Columbia Northern Peak II Full Zip Review
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The Columbia Northern Peak II Full Zip is a good choice whether you’re looking for a casual jacket for the fall/early winter season or need a little warm while out doing your favorite activities. The Northern Peak II has a brushed polyester durafleece outer and a fuzzy fleece next to skin inner. It is a fairly lightweight fleece sweater for the most part with a nice sporty look. We found the Northern Peak II to be a little drafty when out in the wind, so if you are in colder weather, we suggest wearing a long sleeve shirt under vs. a tee shirt. We liked the multiuse of the jacket as we could use it for our hikes and still feel comfortable getting a frosty beverage after. Our impression is that this piece would be good for hiking or to use as a baselayer skiing/snowboarding, but would be a little less effective for activities such as running where you can build up a lot of sweat. For more information on the Northern Peak II Full Zip and other Columbia products, please visitwww.columbia.com.