to the weather conditions, very important in the changeable northwest! I love the fit and the zippered hand pockets. The color runs more toward pink than red, but that's OK, maybe I need more pink in my life. Ha! The only small complaint I have about it is that the zipper seems like it might not hold up for years and years; I'm just being gentle with it. Other than that, I love this vest!
January 11, 2014
very pleasantly surprised
I have been looking for a black vest for use on the tennis court. I wanted a snug fit and a length that didn't hike up when I went to serve. When I opened the packaging, the fabric was so light weight, I asked myself how could the vest offer the warmth I was seeking. Wow, is my comment to all my questions. Even though I am a medium, I ordered the small (for a snug fit) and am so happy with the vest. It washes and wears for my constant use both on and off the tennis court. I am now considering other colors.
March 31, 2013
Comfort and function.
I have 3 of these vests--black, dark green, and white. They are great for around the house in cooler weather and wearing around town or on walks. The neckline is comfortable, not stiff or distracting on the neck. The armholes are cut just right, with plenty of room for a shirt underneath but not too big that you lose heat. They are cut for a woman's shape, unlike some other brands that have too-wide shoulders and narrow hips. They are lightweight enough (but not skimpy) to wear under a parka.
December 13, 2011
Good value...needs some design help!
This is a great vest in pretty colors best for just walking, that's it. I am only 5'6", (fit) not long-waisted, and it is so short and boxy! Not great for hiking, camping and moving around because the coverage is not good for bending/stretching. Wish it were an inch or so longer in the front and back at least, like some of the older Columbia vests I have. Will not order more and was happy with downsizing two sizes to wear over a t-shirt, most people would probably want to order down one size.
February 23, 2011