Columbia Shining Light Vest for Ladies
Great thin, warm, stylish vest
Vest was a little bigger than I would have liked. I am 5 foot 4. 190 lbs and a 36 DD. Fits great in the stomach area, the chest area was just a bit big. But it doesn't look bad. Actually looks really good. The neck lies down flat easily, which was what I was hoping for.
January 14, 2015
nice vest... great tall collar
If you want to keep out the chill, grab this vest ! Tall collar and great fit for layering make this a go-to piece for me. Great with jeans or work out tights. As the other reviews stated, zippered pockets ( or an inside pocket ) would have been better, but so far the snaps are holding up -- with zippered pockets, I would have rated this a 5 star....
December 3, 2014
Just what I needed
Headed to Alaska from a hot climate and needed this to help with the layering concept. Worked great and think I will probably buy a few more vests since our winters in Texas do not warrant a big coat these days. I originally ordered a large since I don't really have a waist. Ended up exchanging for a medium and was happier with the fit.
Only downside is the snap on the pocket. Feels flimsy. I babied it because I was afraid it would tear a hole in the fabric if I pulled too hard to open it up. Would have preferred a zipper.
August 29, 2012
Sorry, but this one went back to Columbia as a return. The collar is extremely tall (and I have a long neck!) with excessive "bunchy" material. Somehow it didn't look right. It was too much material to wear it as a "standup" collar and it looked even worse laying flat. Had I noticed this strange collar in the photo, I would not have even ordered it. Also, the sizing was off; the XS was too snug while the SM was too big. On the positive side, it was up to the usual quality standards of all Columbia Sportswear.
December 26, 2012