Columbia Steens Mountain Full-Zip Fleece 2.0 Jacket for Men
The coat is great. It's very comfortable and the fit is perfect. I like the way the cuffs feel around my wrist. Loose but sturdy, which is great when putting gloves on. It's warm and yet light weight. I wear it all day everyday. The only thing that I would say I dislike about it, is the zipper. It's a smaller zipper and feels a bit weak. I'm worried that after a few months of wearing it, the zipper will stop working. I would have liked to see a stronger, more durable zipper. It hasn't failed me yet.
Overall, it's a great coat and if I had to find one for my wife, I would go with the same style.
October 23, 2013
husband loves columbia jackets
my husband now has 2 jackets I got him one for Christmas and he wanted another so each person in my family now has two of your jackets.
January 11, 2015
Steens XL a nice fleece
We bought this Steens (Mens XL) for my wife, who generally needs a Woman's XXL jacket. (I could not find any CS women's XXL fleeces in February 2014, when we had to find a replacement for her old CS fleece that had been given to a homeless person.)
She is happy with its fit and function for early-morning and late evening train commutes (Oakland to Santa Clara, CA via Capitol Corridor) here in the SF Bay Area, where temps can vary quite a bit between 6 AM and 7 PM.
I might buy one for myself, but I have too many (4-5) already…
A Steens (Men's MED) vest is a real possibility, though…
March 13, 2014
Solid cool weather jacket/insulating layer
I have had two of these jackets, both are still in use. They're excellent in cool still weather in the fall and are great as layers under a rain coat/windbreaker. I have used the jackets while hunting, sailing, cross country skiing, and construction. In all circumstances the jacket served it's purpose admirably. My only complaint is after extensive use the elbows will wear thin (such is the nature of fleece I guess) and the bottom of the zipper can begin to fray. I would still recommend the jacket. I found that the sizing was spot on for me but I am a smaller framed person.
July 31, 2014