We've got this Columbia Fast Trek II Full Zip fleece together with the Columbia Watertight Jacket as outer layer for Wyatt. There are mountains in the Philippines that have cold temperatures too, but the jackets that Wyatt used back then were already small for him. You know, children tend to grow fast. So before our first ever hike outside the Philippines which is Mt. Fansipan in Vietnam, we started finding necessary apparels for him that will keep him warm in the cold mountain.
It's a good thing that Columbia Sportswear has sizes for kids and the small one (size 8) fits just right to our little one.
This Columbia Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece has zippered pockets - one on the chest and two on the hips. Wyatt didn't have gloves so I told him to just put his hands inside the pockets of his fleece. He never complained about it and true enough, this Columbia fleece really keeps his body at normal temperature. We really loved how this fleece prevent him from experiencing hypothermia, considering that we were in a high altitude with very cold temperature.
The material used is very soft, the weight is just fine and it's not too bulky compared to other fleece out there. We didn't have a problem storing it inside the backpack as it didn't consume too much space. Wyatt loves this jacket so much that he still wanted to wear it even not hiking. He's really comfortable wearing his Columbia Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece. The quality is great, just as what we expect from Columbia Sportswear products.
The only thing we didn't like about the Columbia Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece is that the sleeves are a little bit long for Wyatt. But I guess, it's because the size is meant for an average-sized 7-year old kid and Wyatt is only 4 but has a large body built. We just folded the sleeves and it's okay. It still fits him nicely and the most important thing for us is to keep him warm; and this Columbia fleece didn't disappoint us in that aspect.
Overall, we’re more than satisfied with this Columbia Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece and we highly recommend it for those who wants to go hiking and camping. And oh, there are also Columbia Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece for men and women so you can get different sizes for adults too.
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