Reviews for Amazon Essentials Men's Full-Zip Polar Fleece Jacket
People say Amazon Essentials is really similar to Columbia.
Its GOOOD..... here's why...
If you are in dilemma to buy Columbia fleece or Amzn essential fleece, I will vote for Amzn, I recently tried a Columbia but it kind of looked very unprofessional even for casual wear, the collar didn't stood uptight and the hand pockets were not flush to the jacket and were hanging out a bit. Since this amzn one has a zipper to outer hand pockets they stay snug to your body. This jacket also has two internal pockets for keeping stuff (without zip). All in all it's a bargain to buy at this low price. I love the color, it appears a bit on a lighter shade than displayed but great for dressing up or down.
Good performance, nice looks
After accidentally forgetting my Columbia Steen Mountain fleece on an airplane, I bought this to replace it. It is warm, fits slim enough to wear under a soft shell jacket, looks nice, has huge inside pockets, the collar can be folded up to protect your neck, and has long enough sleeves and torso for me (6'2" male, I got a medium). One minor gripe I had about the Columbia was that on the inside of the fleece where the Columbia logo was, there was white backing that you could see when the it was not zipped up. This fleece does not have that problem.
Excellent Value. Slight inconsistencies in Size.
AmazonBasic clothing has been great in my experience. I love these jackets and I’ve ordered 3. They seem to be comparable quality to my Columbia jackets but 1/2 or even 1/3 of the price. The only complaint I do have is sizing seems inconsistent. As I mentioned I have three jackets each of a different color. Each one fits a little differently but they’re all the same size. They aren’t so different that I can’t wear them but one in particular is much tighter than the other two. But overall I still definitely recommend them. Even if you have to buy three to get two that fit right you’re saving money compared to Columbia or North Face.
For as expected
I have a broad shoulders and size medium fits perfectly over my base layer. I’ve had multiple other fleeces that are too tight at the chest and would limit the range of motion. This fleece is similar to my Columbia Steens Mountain at half the price. The lack of logo also makes it more appropriate to wear in a work setting.
Great Columbia Dupe!
I’m a female and just prefer the fit of men’s fleeces. This is a great Columbia dupe, fit is similar too. Will be getting more for sure!
Great Inside Liner at Fraction of Cost
I have a Columbia cold weather parka that needed a replacement liner. I looked at Columbia and the price was $89. I searched options and found the Amazon Basic liner for $20. I was extremely satisfied with the product, its exactly the same as the brand option for a fraction of the price. Tested in 10deg F on a mountain hike in December.
Columbia jackets beware, this jacket will be your doom!
This is a great jacket and it so reminded me of the Columbia jacket I use to have a long time ago when I lived in Virginia, but missing the interior lining lining. But it is so nice looking and very warm and looks and feels so wonderful!! This was a great bonus as it was unexpected Christmas gift.
Jacket exceeded my expectations comparable to the Columbia Stern fleece jacket. Very happy with my purchase.
Equal to the major brands in every way but far less expensive
Love Marmot, but why pay more? Love Columbia, but why pay more? Love North Face, but why pay more? This zip-up fleece fits and feels so much like the big name brands, except in one way: my wallet. Which feels so much better.
As good as Columbia at half the price.