Columbia Ballistic Fleece
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:
The Columbia Kids' Ballistic Sweater stands up to multiple seasons of abuse-whether your child wears it hiking, to school, camping, or just exploring around the park. Columbia beefed up the full-zip Ballistic Sweater with Berguntal Light II reinforcements on the shoulders, where abrasion from a pack and branches is the most common. Made from MTR microfleece, this midweight jacket gives your child that extra bit of warmth for total cold weather comfort. If you want a fleece that won't wear out after a season of hard use, this is the one.
- Backcountry Outlet
The Ballistic Fleece guards against winter gales with a combination of wind-resistant nylon overlays and cozy, soft fleece. Although it has been scaled down to fit smaller explorers, this fleece is identical to Dad's technical jacket so he'll feel like he's part of the big-kids club. Soft and stretchy cuffs keep exposed skin happy while providing an added barrier against the elements. Three zipped pockets are right where he needs them to stash secret treasure maps, lunch money or even a shiny rock or two.
- Rocky Mountain Trail
A multi-tasking fleece jacket built with a combination of wind-resistant nylon overlays and cozy soft filament fleece. Interchange capability means you can connect this to your Columbia shell of choice during more extreme conditions. Technology: OMNI-SHIELDResist Rain and Stains, Construction: Omni-Shield advanced repellency nylon overlays at top torso and elbow are wind and water resistant, 3 point Interchange system, Zip-closed pockets, Imported, Fabric: Shell: 100% polyester MTR Filament fleece, Shell overlay at top torso and elbow: Omni-Shield 100% nylon HC3000,
CLOSEOUTS . So soft and cozy he won't want to take it off, Columbia Sportswear's Ballistic fleece jacket is great for cool fall days or for layering when it's extra cold. Available Colors: BLACK, RED ELEMENT/GRILL, FLAME, LEAPFROG, ELM. Sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T.
- Sierra Trading Post