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Columbia Men's Cathedral Peak Fleece Vest
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- 100% polyester 360 g fleece
- Machine Wash
- Machine Wash
- Zip kangaroo pockets
- Mock collar
- Columbia's Cathedral Park vest offers strategic warmth right where you need it thanks to a relaxed fit and sleeveless construction while an embroidered logo at the breast lets everyone know what's up.
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A versatile core-warming layering piece crafted from a rich 360g fleece that’s warm without being overly thick.
Keep your upper body warm without adding bulk to your arms. Perfect for activities in the outdoors, this Columbia Sportswear Cathedral Peak Vest leaves your arms free to move. Wear this piece alone or layer it under a heavier jacket for the coldest days. Made from soft polyester fleece, this vest has a zip front and zip pockets for extra functionality. The drawcord hem helps you achieve a great fit.
About Columbia Sportswear
Founded in 1938, Columbia Sportswear Company has grown from a small family-owned hat distributor to one of the world's largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of ski-wear in the United States. Columbia's extensive product line includes a wide variety of outerwear, sportswear, rugged footwear and accessories. Columbia specializes in developing innovative products that are functional yet stylish and offer great value. Eighty-year-old matriarch Gert Boyle, Chairman of the Board, and her son, Tim Boyle, President and CEO, lead the company.
Columbia's history starts with Gert's parents, Paul and Marie Lamfrom, when they fled Germany in 1937. They bought a small hat distributorship in Portland, Oregon, and named it Columbia Hat Company, after the river bordering the city. Soon frustrated by poor deliveries from suppliers, the Lamfroms decided to start manufacturing products themselves. In 1948, Gert married college sweetheart Neal Boyle, who joined the family business and later took the helm of the growing company. When Neal suddenly died of a heart attack in 1970, Gert enlisted help from Tim, then a college senior. After that, it wasn't long before business really started to take off. Columbia was one of the first companies to make jackets from waterproof/breathable fabric. They introduced the breakthrough technology called the Columbia Interchange System, in which a shell and liner combine for multiple wearing options. In the early 1980s, then 60-year-old Gert began her role as "Mother Boyle" in Columbia's successful and popular advertising campaign.
The company went public in 1998 and moved into a new era as a world leader in the active outdoor apparel industry. Today, Columbia Sportswear employs more than 1,800 people around the world and distributes and sells products in more than 50 countries and to more than 12,000 retailers internationally.
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- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 7.2 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00063DLKM
- Item model number: WM1480
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
I've had other vests, so I've had time to develop a very strong opinion about features that I like and don't. This vest doesn't meet up with some of the basics that I am used to enjoying with my years old Gap vest.
First of all, the fleece is quite thin and porous and thus not warm in a breeze, so I don't wear it outside much. The large arm holes don't help there either.
The zipper is only one way, i.e., it doesn't open up from the bottom. To me that is a major inconvenience as I can't adjust the bottom when I am sitting or driving. With the slightly longer cut, the vest ends up bunching up around my waist. I also have to undo the zipper completely or yank the bottom of the vest halfway up my waist if I have to pull down the zipper in my pants to go to the bathroom.
My major problem, however, is with the cut. The middle has a lot of fabric and won't lay flat over my chest and stomach. It finally occurred to me that it is actually perfect for someone with a medium pot belly, but that's not me.
My final complaint is with the pocket zipper, they go down to close. If you don't zip it fully, small things like change or keys, will fall out.
Overall, the design feels like there was a lack of thought throughout. Maybe they turned a junior designer loose on this item.
Since I won;t be returning the vest, it'll get demoted to workshop duty.
Hope this helps.
I really like the fleece feel and the two outside zipper pocket, but it would be nice if they had an inside pocket, like Columbia puts on the inside of their Cougar Peaks outerwear.
For the Amazon price, it's not terrible. I'd probably pay a little more and get a Polartec fleece material vest though. Definitely not worth the $40 sticker price that was on the label. But if you plan to just use this vest as an internal layer then it's decent for the $25 price tag.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great vest. Hubby has been wearing it regularly for about two years and it looks almost new. One of the best clothing investments you can make for the outdoorsy type.Published 3 months ago by Kelle
great price great quality. washes well too......a win win all around.Published 5 months ago by Mark Paul Rojas