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Nice jacket for fall or spring, warm and lightweight.
on September 16, 2011
I was out shopping recently and I didn't realize how cold it was going to be that day. I had not brought anything with me to layer with and I stopped into the outerwear section of a sporting goods store looking for something affordable I could pick up to keep warm for the rest of the day. I found myself deciding between this Columbia Benton Springs Zip Fleece and a NorthFace Osito Jacket for Women. Both were just as warm and nice looking in appearance, but the Columbia was 1/3 the price. So the Columbia is was.
I picked it up in a color called "Corange". I'm thinking it stands for a cross between coral and orange, since this is how I would describe the color. The "corange" color can easily transition from summer to fall.
The material is a nice medium weight polar fleece. The zipper is the same color as the jacket so it blends right in. Nice sized pockets which do have zippers of their own as well. It is unlined and it is hood-less in case you are looking for either of these in a jacket. The sleeves do have an elastic inside them, so you can push them up and they will stay put. The bottom has an elastic drawstring cord on the inside in case you want to cinch it to keep cold wind out.
It's definitely full in size. I typically wear a size 12 and the large is plenty big. I tried the XL and was swimming in it. Large would probably fit up to a size 14. If your near a size 10, you may want to go with a Medium. Go with your normal size and you can even wear this over a sweatshirt.
A very nice jacket that's versatile. Works for cool summer nights or mild fall weather. Once the snow falls you may want something a little warmer.