Almost Perfect! Precision Cut
Needs Liner-shell Attachm
Cold weather anything
Columbia has impressed me more and more the last few years. This jacket's a perfect example of why.
It is thoughtfully designed, made of excellent materials, it fits beautifully and it's versatile.
Yesterday, I pulled on the fleece liner for a bike ride, and as I zipped it up, thought once again that it is really nice. The sleeves have a very light taffeta lining so they let shirt sleeves glide through. The collar is just right, as is length of body and sleeves. The pockets are good and large, but not bulky.
When I have worn the combination of shell and liner in very cold conditions skiing, I have been thrilled to find I can tuck my chin into the collar for extra warmth, and yet it is not at all loose or drafty with my chin not tucked. That is precision pattern making.
The only suggestion I have to make the jacket better would be to have some sort of connection for the liner and the jacket at the back bottom hems. I have had the liner creep up slightly, but I'll whip up a solution to this.
My Bugaboo Jacket will serve me for years and it was money very well spent.
BOTTOM LINE: recommended