Columbia Benton Springs II Long Hooded Fleece Jacket - Women's

Extra length for extra warmth.

When the mercury dips, but you're not ready to start living in your ski jacket just yet, zip up in the Columbia Women's Benton Springs II Long Hooded Fleece Jacket. This extra-long hoodie will keep you cozy whether strolling through downtown or sitting around the campfire.

  • Polyester 250g MTR fleece
  • Modern (classic) fit
  • Full zip
  • Extra-long cut
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

True to Size

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Extra Small

I'm 5'3 (108lbs) and the XS fits perfectly. I was looking for a longer, casual jacket that I could wear with leggings/tights. This fits the bill! I like that while it has more of a relaxed fit, it's still slightly fitted at the waist to provide definition.

Note: If you have longer arms, the sleeve length may be too short for you.

This fits perfectly!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I got this for my trip to Iceland for using as a mid layer and sleeping. The size small fit like a glove and I wish I could buy all the colors.

so awesome :)

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

got it on sale (25% off), in the Small Gray. this DEF runs reallyyy large! i can easily fit into an XS and my usual top size is M (36C top/10 bottom). i love the length (looks great with leggings) and keeps me just warm enough for san diego cooler weather. i would suggest ordering one size down if you want to layer with a sweater, and two sizes down if you just want to wear a t shirt underneath. great purchase!

Nice and stylish fleece

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I have been looking for a fleece that is long to wear over my long sweaters. I bought the medium size, which is probably a little too large for me, but I like to layer so it's just fine. I also have wide hips so the medium fits perfect.

Great fleece!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

Very warm and long! The neck warmer went upto my nose!
I probably bought a size too large, but it has worked out great for layering underneath. The hood is quite large too, but my pompom beanie manages to fit on my head with the hood on. I usually wear it going to the gym with a few layers underneath. I am quite comfortable with the layers+ fleece in 32 F.

Size up

    Arms- especially around the pit area is too snug. Hard to layer with. Otherwise, torso is roomy. Didn't take a chance to return medium for large bc didn't want to deal with shipping and already took tag off bc I thought it would fit. Sale price made it easier to just deal with the fit- especially if just wearing around the house. Quality is just ok. Would never pay full price for this item. Do like that the length covers the bum.

    Pretty, but NO GO

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Lg

    I love the overall weight, style, length, and color of this fleece jacket. It's a lovely dark lilac color. I ordered the Lg, but I cannot even zip it up with only a cami underneath! I believe this fleece runs very small... I will order the next size and keep my fingers crossed for a better fit. Unfortunately the XL is not available in the purple so I will have to choose another color. I am totally disappointed in the sizing of this jacket, coupled with the fact that I will have to order another color, as the purple hue is beautiful, and my absolute choice.

    Stylish jacket

      I loved mine..runs big..I'm 109 five foot four and I got an xs..alil big but it's ok

      Cute and warm but big

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      I love this fleece! It has a different cut than most others that I've owned which, in my opinion, make it a bit more flattering around that hips. That said, it does run quite large, I would definitely suggest sizing down a size.

      different look

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: lg

      nice fleet with a long and different look...I bought lg to be able to layer a bit...nice quality..

      Quill color

      photo taken through the plastic bag that it comes in, but you can see it looks the same in person as it does on the site.

      Quill color

      Pros and Cons

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      This fleece has a lot going for it - there are lots of features that I love so I'll start with those. The fit is fantastic - I love that it comes in the waist and that it flares out at the bottom and covers my bum. I also like how the sleeves flare out. It's cute - definitely more stylish than your average, boxy fleece jacket. I've used as both a midlayer and a lightweight outerlayer. It makes a fantastic spring/fall jacket. It also zips up to just under my nose which is great on colder days and the lining in the hood is a nylon/rayon type material. This is nice feature for someone with long, thick hair like me because it cuts down on some of that crazy static electricity action.



      Now for the cons. This thing is gigantic! I normally wear a large for most things. There was no large available in this so I decided to try a medium which works well enough but I probably could even have gotten away with a small. And the hood! It's definitely helmet compatible but...there is such a thing as overkill. I can pull it down completely over my entire face. Which is great when you want to hide but not so good if you need something like, say, visibility.



      But overall, I totally dig it.

      Fitted Fleece

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I stuck with regular size when buying this jacket and I love the fit, it is a fitted piece and comes in a little at the waist. The fleece is a bit long too but again I think that's a good thing, especially for taller women. It's very warm and it's a soft fleece material. This would be a great layer piece or for clear cold nights, the fleece won't do good in rain. Very pretty colors, I love the rocket red and purple. Would be a lovely gift!

      Gift to my daughter

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size

      My daughter is pleased with the jacket. Loves the shape and the weight. She wears it a lot for errands, school, visits etc. She lives in SD so no need of really heavy fleece. L Too light of a material for snow and really cold winters.

      Perfect Gift

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size

      Perfect gift for a teenage girl. She loved the style, cut colors and the warmth of this jacket

      Very slender jacket.

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small

      This is a pretty jacket and the long length is awesome. It is possible mine was mis-tagged but the size was very, very small. I have several of the Benton vests and fleece jackets and this was a great deal smaller than those. Very slender fit. Had to return as it felt at least two sizes too small. This is a lighter weight fleece than the Benton vests and standard fleece jacket.

      So comfortable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I purchased the jacket about a month ago and I've worn it since the day I took it out the box. It's light weight and so comfortable its like wearing a nice little warm blanket. I have to get more colors.

      Warm fleece jacket!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size

      Warm fleece jacket! Looks nice.

      Good & Bad

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      Great design.

      Nice hood.

      Not as heavy a fleece coat as appeared in picture. A little light in weight.

      We were hoping for a more warmer coat for the mountains.

      Way too tight across shoulders

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Love this fleece, although it is a bit thin. It's long, which is hard to find, and I would have kept it, but the large was too tight in the shoulders and breasts-even though I was just wearing a thin T-shirt. According to Columbia's own fit chart, I should have been swimming in it. I am not a big woman and I have small breasts and shoulders but I need an XL! Weird. Backcountry is out of them and they're 60 bucks on the Columbia site. I tried this on twice after unpacking, walked around the house with it and had to send it back. Kudos to Backcountry on their great return policy and customer service, though!