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Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest


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Style# 1423871
Uses Winter


Ideal for keeping your core warm during dynamic outdoor activity, this soft fleece vest features stretch properties for mobility and a modern classic fit that’s perfect for layering.

  • Modern Classic fit
  • 4-way comfort stretch for supreme mobility
  • Zippered hand pockets store small items securely
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1423871

  • 100% polyester microfleece
Water and Stain Repellent

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Women’s Fast Trek™ Vest is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small vest I have several columbia vest which I love. This one was way too small. I wear a size 8 usually and I ordered a small. I don't know if a medium would fit or not. Might need a large. Who knows, this website charges for shipping. Had to pay to return it. UPS is so expensive now, it is not worth it. This is a very fitted vest so keep that in mind. It is very cute.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good vest This is the 2nd fast=trak vest I've purchased. The first one has held up well under multiple washings and the color (dark pink) hasn't faded. I'm 5'2" and weigh around 103#. It's a challenge to find clothes that fit properly. Although not a "petite" size, the XS is just right for me - it's form fitting, which suits me just fine. The length is a little longer than how it looks in the on-line catalog, but it's not overly long.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fit, Big Collar This vest has a great fit (although I did order a size up from my t-shirt size). It's not bulky and keeps my core warm. The one complaint I have is that the collar is huge. I felt like Elvis when I first put in on. It zips up to about my nose, which is good in windy conditions and subs as a scarf, but I was surprised by how big it was. I ended up keeping the vest because I liked the body of it so much.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I love these vests! I have two of them in two different colors! They are comfortable and warm! The quality of the vest is perfect! I would buy more but there aren't anymore colors that I want currently. I'm hoping that more colors become available in the near future!
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice vest My daughter had tried this on in a retail store before we ordered it from Columbia. As always great Columbia quality!
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight but cozy. Better than a sweater! This is the versatile vest that I looked hard for. I wear it inside to warm my body, keeping my arms free to be active doing chores. It is lightweight and thin but very warm. It easily goes outside for other activities. I bought two more for my mom. I have downy vests but they are more bulky and not for indoors. This is far better than a sweater!
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This vest is very functional and flattering. The collar is longer than most allowing it to keep my neck warm when zipped. The fit is comfortable and not boxy at all.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Want uniform colors! Purchased this vest along with other fleece, softshells, rain jackets, etc. for work and wish the women's colors included more of the colors the male products had so the entire team could wear the same green. Now, our office is split with males all with a nice similar look, and women varied between black/grey/red/etc.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too large, color inaccurate I think this would be a fine vest if you understood that it runs large. The Red Hibiscus color is much more orange/bright than it appeared on my screen, so if you are hoping for a true red, that won't be the right color for you.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great vest for those on the go! This vest has been a wonderful purchase, and as has provided the perfect touch of warmth to those cool days! It is extremely versatile and easy to move around in for every day activity and even more adventurous pursuits. By far one of my favorite pieces of Columbia Sportswear to date!
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort Plus Comfortable, movable, no body restrictions, breathable and warmth to boot! A must have in your fall/winter wardrobe. Fits perfectly over layered tops. So cozy you don't want to take it off!
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed I am very disappointed in this vest. I was looking for a close-fitting, figure flattering fit that I could wear over a top or light sweater and this definitely is not it. I am 5'5", 136 pounds and have a 28" waist, 29" hips and 36" bust. I ordered a medium, according to the size chart. It fits close to the hips and is huge around the waist, not hanging smoothly on my body. It is also large in the armholes, which have a seam and an unattractive circle of fabric delineating them. Look carefully at the photo and you will see what I mean. In the white color the armholes look awful. Additionally, the fleece is very thin; I bought the white color, and if I wear a dark color underneath it almost shows through. I don't think this vest will provide any warmth at all, making it rather useless as well as not flattering.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A first class product I like your products and have bought them for years. This new vest I bought is a bit on the small size for someone that weighs 135#. I am wearing it but it is a bit snug.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Uneven armholes I took the advice of reviewers and selected a larger size. I'm 5'6"/125 and usually wear a small, but the medium was comfortable zipped up with a layer underneath. The sea salt color is very bright white, and the fleece felt more satiny than what it appears in the picture (more of a terry texture above) and for that reason may be harder to keep clean. The construction of the arm holes was uneven/off and so because of that and the fabric I returned it.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strange fit Looks good in the picture but it's definitely not for a short person. Zipped up, it covers my chin, unzipped the collar is stiff and doesn't lay comfortably. Wanted to like this because it was such a bargain but perhaps the fit is why it was marked down.
Date published: 2013-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pocket lining color clash I'm 5'8 and weigh 145lbs, with a smaller chest. I ordered size small and the fit was snug but that's the look I wanted. The down side to an active-fitting vest is that when the pockets are unzipped, you reveal the interior pocket color, or lack thereof. The pocket lining was white and noticeably clashed with the color of the vest. Seems like a simple enough fix - match the pocket lining with the exterior...item was returned (sadly). I wanted to like this vest.
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A tight little vest Definitely didn't know that this product runs small - get a size bigger than you usually wear from Columbia. The vest itself is a good buy though. More of a sporty vest than lounging around - it can be a bit constricting.
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slender Fit Soft, comfortable, slender fit with medium size square collar.
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What I expected A great, microfleece vest that looks nice and crisp enough that I can see wearing it over a collared shirt at work on a cooler day. After reading the reviews, I was a little concerned about size. I am on the cusp of the recommended measurements between the small and the medium, and so I opted for the medium and it fits well. I will note, however, that this is a bit longer than I expected; it falls rather low on the hips.
