Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size

Columbia Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size

Built-in UPF 15 sun protection makes this versatile vest an ideal choice for adding a comfortable, protective layer to your warm weather wardrobe.
Overall rating:
4.167 / 5
4.2
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5
(12 reviews) 12
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Rating breakdown 12 reviews
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10 out of 12(83%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
Review 1 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good for traveling

PostedJuly 24, 2015
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Location: Saint Louis, MO, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The vest was a little heavier than I expected, but will work great for traveling. I like that there are inside pockets to allow you to carry more items.
My only complaint is that it is high-wasted. I am 5'6" and it hits me about 3" above my waste.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Pleasantly surprised and very happy with my purchase!

PostedMay 29, 2015
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Location: Central Coast- California, USA
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
• I purchased a size 1X in the India Ink color.
• India Ink is a lovely, very dark, cool gray that goes with pretty much everything.
• A well made, lightweight vest with nice deep pockets on the outside AND inside. 4 pockets total! Unlined, but has finished seams.
• A classic, easygoing style with a slightly modern look that's not overly casual or sporty. Something that could be worn nearly everywhere; camping, hiking, walking the dog, running errands, a day out shopping, brunch, dinner and a movie, etc; for vacation or everyday.
• A nice piece to complete an outfit; with shorts, capris, jeans, slacks, or a skirt, and a t-shirt, tank top, or a blouse.
• In California this could be worn during Spring, Summer, and Fall; and would make a great layering peice for Winter.
• I'm 5'4", large chested and not skinny. The 1x fits nicely without adding bulk or feeling too tight over a heavy weight t-shirt. There's still enough wiggle room.
• The drawstring tie/cinch falls above my natural waistline, just below my ribs where my torso is slightly narrower. Gives a more modern, trimmer look.
• Center back length is 27". The bottom of the vest falls about mid hip, just below my tummy.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

cute vest

PostedMay 23, 2015
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Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Fits well. I got the fossil which goes with anything. Very functional for my use, working with my dog. Used at outdoor rally obedience dog show, kept me cool and looks great. Ended up getting the candy mint and india ink too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Very short waisted but great vest

PostedJuly 26, 2014
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Location: Cave City, AR
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was very disappointed at the waist line distance from shoulder to tie. Overall length down around hips was great. Fit through the shoulders and across breast was great. I am only 5'4 and evenly proportioned. The waist tie hit me under my ribs and not at my waist. Very odd spot. Would be perfect for a petite stature. I usually wear a 10/12 and purchased the large vest. Very light weight and had lots of potential. I sent it back due to the short waisted-ness only.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cute, light weight vest!

PostedMarch 2, 2014
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Location: Albuquerque
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I got it in fossil, a sort of khaki, and it is a perfect fit and weight for the spring and summer months. I tend to need a 1X so that my tops fit across my chest, and this is a perfect fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Short Short waisted

PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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Location: Washington State
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm naturally short waisted, but this vest with the drawcord waist hit me under the breasts, and is cut way too short waisted! The fabric is what I've been looking for, but it's going back.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

India Ink and Zing Vest

PostedJune 23, 2013
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Location: Michigan
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Know that the India Ink color is not black. Still, I love the washed-look colors. They look sporty or dressy enough to go anywhere!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great vest

PostedMay 22, 2013
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Location: ny
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very lightweight and long enough to cover it all
Should have got a size smaller.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice weight for warmer weather

PostedApril 20, 2013
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Location: Northern Kentucky
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered this vest with warmer weather in mind and ordered a size up since I've always heard/thought/experienced Columbia clothes run small. It was not small. Had to return it and order a smaller size. It arrived and fit fine. Nice light weight vest for layering in warmer weather.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Gr8 Vest

PostedMarch 23, 2013
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Location: Huntsville, AL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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Lightweight & practical for spring and early fall.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love Columbia Clothing!

PostedMarch 10, 2013
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Location: Huntington, WV
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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 new style, slightly gathered sides and a little longer than the old style. Great product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Sizing not good

PostedMarch 8, 2013
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Location: Vancouver, WA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I loved this material and style but your 16-18 or 1X's are too small around the breast I think if you cut this product in a roomy cut it would be perfect. The 2X i purchased in last years vest was really huge and now this time I purchase a 1X and it is too small accross the bust. I'm very sad, because i will only be able to wear these vests if i lose about 15-20 lbs.
I do not recommend this product.
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