Women’s Benton Springs™ Vest
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Women’s Benton Springs™ Vest





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Perfect product

I am looking for a vest for a while. This is perfect one no matter the size or the color.


Location: TX

Mar 3, 2014

Fleece vest

Very soft and pretty. Last good and are well made.


Location: Georgia

Feb 6, 2014

Great vest

This vest fits well and looks great. I'm always worried that a vest will fit good through the chest but not the hips. This vest fit perfectly for me who has hips but not a large chest.


Location: Santa Monica CA

Feb 3, 2014

This vest is my favorite, which is why I have 2 already!

The fit is very is so comfortable and warm, yet light weight enough to be worn inside. It is very functional and can be dressed up or down. I love that it is easy to clean and still looks brand new after being washed. I highly recommend this vest!


Location: Charlotte, NC

Jan 27, 2014

Cuddly and warm vest

I have ordered several of these vests to wear under a blazer. They do the trick to add another level of warmth, without being too bulky or heavy.


Location: BALDWIN, NY

Jan 20, 2014

Good quality

I purchased this vest after having been very disappointed in a recent Woolrich vest that I returned. This is a solid vest and good looking.


Location: Iowa City, IA

Jan 19, 2014

Great vest

I love this vest. I have it in black, gray and white. I have had the black one for years. It washes great. I took it with me to South America and it was perfect. I wear a small in this vest and I am a size 8. It runs slightly large. I can zip with perfect room. These vests are great.


Location: Abilene, Texas

Jan 14, 2014

Great vest

Love everything about the vest, it is it everything you would expect in a Columbia product!


Location: Tulsa, OK

Jan 13, 2014

My new favorite vest

As soon as I put on this vest, I knew I would be wearing it a lot! It's a great layering tool for being able to match my clothing to the weather conditions, very important in the changeable northwest! I love the fit and the zippered hand pockets. The color runs more toward pink than red, but that's OK, maybe I need more pink in my life. Ha! The only small complaint I have about it is that the zipper seems like it might not hold up for years and years; I'm just being gentle with it. Other than that, I love this vest!


Location: Alsea, OR

Jan 11, 2014


This vest is a great value and a great fit! Would recommend for sure!


Location: Texas

Jan 2, 2014

Great vest!

Vest fits nicely, is well-made, and very soft. Surprisingly warm.


Location: Madison, AL

Dec 29, 2013

Daughter loved her vest!

Vest exceeded daughter's expectations and was delivered in a timely manner


Location: Tennessee

Dec 28, 2013

Light and warm

I decided that I needed to order a large when I tend to fit in medium-sized clothes. Wish I had ordered a medium because this garment fits true to size. The good aspect of it being overlarge is that I can layer heavier garments under the vest. The weight is light, but the fleece is warm. The garment is well-made. The black color absorbs light which makes it extra warm in the Tucson sun.


Location: Tucson, AZ

Dec 27, 2013

Awesome Vest!

Bought this for my daughter for Christmas. She loves it! Very soft and comfortable. Great fit, not too bulky!


Location: Atlanta, GA

Dec 27, 2013

Women's fleece vest

The product is fine. If you know what size you usually order from online stores, you will want to go down one size with Columbia. Maybe even two sizes if you like things fitted.

Dec 26, 2013


Easy to use website. Recieved my order in record time. I would highly recommend using Columbia for quality products and great customer service.


Location: Chipley Fl

Dec 23, 2013

simple comfortable reasonably priced fleece vest

In an XS size, this is a slim fitting vest, perfect for over a turtleneck and staying warm. Nice lines to it. More colors choices are needed.


Location: Portland, OR

Dec 19, 2013

Awesome vest

Great quality and excellent fit


Location: connecticut

Dec 18, 2013


The pink is a bit bright, but the grey is great and both are excellent quality.


Location: Texas

Dec 12, 2013

Present for wife

Columbia never disappoints. True fit, great quality. Highly recommend.


Location: North Carolina

Dec 8, 2013

Product lives up to its description!

I had shopped for a fleece vest for a long time and looked and a variety of different brands. I have known the Columbia brand having worked in retail and know it to be a quality brand. I saw this vest on the website and decided to give it a try. I am glad I did. It is a good fit, provides good core warmth, is extremely soft and a great value! I would certainly buy another!