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woman's Fast Trek Vest Overall great fit, style and comfort! I would love to order another one!
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I love Columbia products and have depended on them over the years for a great fit and quality. The arm holes in this vest are cut too high. They bunch up under my armpit, not a lot, just enough to be annoying so I am returning it.
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2nd Like It Two years ago, I bought a Columbia fleece vest very similar to this (same style, but the collar is fleece not the "satiny" trim). It is such a staple in my Fall wardrobe that I needed to rotate in another color. This year's model seems to fit a smidge more suggly in the waist than my other one, but not uncomfortably. I love the length of it- I am long-waisted. My mother loved my vest so much she wanted one for herself. She is tough to shop for. Thank you for providing me with a gift opportunity as well, Columbia!
Date published: 2012-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice vest a little small I loved the feel of this vest but the size M was a bit too snug to wear over a shirt. I'm exchanging for a bigger size but hope it's not too long.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Armholes too Tight I want to love this vest -- it's exactly what I've been seeking! Except, the armholes are too snug under the arm and not comfortable. I'm a slim woman, but just an inch more under-the-arm space would have made all the difference.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from slim profile and warm I am very pleased with this vest. At 5"7' and 125 lbs, I have a long torso and some Columbia products stop short at my waist or ride up. That won't be a problem with this vest! It hits me perfectly at the hip. The cut is modern, snug and slimming. One surprise--the fabric at the collar is not fleece, but rather a shinny polyester. It will still provide warmth, but does not stand up on its own unless fully zipped. I find the collar attractive, but perhaps not quite as pictured.
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Dinky! Ok, I'm under 5' tall and weigh just over 100 pounds. After reading the reviews I ordered the medium. It's really too snug around the waist and hip area. It's more comfortable to leave unzipped. I have an earlier version of a Columbia fleece vest that is a size small that fits much better. This is nuts. Do I need to order a size large or what? I promise you I'm not a large person.
Date published: 2012-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket, fits snuggly Love the fit of this jacket. I don't care for relaxed, loose vests. Ordered a medium according to the size chart but it was a bit snug through the middle. Will exchange for a large. Love the length. I know I'll especially like the high collar in the fall. Would love to see more color options.
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too small I am normally a medium but it was too small. A friend of mine bought it from me and I have not re-ordered it yet. I will need to order a large. The quality was great though and I really liked the color.
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Vest I really like the vest, but I should have listened more to the reviews. It fits very snug. It is perfectly fine to wear over a shirt or a thin sweater, but not over a sweatshirt or anything thick. If you're looking for something to wear over your shirt when it's just a little chilly, but not chilly enough for an actual sweatshirt/jacket, this vest is perfect for you. It is good quality and will last for a long time. I do plan on purchasing another vest though, for wearing over thicker garments. Overall, Columbia made a good vest.
Date published: 2012-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Meets Stylish Love this vest! I have received so many compliments when I have worn my vest. Not only is the vest very stylish, but the fit is so flattering, while being extremely comfortable at the same time; a win-win experience all the way! The first time I wore my vest was for work at a Trade Show, and everyone I talked with commented what a good looking vest it was; I even saw a guy wearing the same vest, and we both looked at each other and agreed we both had good taste!!
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vest Ever! The Fast Trek Vest has been the best vest I have ever purchased. It has a great fit and is long enough to provide warmth and coverage during any activity. IT is quite versatile, keeping me warm on hikes and even substituting as a coat when going out at night. It has a nice high neck when zipped up and great slant pockets on both sides as well as an interior pocket. The fabric has some stretch to it and keeps it look after washing. I bought a 2nd one because I liked mine so much and I get lots of compliments on this vest.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Like I really like this product but I did have to send it back and order a larger size. I thought that it would fit a little looser than it did so I would advise if you want it loose to order a size up than you would for a jacket.
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is a great item, very well made. Will last a long time.
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest, great features! I love my Fast Trek Vest! Very comfortable, warm and fits great! The inside pockets are just what I need when traveling to conceal my money and personal items. I can leave my handbag home! The quaity is superior and I would recommend to everyone!
Date published: 2012-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Medium is long and snug on the hips This is a very nice vest, I plan on wearing while golfing. It is rather long on my 5ft 5in medium frame and fits rather snug over the hips. I'm going to keep it, but I wish it had 5 inches less length and 3 inches more width.
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rockitz The fabric is superb, soft but tough. Lots of style with the shoulder detail. Great fit: fitted without being too close. Very nice.
Date published: 2011-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rockitz The fabric is superb, soft but tough. Lots of style with the shoulder detail. Great fit: fitted without being too close. Very nice.
Date published: 2011-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orange vest I am getting this for Christmas..but I also have a zip up fleece in this color and LOVE it..your products make me warm, happy and cozy!
Date published: 2011-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orange vest I am getting this for Christmas..but I also have a zip up fleece in this color and LOVE it..your products make me warm, happy and cozy!
Date published: 2011-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a hit! I bought this vest to keep me warm in a chilly house. It does the job well. It's thick enough to provide substantial warmth without feeling bulky, and long enough to eliminate gaps. The collar is versatile and I really like the color.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a hit! I bought this vest to keep me warm in a chilly house. It does the job well. It's thick enough to provide substantial warmth without feeling bulky, and long enough to eliminate gaps. The collar is versatile and I really like the color.
Date published: 2011-11-23
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top
womens relaxed fit bottom
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Bust 32-33 34-35 36-37.5 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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