Thursday, December 15, 2011

Columbia Windefend Half Zip Review

More Columbia gear!  In addition to the Key Three Softshell and Talus Ridge Mid Outdry, I was lucky enough to receive the Windefend Half Zip as part of my Columbia sponsorship.  

Columbia Windefend Half Zip worn under the Key Three Softshell
Grueling speed sessions may help you develop the snap to out-kick a rival, but they also mean you’re generating a pretty brisk breeze. Luckily, the ├╝ber-soft and incredibly flattering Windefend Half Zip has a wind resistant front panel so the faster you go, the more it protects. 

Semi fitted and flattering the Windefend is functional with ample body and sleeve length.  The long cuffs and thumbholes provide warmth and comfort.  Long front zipper allows you to quickly dump heat when needed.  Other notable features include reflective detailing for safety and two deep back pockets for convenience - ideal for cycling and running.  

Ample sleeve length, cozy cuffs and thumbholes
I have worn this shirt a lot - from running errands and spectating at windy soccer tournaments, to hiking and biking.  It is soft, wicking and super comfy.  I love the cozy cuffs and thumbholes!   Perfect to block the wind during any outdoor adventure - on the mountain or in the city!

Sneak peak at my next Columbia review...yes - there's more!

For more information, click on their logo on the side bar, check out the Columbia website, read their blog, like on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.  To read my reviews of the Columbia Master of FasterDrainmaker and Bug Shield Long Sleeve Top, check out my posts on and more gear here.    Check out Kovas' Columbia reviews at Midwest Multisport Life also! 

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From front yard to forest, Columbia keeps you comfortable and protected 
so you can stay out longer. 

(Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for sponsorship purposes, courtesy of Columbia Sportswear. I was not compensated in any other way, am not obligated to give them a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this post is taken from the company website.)

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  1. Great review, it really has been amazing to see how versatile it is!

  2. Thumb holes are the 20th century's second greatest invention.

  3. That looks like a great top. I love thumbholes and love a longer sleeve/length.


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