Location: San Antonio, TX

Dec 6, 2013

Women's Benton Vest

I absolutely love this vest ... this is my third one! It's very light weight, but provides warmth without the bulk, and it looks great.


Location: Smyrna, GA

Dec 3, 2013

Great fit, Good Quality

This is the first Columbia Vest I have owned. Love the quality, color and fit. Will certainly recommend to my family and friends. And, will purchase additional items in the future. I am very satisfied with my purchase.


Location: OH

Dec 2, 2013

Fit is a problem

I started with a 1X assuming true to size. Returned it for XL. Returned that for a Large. Satisfied now.


Location: Portland

Dec 1, 2013

I love this vest and think it's a great buy for the money. I already have it in 2 colors: black and a nice rich medium blue. ...but

However, this year's colors seem way too bright to me. The bright red I recently ordered is close to a neon orange, not a very flattering color. I plan to return it and wait to see if your colors are less intense next year.


Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Nov 29, 2013

Great InVESTment

I bought the Benton Springs Vest in two colors, and bought two more for gifts. Warm, soft and comfortable -- not too form-fitting, and slightly longer in the back for a flattering fit. Weight is a little lighter than most, which makes it a good layering piece. Excellent value.


Location: California

Nov 27, 2013

Perfect fit

I was leary to order this vest online as Columbia products were always cut too straight for a curvy figure. After reading the reviews I decided to give it a try and ordered a Medium. Very pleased that I did, as it fits perfectly in the hip area, and I love the colour of the deep blush.


Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Nov 25, 2013

really like the purple, but had hoped for a dark blue

nice vest, fits fine and true to size...comfy and warm. What I really want Columbia to bring back is the jacket with a hood like they had 2 yrs ago, and in good ol' standard colors.


Location: massachusetts

Nov 22, 2013

Bright vest

These are a bit longer than other fleece vests, but I like that. It fits well below the waist. The color is bright and cheerful and the fabric is of nice quality.


Location: Alabama

Nov 22, 2013


Not as warm as a fleece with sleeves for wearing in the house or outside as an extra layer with less bulk.


Location: pittsburgh

Nov 9, 2013

Excellent Product, sized perfectly

I always shy away from buying clothes online because I never know if they'll fit quite right. I always worry that an item will be snug on the hips, or not long enough down the back. When I saw that this product has a feature called 'Fit' and it was marked "true to size", I was convinced to give it a try. I was extremely happy when the vest arrived and it fit perfectly!


Location: Minnesota

Oct 30, 2013

Fleece Vest--too small

Apparently, this vest runs really small. I had to return it.


Location: Pisgah Forest, NC

Oct 28, 2013

great product

I ordered the vest and love it! It is a perfect fit and is very comfortable. Great price too. I ordered the color black and look forward to ordering more colors : )


Location: Laredo, TX

Oct 23, 2013


My previous vest I've had for 8 yrs & the fleece is just the right thickness to keep me warm and barely looks like it's been used. The zipper actually broke first. This one I had to return because it was way to big, and the fleece felt a lot thinner then my 'old' one. I was going to exchange it, but I don't think so.


Location: Portland, OR

Oct 22, 2013

great fleece vest for active women

I bought this vest in 3 colors. Love the zippered pockets, the higher collar which is perfect when the wind blows, the quality is apparent the minute you put it on. I bought red for tennis, gray and black for running or hiking or even to wear to work. Columbia is always a company I depend on as all the clothes I buy fit perfectly.


Location: Albuquerque

Oct 20, 2013

great vest

This vest is a great value. Fits nicely, and keeps me warm.


Location: College Station, TX

Oct 20, 2013

too wide

I returned this vest. I was looking for a more tapered fit and this was too boxy. I wish it had worked out because it looked like a nice vest.


Location: Branchville, NJ

Oct 18, 2013

Just what I wanted

It is very well made with external zip pockets and one inside deep pocket. The weight is just right when you just need a little something extra. Being true to size is very important when buying online and this fit perfectly.


