does anyone know why the north face fleeces...
does anyone know why the north face fleeces are so much more expensive than the columbia? is it worth the difference?
I think a lot of it has to do with why Arc'teryx is much more expensive than The North Face. Part of it is definitely the name brand and image that goes with those brands, but also the quality of construction that goes into a piece. That being said I have found Columbia products to be good, but not as nice as brands like TNF and Arc'teryx. As to whether it is worth it, that varies from person to person. If you think it is worth it, then it is. For me, better quality is worth it.
I suggest, if you can, trying on a piece from several different brands. You may find that you prefer Columbia over some of the more expensive brands, and that's just fine.
Best of luck finding the right piece for your needs.