Columbia Men’s Steens Mountain Full Zip

Last updated: January 22, 2020

Fleece jackets have become popular with consumers looking for a lightweight but warm option. The Columbia Men's Steens Mountain Full Zip is a great choice, especially if you don't spend a great deal of time outside or you don't live in areas that see subzero temperatures. You'll have numerous color options to help you find the look you want.

Columbia Men’s Steens Mountain Full Zip

We looked at the top Men's Winter Jackets and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Men's Winter Jacket you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: For a lightweight jacket that provides warmth on cold winter days, you can't go wrong with a fleece jacket.

In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the Columbia Men's Steens Mountain Full Zip placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

A soft, fleece layer is a must for any winter wardrobe—that’s why the Men’s Steens Mountain Full Zip 2.0 Fleece Jacket exists. Columbia’s soft, winter-ready staple is the ultimate warmth provider and everyday style piece. You’re bound to be warm and worry-free in this fleece jacket crafted of our super-soft 100% polyester MTR filament fleece. It’s the perfect layering piece and first line of defense to combat the cold. When constant activity and high-energy are a factor, a classic fit is necessary; it allows for comfortable movement that you need. Zippered side pockets keep his small items secure (including your hands when the outdoors get extra cold). An added bonus is the warm collar that’s flexible enough to wear it up or down, depending on desired level of toastiness. Columbia offers our fleece jacket in multiple staple colors and size. To ensure the size you choose is right, utilize our sizing chart and the following measurement instructions: For the sleeves, start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the sleeve. If you come up with a partial number, round up to the next even number. For the chest, measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

For $60, you can pick up this fleece for the same price as a fancy dinner, which we think is awesome, considering that this fleece will keep you warm.
The material is durable and easy to clean.
Soft, inexpensive, and offered in a ton of sizes and colors, the Steens Mountain is a very popular budget fleece.
The Steens Mountain is extremely cozy. I wore it around the house, to the grocery store, and all over campsites and trails. It felt great in every situation.
Fits perfectly, not baggy, not too tight. Material is soft and comfortable to wear. Great for warmth.

What reviewers didn't like

This jacket didn't score well in the comfort metric due to what our testers felt was a strange cut. A size small engulfed our lead tester, the long arms bunched up around the cuffs, but when fully zipped, the collar pressed firmly and uncomfortably against his throat.
Individuals have mentioned that fleece sweaters can sometimes be itchy. The sweater runs big on certain consumers.
Durability is questionable.
The cuffs use a sewn-in elastic. It’s a less expensive way to bind a cuff to keep weather out, but it also tends to stretch out more quickly, is more difficult to repair, and doesn’t look as clean versus a piped cuff or a hook-and-loop (off-brand Velcro). Probably not a problem for the light user, but could be an issue down the road.
Color doesn’t look exactly like the ones in the photos. Terrible stitching according to some customers. Pockets rips from the inside after washing.
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