Location: Phoenixville, PA

Oct 16, 2013

Birthday Present for Daughter in College

My daughter loved this vest from the moment she opened it. It fit her perfectly. She always wears a small or xtra small. The small gives her a little more room to wear a sweater under it.


Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Sep 22, 2013

Good product; colors not completely true

I purchased two vests, one black & one red. The "true red" color was more on the orange side than a true red. I wasn't completely satisfied, but I did keep the item. The black vest was more dark gray than true black. I returned the item because the left armhole was larger than the right, creating too much extra fabric in that area. If I had tried this vest on in a store I would not have purchased it for that reason. Overall, I have liked most every Columbia clothing product I have purchased.


Location: Small mountain town, CO

Sep 18, 2013

Light weight but warm with great color options!

I use this vest for my work outdoors with urban youth. I love it for fall and spring when I don't want to be taking layers on and off all day. The fleece is warm enough to keep your core warm on chilly mornings/evenings, but light enough to breath and wear all day!


Location: Denver, CO

Sep 16, 2013

thos product is excellent in all senses.

Excellent. That's all.


Location: New York, NY

Jul 2, 2013

Sleeveless Fleece Vest

Perfect. Bought for layering on a 2 week trip to the Baltics where temps vary throughout the day. Wore every day. Very pleased with the look and performance. Runs true to size.


Location: Chicago

Jun 4, 2013

Fits perfectly

I was looking for a light weight vest to wear over a tee shirt. Some vests are too bulky and warm. I purchased the small based on the size chart. I am 5' 7"and 122 lbs.


Location: Carmel, CA

Jun 1, 2013

Color ????

Although this is an excellent vest, the color on the internet was listed as Violet. It was not any shade of violet, and I would call it Magenta or some type of pink. I had ordered these for a group of volunteers and unfortunately, had to pay over $20.00 to have them returned. Tough when working on donations from sponsors. It would be wise to change the color noun to something closer to the true color. PCH


Location: Harrisburt, PA

May 31, 2013

Love my Benton Springs fleece vest!

I'm a return customer annually for at least one fleece vest. The garment washes well, and is very comfortable to wear. I especially like the light weight and ease of packing!


Location: New Jersey

May 30, 2013

not as good as it was

The fabric was not as good as in the one I ordered about ten years ago.


Location: Athens Ohio

May 23, 2013

Great for Layering

I just bought this vest. I'm taking it as part of layering for an upcoming vacation to Alaska. We were advised to prepare for all kinds of weather so this will be worn over a couple of long-sleeved layers and under a rain jacket. I've also worn it around the house on cool nights and mornings since I received it. It seems to do the job and offer the right amount of warmth without the bulk.

May 20, 2013

very pleasantly surprised

I have been looking for a black vest for use on the tennis court. I wanted a snug fit and a length that didn't hike up when I went to serve. When I opened the packaging, the fabric was so light weight, I asked myself how could the vest offer the warmth I was seeking. Wow, is my comment to all my questions. Even though I am a medium, I ordered the small (for a snug fit) and am so happy with the vest. It washes and wears for my constant use both on and off the tennis court. I am now considering other colors.


Location: Wilmington, NC

Mar 31, 2013

Benton's Spring Vest

Looks Great...Feels Fantastic....They're the BEST! ..and love the pockets!!


Location: Florida

Mar 23, 2013

Stylish and Functional

My wife looks great in this vest and it serves to keep her warm on cool evenings or in over air conditioned venues.


Location: Fredericksburg

Mar 12, 2013

Benton fleece vest

Great product. It is more of the fuzzy fleece rather than the tighter, flat laying fleece that I was looking for. That's the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I'm still satisfied with the vest. It laundered well too. Highly recommend!


Location: NC

Mar 10, 2013

Vest is great

After purchasing a large size I ordered a medium. I love the vest and the way it is made. I wear vests in the house as layering instead of running up the heat. Problem lies in the color that the website shows - they are not true.


Location: Michigan

Mar 8, 2013

favorite vest

Love this vest. It fits perfectly and is fitting yet not too tight. Great for spring or fall days or for indoor use in the winter. Highly recommended!


