Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Global Adventure™ Dress

Columbia Women's Global Adventure™ Dress

Superior fit, graceful drape and a clean, classic shape combine for the perfect dress for active days that demand versatility: the back panel features Omni-Wick EVAP technology to keep you dry while UPF 40 sun protection protects you from harmful UV rays.
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4.25 / 5
4.3
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5
(16 reviews) 16
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Rating breakdown 16 reviews
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4 Stars
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15 out of 16(94%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
Review 1 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great summer dress

PostedAugust 20, 2013
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Bisa
Location: Minnesota
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Very flattering on my somewhat curvaceous body. Having a pocket is nice, but the cut necessary for it prevents that side from hanging as nicely as the other side. Still, I liked it well enough to order the blue dress, too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE

PostedAugust 14, 2013
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dilmatell
Location: indiana
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased two, black and kettle color. Have come to love Columbia clothes. Have been a long time customer......and find the quality and the fit always excellent. Have recently purchased several of the Columbia sport dresses. I am nearly 60 years old and the dresses have an ageless look to them. Thank you soooo much.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent product

PostedJuly 28, 2013
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Jactive
Location: Massachusetts
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The dress is very functional. The material and construction make it a comfortable option for hot and sticky days. The style is also appropriate for going out with friends. It can be dressed up with accessories. It looks good and wears well. I own 3 Columbia dresses, and they are all perfect for casual wearing. The material stands up to packing, so these dresses are the ideal outfit to bring the gym for post-workout events.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Travel Gift

PostedJuly 28, 2013
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Santiago
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this dress for my wife for our upcoming trip to Europe; she is so excited to have the dress because of the look, the lightweight nature of the dress and its ability to pack into almost no space. She is looking forward to being able to wear it during the trip.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great dress for hiking

PostedJuly 25, 2013
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Outandabout
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
So I wasn't certain how I would like hiking in a dress, but this was very light weight and the material breathes extremely well. I happened to get caught in a downpour and was very glad I was wearing this as it dried out faster than my hair!
Just a note of warning the pocket is very small. I can fit just my ID, a credit card and one key in it. That's not a complaint as I do not think the pocket was designed to carry much, just something to consider when trying to decide whether to bring a bag or not on a day hike.
Honestly a great buy, definitely for the money.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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3 / 5
3 / 5

cool for hot days, but short and sack like

PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Sandy8888888
Location: new england
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
The material in the dress is light and comfortable for hot days. However, the dress is quite short and, in spite of that, kind of blah and sack-like. Too short to wear for any speed above a walk. I felt a bit awkward wearing it to a casual restaurant, because it is so short. So - I'll keep it for comfort for hot days around the house and for errands when I don't care that much about how I look.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great

PostedJuly 11, 2013
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knossar
Location: Uruguay
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
it is an excellent dress, really love it!!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this active dress

PostedJune 25, 2013
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Janet123
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Columbia clothing is turning out to be my new favorite go to. I love the fit and functionality of the clothing. This dress is great. I can travel and take it along to wear or just wear it around the house and look good all the same.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Quality fabric

PostedJune 23, 2013
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Cindy68
Location: Annapolis, MD
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Poor underarm fit, too wide at armpits. I had to sew and taper the seam. Otherwise the fit is good.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Unflattering cut and color

PostedJune 18, 2013
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Shezebelle
Location: Austin, TX
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I am on a quest for practical, feminine summer clothes for our insane heat and humidity. This dress should have been an instant favorite.
Unfortunately, the fit was so unflattering and weird, I returned it the same day.
I really should have looked more closely at the product video. I am 5'7", 130lbs, 32D with Hips and a small waist. The cut of the medium was too big in the shoulders (it sat up off my shoulders on the outside edges and stuck out in the back by my neck — it does this on the model in the video also) — the dress was too snug around the chest, and pulled awkwardly around the stitch that holds the wrap in place. It was bulky/blousy in the midsection (which is also obvious in the video, now that I look again) but uncomfortably close in the hips.
So if you have a slender/boyish figure, this is probably a great summer dress.
Also, the kettle color is an incredibly drab shade of gray. And black is not the best color for a summer dress. So, both the cut and the color make this one an immediate return item for me.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

global adventure dress

PostedMay 31, 2013
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grandmas
Location: milwaukie
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love, love this dress. It is simple and easy to care for.
Because it is so light weight it is great to travel with.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect summer dress

PostedMay 23, 2013
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Scrappergirl
Location: East Lansing, MI
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love! Love! Love! Material is light as air. Perfect for those hot, humid days. Can easily dress it up or down. Fit is tailored yet easy to move in. Wish is came in other solid colors like red, green and orange!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

versitile

PostedMay 10, 2013
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GargetGirl
Location: Folsom, CA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the look of this simple dress - casual elegance. It can be dressed up with shoes, jewelery, scarf or hat. or can be worn alone. Simple and pure!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Global Adventure Dress

PostedMay 10, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Maine
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
When I saw this dress, I immediately liked it. I read the reviews before I ordered it because I wanted to make sure it would fit and be comfy to wear. I usually wear a size 10 and after reading the reviews I decided to order a large rather then a medium and it fits fine. It's not snug but at the same time I have room in it.
I can't wait to wear it at the lake this summer and it will look really cute with flip flops and a light cardigan in the evening.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great piece!

PostedMarch 27, 2013
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Sharona
Location: Birmingham, AL
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: Yes
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I love this dress. I wish it came in a COLOR. Black, gray and slate are not colors. I love the way this fabric hangs and the way it feels. It is a little more narrow through the lower torso to hips than I am used to, but I can manage. If I was curvy, I would probably size up.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Global Adventure™ Dress
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Not for the larger chest

PostedFebruary 21, 2013
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JMarie
Location: Chicago
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I really wanted to love this dress and take it on vacation! Great material, great draps. The challenge was the cross over front. I am a 32D and the pull of the fabric in the chest area really put too much accent on the chest and caused wrinkles in the fabric which was not flattering.
Perhaps the black would not have been so obvious.
I unfortunately will be returning it.
I would recommend this product.
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