Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket for Ladies
This jacket replaced my 11 year old Double Whammy jacket. I was skeptical when I got the box, it was very light. The jacket is lighter than my old one, but just as warm and more flattering!!
February 13, 2014
This jacket has some great features.
I bought this jacket with the feeling that you can't beat a Columbia Jacket. However, within a few days of wearing it the forearm of the right arm of the jacket began pilling very badly. I plan on sending the jacket back, and hopefully, getting a new one in return. Hopefully, Columbia still has their money-back guarantee.
February 10, 2014
Pockets? What pockets?
I ordered this jacket online during one of the pre-Christmas sales. When it arrived I tried it on, but was super busy so didn't give a thorough testing out. I love the liner and started wearing that as a jacket right away. I was somewhat disappointed that the pockets didn't zip, but it wasn't the end of the world.
Well we FINALLY got a decent snowfall on the mountains so this past weekend we headed up to go skiing. Temps were about 25F and as light as the jacket is I was worried about being warm enough so I wore a fleece layer under. Well I had to take that off in no time cause I was hot, so it's a warm enough jacket.
It's biggest downfall, one that had me cursing it at every turn, is that there aren't nearly enough pockets, and those it does have are just plain stupid. Really, the liner doesn't have a breast pocket, but the shell does. So you zip them together and guess what! You can't get to the breast pocket. Not without leaving them half unzipped from each other. No sleeve pocket for my ski pass or anything either. And the zipper on my right pocket kept coming undone. I thought I might be mindlessly leaving it unzipped, but nope, as I was going down the hill I checked it repeatedly and it just slipped itself down. Good thing I didn't have anything important in THAT pocket. And as I mentioned previously, the liner pockets don't have zippers. So I spent the day being paranoid that I was going to lose something. I typically carry chapstick in one pocket my phone in another, and a little cash ID and debit card in another. Had to combine everything into the inside breast pocket, lame.
Oh geez, I nearly forgot to mention the handy-dandy GOGGLE pocket ... inside the shell, which would be zipped to your liner. Useless. Would have to take the coat apart constantly to use it.
But I've learned my lesson, I will not ever buy a coat online again! It's too bad, cause it is cute, and WARM.
February 3, 2014
I Love This Bugaboo Jacket!
This is exactly what I wanted ... tested it during our -40 degree wind chill weekend and it kept me toasty warm! Also repelled the snow/water in blizzard-like conditions. In the Spring I plan to take out the liner and continue wearing it ... thanks Columbia :) I am 5' 10" with a long torso and arms, this jacket fits great and is long enough! I normally wear a Large but ordered an Extra Large so I could layer underneath and am happy with that decision.
January 29, 2014