Columbia Steens Mountain Full Zip
Source: bought it new
You get what you pay for, well constructed but thin but for a low, low price.
I have to learn to read gear reviews with a grain of salt because everyone who was buying this fleece online said it was "warm". While it will add an extra layer to your base gear, it will not keep you warm as its Polartec rating has to be at most 100.
Still, I can't complain too much as this is a well constructed fleece, no pulls, zippers work, etc. I did use it as an effective layer in Yosemite when it was snowing on me, so it does provide warmth, but it is just thin is all.
A great deal for the price though, low low prices on this puppy.
Price Paid: $8 at Marshall's
A great fall jacket. It is plenty warm, although not designed to be a technical mid-layer. It is a regular fit / cut, so not drop-hemmed in back and shorter up front. There is plenty of length and room in the torso for an athletic build. If you're the average Joe (carrying some extra weight), it may fit you snugly.
The pockets are cavernous, which is great for stuffing gloved hands into. The sleeves don't impede motion with full limb extentions.
I have the Rust/Orange color, and it is "beautiful" according to my wife, "for the Fall". Being a traditional mid-weight fleece, it does not block wind well. It does wick perspiration.
I had great performance while on a camping trip with the kids and was comfortable with a mid-weight base layer in 40 degree temperatures. A great, basic jacket with quality zippers and fleece.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The next generation of a Columbia classic, this outdoor staple features a finely tuned fit and a soft-yet-rugged filament-fleece fabrication to keep you warm when temperatures plummet. Construction: Modern Classic fit, Zippered security pocket keeps small items secure, Imported, Fabric: 100% polyester MTR filament fleece,
CLOSEOUTS . Made of warm, breathable and comfortable polyester fleece, Columbia Sportswear's Steens Mountain jacket is perfect for mild days on the trail or in town. Available Colors: SPICE, BARK, RANGER, BEET, RED ROVER, STRYKER, BLACK, TUSK, COLUMBIA NAVY, CHARCOAL HEATHER. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
- Sierra Trading Post
Perfect for those chilly clear mornings when mist rises off of still waters and the scent of last night's campfire still lingers in the air, the Columbia Men's Steens Mountain Full Zip Fleece is as warm and comforting as the coffee you're already thinking about. 360g MTR fleece provides ample, insulating warmth while the drawcord hem protects you from stray breezes or dropping temperatures. Incredibly versatile and uncompromisingly comfortable, the Columbia Steens Mountain Full Zip Fleece for men is destined to become an outdoor favorite.
- Altrec Outdoors
Columbia Mens Steens Mountain Full Zip - Steens 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.
- Massey's Outfitters