Columbia Benton Springs Vest for Ladies
Fits fine, but fabric not as nice as other vests
I had been in the market for a bright red vest for a while and thought I had finally found one, but I was disappointed when I got mine, so it went back. The fleece was just not as nice and soft as my other Columbia vest that I got about 3 years ago. I can't remember the style name of that vest, but the number S5 WL 1470 is prominent on the inside tag, and the color is called "margarita." If this vest came in other colors, I would buy about three! The Benton Springs "beet" color that I purchased was really more of a muted red or rust color, not the bright reddish purple that I had imagined. Also, who can't resist buying a vest called margarita? Put a shaker of salt and a lime wedge in the pockets, and you've got a winner!
January 23, 2011
Great Vest, but white color (sea salt) is see-through
I ordered this vest online and it's a nice, thin fleece material that I can tell would be really comfortable. When I tried it on, I was disappointed to see that the white is see-through, especially in the top half where there are no pockets. I didn't like the look of being able to see the tag on the side and the color of my shirt through the top area, so I am going to return it for a charcoal colored vest! I would just discourage from purchasing the white if it would bother you when it's see through.
October 6, 2014
Does the job
I bought this vest based on the one my daughter has. Couldn't find the exact match but this is as close as I could get. It's a bit thinner than I had hoped for, but I do like the fit and color. You can't beat the price and I would purchase another. Hey Columbia can you make one in brown?
December 9, 2014
Keeps me warm!
I love this vest! It keeps me warm and the material is very soft. I love having a vest so I'm not putting layers upon layers of sleeves to get bunched up under my jacket.
December 9, 2014