Location: Downingtown, PA

Mar 6, 2013

Perfect Fit

Was looking for a white vest and came across this one and when I received it, I was surprised at the material and the fit. It will go with a lot of my outfits. Thanks.


Location: Central Illinois

Mar 5, 2013

Bought as a gift

Bought my mother this vest. Very soft, beautiful color...Glaze Green. She had another one in another color and wanted another one. She was very happy with it. It provides alot of warmth without being heavy or bulky. My mother usually wears a Medium in shirts, the women's large vest fit great. Allowed enough room to wear shirt or sweater underneath.


Location: Atlanta, GA

Feb 24, 2013

Love this vest

This is a true size fitting for someone who is 148lbs, ordered Large. Still have some room for thick layer. It would be perfect for spring, or fall. Love this vest.


Location: East bay area, California

Feb 21, 2013

Love it!

I have the jacket as well as the vest and love both products. It has a longer cut and zipping pockets. Great for short hikes and every day wear.


Location: Sebastopol, California

Feb 18, 2013

stay warm

These vests are a great way to stay warm in the winter while keeping freedom of motion for your arms. You can roll up your sleeves to work in a sink while still staying warm, too.


Location: Annapolis, MD

Feb 9, 2013

Great Vest

A friend gave me one of these for Christmas. I liked it so much I bought four more in different colors. Warm, but not like a bulky coat.


Location: Charlottesville, VA

Feb 8, 2013

Love this Vest!

The color is brighter in person than it looks like online, but I actually like it better. I love these vests! I have a couple and plan on ordering a couple more. The fit is great, it's warm, and can be dressed up or dressed down.


Location: Indiana

Feb 7, 2013

Benton vest

I love the vest. I own several Columbia jackets but this is the first vest I've purchased. Columbia quality is always superior.


Location: SC

Feb 7, 2013

Great Vest!!

I purchased this vest after Christmas on sale in white. The fit is true to size and very comfortable for SC weather. My daughters also have the white vest with their monogram. A great vest!


Location: Myrtle Beach SC

Jan 23, 2013

Great product

Exactly what I was looking for.

Jan 8, 2013

Pleasntly surprised XS

I thought I would be a small in this vest but it turns out I may be an XS. I plan to exchange it for a smaller size rather than have it tailored.


Location: Los Angeles, CA

Jan 4, 2013

Love this vest.

I had my first Benton Springs vest about 8 years ago. I've worn it out I loved it so much. I wanted to replace it with the same color of red, but unfortunately that color wasn't available, so I was forced to choose another. I like the grape color, but I regret that I wasn't able to find the red in my size. This vest fits well, but my first one seemed to fit like a glove--just perfect.


Location: Minnesota

Dec 22, 2012

Love it!

I was looking for a nice warm vest that was not too bulky. I like that this is cozy but not puffy. I wear it everywhere. Love it!


Location: San Jose

Dec 17, 2012

Very good quality and beautiful color

I have a black vest just like this and have worn it over and over again. So when I saw this color, I thought it would be perfect for winter into spring. It is beautiful and very good quality. I love it and may buy another one in purple.


Location: Maryville, TN

Dec 16, 2012

sent back

bought this for a chrismas gift and thought that the workmanship was less than stellar. sent it back and ordered a vest fron somewhere else.


Location: ohio

Dec 16, 2012

Love these vests

I've got about5 of them now. A vest and turtleneck is my winter outfit for work. I take an XL in the zippered long sleeve fleece, but the large works for the vest.


Location: Vermont

Dec 16, 2012

Great vest

It came exactly as advertised. I love this vest. I want more of them but they are out of stock. Hopefully, this will be in stock again soon. I would very much recommend this product. Incidentally, it arrived sooner than they anticipated.


Location: Sarasota, FL

Dec 12, 2012

benton springs vest

This vest doesn't begin to compare to the ones I bought in the past (from Columbia). Fabric is thinner than a sweater and therefore not very effective. Would not purchase another.


Location: Milford, PA

Dec 10, 2012

Nice vest

I ordered this vest in Sea Salt and Light Grape, and am happy with both colors and the vests themselves. Well made, soft, and comfy. The size ordered was a Medium; however, I think they fit a bit snug. If you want to wear a thicker shirt or turtleneck under the vest, you may want to try ordering a size up.


