Rated 3 out of 5Â by Joodly Nice idea, but...
I love the look and color of this jacket. It's warm and water repellant. Yet I avoid wearing it, because it's so uncomfortable. The fleece inner jacket is awkward, the sleeves stick out and must be stuffed back under the outer fabric and the fleece prefers adhering to sliding. The shell and fleece operate independently and must be adjusted -- and readjusted -- independently. In an effort to create two separate jackets, designers paid no attention to the fact that they don't function well together; they disagree about nearly everything.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FannyB Wish I could use it as a 3 in 1
I bought this since I had one similar from some years ago. The other one was also a 3 in 1 but with a jacket lining instead of a fleece,also from Columbia. As I would wear only the outer shell with different fleeces so I decided this time to get one with a fleece. Unfortunately this fleece is uncomfortable. The sleeves are much too long. In addition it is difficult to put the sleeves on. So I took the fleece out and am wearing only the outershell with other fleeces.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by KAAS Great jacket yet runs very big
I am tall (5'11) yet I was very surprised to find that this jacket in medium just overwhelmed me. It's a shame because the style is nice and I loved the option to remove the fleece. Also, it would be great if the fleece was a different color than black, like a light gray. I had to return it.
I can't recommend because of the sizing issue, but I hope Columbia sees this and better aligns their sizes (this should be marked as Tall or even Extra Tall).