I was folding clothes the other day and commented to F that his orange fleece is starting to look a little threadbare. “No way! I paid $70 for that fleece, it can’t be worn out!”
We started trying to place when exactly he purchased this Columbia Titanium fleece and I wasn’t much help because I know it was over five years ago, before I met him. On top of being more than five years old, he has worn it EVERYWHERE.
The fleece is still going strong but we decided that this fleece (and its maker Columbia Sportswear) deserves to be honored on the blog.
Summiting Mt. Washington (Oregon), July 2009:
Chinatown, San Francisco, August 2009:
Hiking in Olympic National Park, October 2009:
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, April 2010:
Camping along the Pecos River, Texas; April 2010:
Mt. Michell, North Carolina; May 2010:
Not only does he play in his fleece, but he fixes cars in it as well! Culpeper, Virginia; May 2010:
Snow Falls, Maine; May 2010:
Fixing a Model A; May 2010:
Moving in to our house in Missoula, July 2010:
Hiking in Moab, March 2011:
Home Repairs; July 2010:
Yellowstone, September 2011:
Spokane; September 2012:
Day-before-the-wedding; September 2012:
Hiking in the La Sals; September 2012:
Fixing the Sprinter window, North Fork Salmon River; September 2012:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; December 2012:
I’ve even worn it a time or two: Lava Tree State Monument, Hawaii; December 2012:
Childs Mountain, Arizona; February 2013:
Near Ajo, Arizona:
I think that fleece has been worth every penny, don’t you?
What gear have you really gotten your money’s worth out of?