The quality of the jacket and materials is great, and I feel like it was a great value. The only thing I would change would be that the hood is not removable. My 10 year old son is picky about winter jackets- he wants to be able to play outdoor sports during recess without getting too warm or having the jacket restrict his movements too much. This jacket has a good amount of insulation that makes it slightly more bulky than he probably would prefer. However, I think it will keep him warm all winter which is important to me.
I was particularly shopping for a Columbia jacket for my son since we have had very good luck with Columbia outwear in the past. It is warm, does not wear out, and cut roomy enough for several years of wear. I was very happy with this purchase. The jacket was brand new, still in the original packaging, and was shipped quickly. The fit is somewhat large, but Columbia is generously cut so I expected that. Thanks for a great product, a good price, and quick shipping.
The jacket is very warm and looks nice. The only problem is the zipper ALWAYS gets caught when zipping up the jacket. I will have to try to sew the extra fabric back inside so that this doesn't keep happening.