Columbia Women’s Plus Size Benton Springs Full-Zip Fleece Jacket

This is a thin but warm Columbia Women’s Plus Size fleece jacket that comes in a multitude of colors with sizes ranging from a 1X plus up to 3X plus. Prices vary somewhat from one size or color to another, but $40 is typical.

Columbia Women's Plus-Size Benton Springs Full-Zip Fleece Jacket 1

This is a comfortable and stylish jacket made from 100% polyester which is machine washable. It zips up filly at the front, and also has zipped pockets. The jacket is light weight and fairly thin, so not suited to particularly cold weather, but nevertheless is surprisingly warm given the modest thickness of the material. It isn’t particularly waterproof, so consider something a little more substantial for wet or wintry weather.

The jacket runs small, so if you are looking for a reasonably loose fit, consider going a size up. Length can also be an issue, and depending on your shape, you might find that it isn’t quite long enough. It is designed to go down as far as the hips, which should be fine for most, but may disappoint if you are looking for something that will cover the lower body area too.

Columbia Women's Plus-Size Benton Springs Full-Zip Fleece Jacket 2

One or two of the colors are slightly misleading and don’t entirely live up to their description, but we consider this a minor complaint as all the colors look great and remain vibrant even after washing.

Overall this is a great looking and comfortable fleece jacket, thin and lightweight yet surprisingly warm, with zipped pockets as well as a fully zippered front. Overall this jacket comes recommended, but consider going a size up for maximum comfort. The jacket could also benefit from being a couple of inches longer, and it may not be suitable for very cold or wet weather.

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