Columbia Phurtec Softshell

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I liked this jacket when I saw it on sale and got…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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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Columbia's Women's Phurtec Softshell Jacket is that lightweight jacket you need when adventure calls. With an interior security pocket and a removable storm hood this jacket will please every woman. It's Omin-Wind Block helps stop that icy breeze that want's to cut right through you.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Negate the windchill effect on a cold, blustery day when you top off your outfit with the Columbia Women's Phurtec Softshell Jacket. This three-layer softshell features a wind-blocking Omni-Wind technology sandwiched between a stretchy outer face and a cozy inner face, so you don't have to subtract degrees when you venture outdoors for a snowshoe or a hike in less-than-perfect weather.

- Backcountry.com

Not all softshells, are soft, but the Women's Columbia Phurtec Softshell Jacket sure is, thanks in part to its bonded Plush pile lining, and its Snuggle Up softshell exterior. Waterproof and breathable, this jacket features an attached hood, adjustable cuffs and hem, and zippered handwarmer pockets. Elastane in both the shell and lining provide 2-way stretch and raglan sleeves offer full range of motion, The shell is also treated with Columbia's Omni-Shield advanced repellency for additional water and stain resistance. Finally, you can get the comfort and performance softshells are purported to have, with the cozy plush Phurtec Softshell Jacket for women from Columbia.

- Altrec Outdoors

Take whatever winter throws at you in plush comfort with the Phurtec Softshell Jacket from Columbia Sportswear. The sleek outer layer features Omni-Wind technology to block chilly gusts and Omni-Shield technology to deflect rain, snow and dirt. Underneath, sits warm plush, polyester fleece to keep you nice and toasty through the winter months. The 2-way comfort stretch lets this jacket hug your body and bend to your moves. Who knew taking on winter could feel so soft and comfortable? PRODUCT FEATURES: Shell Fabric: 92% polyester / 8% elastane 3L Snuggle Up softshell Lining: 92% polyester / 8% elastane bonded plush pile Fit: Acitve Omni-Wind Block windproof Omni-Shield advanced repellency Bonded softshell 2-way comfort stretch Attached, adjustable storm hood Drawcord adjustable hem Interior security pocket Abrasion resistant chin guard

- Appalachian Outdoors

CLOSEOUTS . Behind the sleek, no-nonsense soft shell of Columbia Sportswear's Phurtec jacket, you'll find plush, cozy and luxuriously soft lining -- a welcome treat when winter weather's giving you the blues! Available Colors: BLACK, POSEY, DEEP TEAL. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.

- Sierra Trading Post