Location: Michigan

Dec 7, 2012

My wife loved it

I bought this for my wife and she loved it. Tried to replace her old vest but it is discontinued, but this vest filled that void very quickly. Comfortable, good quality and great price.


Location: Johnson City, TN

Dec 5, 2012

Great Vest!

Not usually a vest buying person, but this is a great product. Fits and layers well. Doesn't feel bulky at all.


Location: College Station, TX

Dec 5, 2012

This vest runs very large!

I've worn the Benton Springs line of fleece for years. The vest has been recut and is now longer and runs very large. I am 5'9" and weigh 125 lbs and usually take a medium in Columbia products. I like this vest to be a bit roomy, but the medium was floating on me. I am returning it for a small which unfortunately I believe will be a bit too form fitting for my tastes, but it's the lesser of 2 evils. The fabric does feel a bit thinner than my old Benton Springs items, but it's OK.


Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Dec 4, 2012


This was my first experience with CR fleece. The colors differed from the 'net photos so several had to be returned. The vest kept developed a thin fold line on the collar after the first washing. Would not purchase again at least not online.


Location: Oregon

Dec 2, 2012


Just what I was looking for as a mid-layer while skiing. Very thin and light weight. The medium fits me perfectly--I'm 5'6" and 160 lbs. with a 32" waist.


Location: Pueblo, CO

Nov 27, 2012

They don't make 'em like they used to

I had a Columbia charcoal grey fleece vest for years——it was my go to. Okay, so not very fancy, but a nice, reliable, warming layer that had a nice flattering longer length, perfect fit, and even went in a little at the waist for a flattering, trim fit. So when the zipper pull finally broke off, I decided to treat myself to a nice, new one. Normally I wear something into the ground, but you know how new fleece looks so much better than old? I went to REI and they didn't have a single fleece vest in sight. Fleece vests are seasonal??? Really??? OK, well, then I'll go straight to the source and buy one from Columbia 'cause they made my old one. Sad news. The new current model of the charcoal fleece vest by Columbia is a sad, sad disappointment. The weight of the fleece is so much flimsier than my previous one. It feels like a Kleenex. (Speaking of which, they should have lined just the pockets in this stuff!) The length is shorter and the sizing boxier, so it looks like I put on a few pounds around my middle. The quality is so inferior, I am curious what this will look like after one washing let alone fifty. I guess I should have returned it, but apparently I'll just never leave the house wearing it. Maybe that's a good thing.


Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Nov 26, 2012

Size Up!

Love the geyser color! I generally wear a medium. This one runs small to me for an outer wear garment. Usually outer wear garments run larger since they go over clothing. This one fits like a true medium top. If I had known this I would have gotten a large. Works okay opened just cannot zip with turtleneck underneath as the fit is too snug to me. Still love it and considering ordering another color....in a large.


Location: NC

Nov 23, 2012

Love this product

I love wearing this vest , just the right weight for layering. Only problem I have is that it is not a true black color. Also would like for there two be a dark brown color.


Location: Wyoming

Nov 20, 2012

Great fit.

I was afraid it would be a little tight but the Medium is great in all areas.


Location: Fairbanks, AK

Nov 18, 2012


I love this vest it is perfect for fall! It is warm and goes with everything. I would recommend. Great for light cool days for walking hiking and all other outdoors play.


Location: albuquerque, nm

Nov 18, 2012

Great Fit and Style

Purchased two of these vests and really like them. Great fit and shape without being bulky. Warm and stylish. Love the colors. Hope to purchase additional colors.


Location: Vancouver, WA

Nov 9, 2012

good product

Took trying a size large before I bought the meduim....it's a tad snug but otherwise a better fit. The vest is nice for layering and I like all the color selection.


Location: Gresham, OR

Oct 23, 2012

Fleece Vest

I love this vest. I ordered two but returning one only because I didn't care for the color. Fits true to size and good value.


Location: Nashville, TN

Oct 23, 2012

Just what I wanted!

This is a great, medium weight vest that's perfect for autumn running. Love the deep pockets and the tapered cut. I would recommend this vest to anyone, and the price was very reasonable!


