Celebrate Columbia Sportswear's heritage in 1938 with this active fit, full zip hoodie. The chest badge detail and faux leather patch on sleeve give this hoodie a unique look, while the blend of cotton and polyester fleece give it a very soft feel.
77% cotton / 23% polyester fleece
Men's Eastern Cape™ II Full Zip Hoodie is rated
3.5 out of
Rated 2 out of
Disappointing - not up to Columbia's usual quality1) The first time I wore this red hooded fleece sweatshirt, my shirt underneath was densely covered with red lint. Washing the shirt was not enough to remove it - I also needed to use a sticky-tape lint roller. When I washed the sweatshirt, my dryer lint trap had about 1/2 cup of red lint. After 4 cool tumble dryer runs, the lint production reduced to a minimum. Now I can wear the sweatshirt without a lint problem.
2) There was a seam in the liner of the hood that had a gap in it, with fraying from the edge. I had to re-sew the seam. At the zipper seam, inside, on one side, there was a tuft of thread ends 2 x 3/4 inch. I cut this off to avoid snags.
This was disappointing. I own the following Columbia items, all of excellent initial quality and multiple years' durability: a winter jacket, two fleece pull-over shirts, a fleece zip-up sweater, a hooded wind-breaker.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of
ExcellentIt is a good thing. Excellent quality. Very convenient for the body.
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