Columbia Phurtec Softshell
Price Paid: $30
I liked this jacket when I saw it on sale and got it for my bride for Christmas. It was in a bright pink color with a plum-colored lining. It is truly "furry" inside, ellliciting "cozy" quotes from my wife.
It has a sporty fit, somewhere between body-hugging and a regular contours. Sleeves are a little longer than her other jackets, which would provide better coverage when extending the arms. The shell materials is soft to the touch and flexes with the body. Can withstand light precipiation without soaking through.
The hem is barely extended in the back (maybe an inch longer max), so this is not intended for protection during technical endeavors. The adjustable hood is a nice touch, and can allow one to forego a beanie with its faux fur lining. Adjustable velcro cuffs seal out the elements.
A quality jacket with attractive lines IMO. Unfortunately my wife couldn't get past the bright pink color and asked me to return it, but there were none left in a more conservative color.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . A jacket for all endeavors, Columbia Sportswear's Phurtec jacket thrives in the outdoors thanks to excellent weather resistance, warmth and mobility, and excels during casual outings with a sleek, go-anywhere design. Omni-Shield(R) Advanced Repellency sheds light rain and stains Soft shell construction for increased comfort and mobility Soft fleece backing has the feel of faux fur Adjustable hood Vertical zip chest pocket Zip handwarmer pocket Drawcord hem Right zipper pull Length: 27" (based on medium) Weight: 2 lb. 4 oz. Fabric: 92% polyester, 8% spandex Care: Machine wash/dry Made in China Available Colors: BLACK, GREENSCAPE. Sizes: 2XL, L, M, S, XL.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version