Columbia Ballistic Fleece
Price Paid: $12.50
Yes, got one for my daughter as well. She already has a Steens Mtn girl's fleece, but it is barely big enough and she grows by the second. She says this is much warmer than her other (Steen's Mountain). She also loves the softness inside, Columbia does a great job in terms of varied sizes to accomodate kids' growth spurts.
My son likes the nylon panels on his version because "it keeps the backpack's straps from rubbing". My daughter (younger than her brother) says oooooh, this part is so cool and slippery." The girl's version seems to be a little shorter in the torso length, although I can't say that definitively.
A very durable, quality built kid' fleece. I treated the garment with Atsko's silicon guard and it is highly water resistant. She loves having the chest pocket for her lavendar lip balm that Oma gave her.
Like her brother's, I installed a drawcord at the hem to seal out the weather.
4.5 stars because it doesn't come with a drawcord at the hem, but then again, it was only $12.50. a nice jacket. My girl wanted pink, but black is all that was available.
Price Paid: $12.50
My son says this is the best jacket I've ever bought him. He loves the warmth and torso length, with plenty of sleeve length also. He likes the nylon panels because "it keeps the backpack's straps from rubbing".
A very durable, quality built kid' fleece. I treated the garment with Atsko's silicon guard and it is highly water resistant. Plenty of pockets for him to use. I installed a drawcord at the hem to seal out the weather. He says it's warm but doesn't make him feel sweaty. Enough said.
4.5 stars because it is overly roomy in the torso, and my son likes things that aren't too baggy. Most kids gear seems to be this way, however.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Featuring an updated fit and all the gust-fighting gusto of years past, this windproof fleece is every bit the modern mountain multi-tasker. Lush, wind-resistant bonded fleece guards against winter gales. Consider yourself armed against pesky flakes and raindrops-our supple Summiteer Stretch Twill reinforces the chest and elbows with Omni-Shield®: advanced repellency. Plus, stretch properties throughout ensure that this soft and cozy coat facilitates your every move. Wear it as a standalone layer for seasonal snowshoes and daring dog walks before the storm hits, or adapt it to on-slope use by zipping it into a Columbia shell of choice. Soft and stretchy cuffs keep your exposed skin happy while providing an added barrier against the elements.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Aptly named Ballistic, Columbia Sportswear's tough, bonded fleece jacket is a virtual shield against wind, and the patches of darker fabric are treated with Omni-Shield(R) for additional water and stain resistance. Long, side-zip vents just under the arms are lined with mesh Two vertical zip pockets and a chest pocket Stretchy inner cuff gaiters Panels stretch for mobility YKK(R) self-healing zip front with inner storm flap Right zipper pull Adjustable drawcord hem Length: 29" (based on large) Weight: 2 lb. 6 oz. Fabric: Polyester; unlined Panels: 94% nylon, 6% spandex Care: Machine wash/dry Made in Cambodia Available Colors: BLACK, SHARK, MUDCLOTH, CILANTRO, ABYSS. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
Columbia Men's Ballistic Fleece Jacket Featuring an updated fit and all the gust-fighting gusto of years past, the Ballistic Fleece Jacket from Columbia is every bit the modern mountain multi-tasker.
- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version
The Columbia Men's Ballistic Fleece Jacket has the look of a casual, around-town jacket, but don't be fooled. This windproof, bonded fleece can stand up to all but the nastiest winter conditions. When it gets too warm, open the vents and let a little of that heat out. And when the mercury takes a sharp nosedive, zip it into a Columbia shell and you have a full-blown parka.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version