Location: Carnation, WA

Oct 10, 2012

Perfect for fall and winter golfing

This is the perfect vest for golfing in colder weather. Not only does it keep you warm on the foggy coastal golf courses, it allows for a full range of movement required for the sport. I highly recommend this vest for a fashionable yet comfortable day golfing during fall, winter and early spring.


Location: Califoornia

Oct 5, 2012

Great Women's fleece vests

I finally found fleece tops that are comfortable and roomy with no spandex.


Location: Pacific West Coast

Aug 14, 2012

Love this vest.

Great fit, nice high collar for cold necks. Good zipper, pockets, etc. Looks very stylish. Wish you would come out with a nice brown color and a true black.


Location: Bellingham

Apr 27, 2012

A little long and slighty skimpy

I've worn Columbia fleece for years, and was really hopeful that the Benton Springs vest would perform as well as the Columbia jackets I own. This vest is WAY too long - they need to chop it off about 5-6 inches and it would be much more stylish. I look like a dumpy housewife in this, but that said, I find it to be my go-to vest when I want something cozy/comfy around the house or even out for a quick walk in the city. The zipper is a little off-center at times, meaning the vest moves around a bit and looks "crooked." Also, the arms holes are cut in a little too narrowly - the fit is fine but it just looks a little odd. Sadly the quality of this fleece seems to have gone downhill from about 10 years ago, too - it feels much more matted and thin than my other older plushy Columbia fleece pieces from this line. The color is awesome (I got the deep teal) but the fit needs a little help.


Location: San Francisco, CA

Apr 17, 2012

Would Love It in the Correct Size

This fleece vest is vest comfortable. The material is super soft and looks nice. I purchased the large which is what I typically where in Columbia Outerwear and it is way too big. I would suggest sizing down.


Location: State College, PA

Mar 29, 2012

Great but way too big

I really really like this vest but even the XS is huge. I see an XXS option available but it appears Columbia doesn't actually sell the vests in this size. Too bad - I will be returning mine in hopes of finding a better fit elsewhere :(


Location: Palo Alto, CA

Mar 19, 2012

Benton Springs Vest - A Great Product & Value

We ordered these vests in black to be embroidered for my organization's female Staff and Board members. The cut worked really well on everyone, and the fleece is high-quality. These vests have kept us all warm as we work outdoors at our environmental non-profit! Zippers have stayed intact, and we have no noticed any fleece 'pilling'. Great product for a great price.


Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Feb 29, 2012

Love this vest

I love this vest so much that I now have one in 4 different colors. Very comfortable and warm and they look nice!


Location: WV

Feb 19, 2012

This is the third vest I've purchased

I love this vest and in fact, I purchased this for my mom who was using mine. She actually likes to wear it around the house in the winter and then uses it to go out in the cool days of fall. There are no sleeves to get in the way of her work, but it keeps her shoulders warm. The only issues I have with this vest is that it is hard to find. For some reason no store in my area that sells Columbia was carrying them this year or maybe they were out by late January when I wanted one. Also, ordering was more expensive than buying it in the store. Also, why don't you offer petites for shorter women? My mom is 5' 1" tall and the vest is a tad long.


Location: Cortland, NY

Feb 17, 2012

Great but a little big

I have two of these and only wish the xxs was available, and the other sizes in all of the colors. The xs (I'm a 2-4) is a little big in the body. Would also love a great lavender color.


Location: Chicago, IL

Feb 8, 2012

Awesome vest!

I love this fleece vest. It is very light weight, but keeps you so warm. I little larger than I thought it would be, but I plan to purchase more in a smaller size. It washes very well without fading or losing its shape.


Location: Ohio

Jan 28, 2012

This product filled the bill

Colour is a bit awkward, but the fit and quality are there to compensate


Location: New York City

Jan 21, 2012

nice vest, logo too obvious

This might not bother some people, but the Columbia logo is white so against the dark blue it jumps out. I prefer my older Columbia vest, where the logo was stitched in the same color as the vest. Visible, but subtle. Also prefer the slightly thicker older vest, but the thin one is nice too. Both are good for indoor or outdoor use, and fit under most of my jackets. Love having zippered pockets, very important.

Jan 6, 2012