Marius wrote a review of Black Diamond Solution Fleece Jacket - Men's on April 23, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
As far as I know, this jacket is from Black Diamond's first endeavor into apparel. They launched many different pieces and this is one of them. I applaud Black Diamond for aiming high. There's no need for more mediocre products. However I think they priced themselves out of the market and they don't have the reputation yet for making quality apparel. At full price this jacket is too expensive, however at the current outlet price of 55% off it's a pretty good deal. I ended up getting both the jacket and the hoodie.
The fit is fine on me. I usually wear a large and a large in this jacket fits me pretty good. It is an athletic fit but that's good for layering. I'd prefer this type of fit for such a jacket.
I think the Polartec Powerstretch material is good. It serves great as a middle layer or on its own for hikes in cool weather. I also like the almost hard-fleece like exterior with the "waffle knit". This makes it glide better inside a shell and shouldn't pill like the "fluffy" fleeces. The "waffle knit" presumably makes it a little bit more breathable. There are no pit zips or different material under the arms on this one.
Like Ian S. wrote, all the pockets have a mesh in them. I like that because they can act as small vents this way. I rarely care anything of substantial weight in my pockets.
Also, like Ian S. wrote, the zippers are great. The main- and napoleon pocket zippers are molded (YKK Vislon) zippers with a big metal handle. These zippers should take a lot of abuse. Molded zippers are in general more reliable than coil zippers. The side pockets use coil zippers.
Unlike Ian S. however I doubt you'll find a better Columbia jacket but I could be wrong. I don't have a lot of experience with that brand.
The arms may be a little bit long but that's common for apparel design for climbing. I don't find them to be too long for general use however.