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Columbia Men's Steens Mountain Full Zip Fleece Jacket
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- 100% Polyester fleece
- Machine Wash
- Drawcord hem
- Full zipper
- Mock collar
- Side pockets
- The Steens Mountain sweater from Columbia offers reliable warmth in a low-bulk package featuring an understated silhouette and plush fleece.
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Weekends are where it's at; and the stein's mountain full zip fleece is perfect for those casual days when comfort is at a premium but performance is still a factor, made from 360g mtr™ fleece, this jacket is as rugged, warm, and durable as it is soft, cinch the hem when the wind kicks up, and stow essentials in front zip pockets, perfect for an evening around the fire, a weekend out at the cabin, or an early morning hike, you'll find yourself reaching for this essential jacket again and again
Rugged looks combined with a soft and comfortable feel describes the Steens Mountain Sweater by Columbia Sportswear. The polyester MTR (Maximum Thermal Retention) fleece means it's easy to clean, quick drying, and pill resistant. All in all, a lightweight zip-front sweater that's designed to pack away in a corner of your suitcase for weekends or entire weeks in the snow and elements. With radial sleeves and a drawcord hem, you won't be afraid to give it your all on a snowboard or the slalom course. Layer it under a windbreaker for cool evening strolls.
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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- Package Dimensions: 17.1 x 11.3 x 4.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00063DNSM
- Item model number: WM6113
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 30, 2003
- 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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In general, the Columbia fleece jackets are warm, attractive and durable. However, there has been a noticeable difference in quality depending on the color and the year! Some of the colors have beautiful, thick fleece that holds up and washes beautifully. Other colors look worn and drab after a just few washings.
The fit is inconsistent as well. My husband usually wears a Large, and sometimes the Large fits and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the Large Tall fits, and sometimes it doesn't. It's a toss up! If you get a good one, you may want to go ahead and order an extra, because they may be different next year!
Measurements: Size Large: Center back length, 28 inches
Width around bottom hem: 53 inches
Sleeve (from shoulder seam) 26 inches
I have an athletic build with wide shoulders and a narrow waist; for most clothes sold in the US I am somewhere between a size M and a size L. Usually size L fits me best in the shoulders but is way too loose around the waist. So I took a chance and ordered this jacket in Medium, sight unseen...bingo!
It seems to be cut for Europeans or Asians: it has a straight cut from the armpits down to the waist. Amazon's first 2 photos with the young male model is completely off, making it look like it's actually TAPERED or CINCHED in the middle, like an hourglass---thank god, it is NOT cut like that.
It's light and thin but nevertheless quite warm, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the two outer pockets do have zippers on them. There is no inner pocket, though...but that's probably one of the reasons for it being ten bucks cheaper than the Columbia Men's Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece which has a top front pocket and seems to be made of a thicker material. If I were buying this jacket to wear alone outdoors, I would probably pay the extra ten bucks...but for my purposes, this Steens jacket is EXACTLY what I was hoping for!
Super comfortable and super soft, this fleece is definitely necessary during the chilly months for a college football tailgate or a day out to the zoo with the family.
Added feature- this jacket is beer resistant (okay I actually can not verify this claim but I have spilled a lot of beer on it and it always cleans easily)
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Recently my mall no longer carries this particular kind, and I've been using my gray one as a work jacket. The elastic in the wrists makes it especially useful for pulling up my sleeves out of the way, and the collar zips clear up to my neck, keeping me cozy throughout work. I tracked down the same model on Amazon and got the exact color and size I needed for an every-day jacket, while my older gray one now remains my work jacket.
The new black one arrived just in time for the cold weather, and a proper fit really makes a difference after wearing an over-sized one for so long. Having the zippers on the pockets is handy for storing away personal items and not having them tumble out while out-and-about. Nothing compares to these warm, durable jackets.
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