Columbia Mighty Lite III Jacket for Ladies
Light Weight Yet Warm
Based on how thin/light weight this jacket is, I was afraid it would not keep me warm enough at 30-40 degrees. However, it's been a great find and has kept me comfortable even at a breezy 29 degrees with just a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath and a hat on. I've noticed I sometimes feel a bit "cool" but never cold. This seems to be because the jacket doesn't have a lot of fluff - like down - to hold in warmth. The heat of your body is just reflected back to you from the lining. I've come to trust the jacket and love the fact that it packs into a tiny space in my backpack. I can fit into a Small, but chose a Medium to allow for a fleece pullover underneath, just in case. It breathes well, looks sharp, and the sleeves and neck provide good coverage. Highly recommended.
January 27, 2015
I was looking for a winter jacket that allowed me movement and no bulk, especially while driving. This jacket does just that! I also love that it fits really well over my bustier chest which is always a huge factor when buying a jacket online! The only con I have with the jacket is I am a short girl and I have a really short torso so the jacket is a little snug at my hips but not enough to not be able to wear it. Overall I am very happy with it.
February 1, 2015
Lightweight and Warm
I was initially skeptical of the Omni-Heat technology but I was in need of a jacket inbetween a fleece and full-fledged 3 - in - 1 ski jacket. I was suprised at just how warm the jacket was for being so lightweight. The longer I wear the jacket the warmer it becomes. So far I've only worn it in a temperature range of 30-55 degrees. It does run slightly larger than other items I've ordered from Columbia but that allows me to layer if needed. My only complaints are that there's no draw string cord along the bottom of the jacket and I was expecting the collar to be a little stiffer to stand up more on its own when unzipped instead of just falling flat.
November 23, 2012
Great Transition jacket
I should have trusted the reviews and ordered the larger size to start! I wear a size 12 top and bottom, and while the Size L jacket fit in the arms and chest, it barely closed across my hips. Thankfully a quick exchange got me a great coat. I love that it's functional and fashionable. I ordered the black and you can see a very faint cross hatch pattern. The coat has a nice sheen to it. The overall fit is great. I appreciate the longer arms and the extended sleeve. The larger size is more slimming too. Love the Omni-Heat, but it won't be keeping me warm when the temperature drop below freezing unless I am engaged in moderate activity.
November 12, 2013