Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket

Columbia Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket

Waterproof, breathable and packable, this rainy-day-MVP women’s jacket is built to shield you from rain out on the trail and then stow away into a corner of your pack when the sun returns. An Omni-Tech® membrane combines with full seam sealing and a soft mesh lining to keep you dry and comfortable both on the exterior and interior.
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117 out of 123(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great lightweight rain jacket!

PostedFebruary 6, 2014
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Location: Chicago
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
I have been searching for months for the perfect light, breathable, waterproof rain jacket for an April trip to Hawaii. After trying on 10 different brands and types, I am thrilled to choose the Arcadia II. It is made of a very light, airy outer material, with a light, soft inner mesh. I prefer mesh liners to promote breathing and comfort. I also tried the Arcadia (the original version) but I prefer the fun colors of the Arcadia II (I have Geyser/Siberia).
The cut is flattering and it has a very comfortable fit (i.e. I still look like a woman underneath it while leaving a little room for comfort/layer). I am 5'2", 115 pounds, 34-B, athletic build with a small waist and bigger hips. I typically wear a size XS. The XS fits perfectly (hits just below my hip bones, comfortable in the shoulders, not tight around the chest). The sleeve/hand openings are a bit large, but easily cinch with the Velcro tabs.
The jacket does fit into the pocket for easy packing. I am looking forward to wearing this in Hawaii and using it as a light summer rain jacket. Thanks, Columbia!
I would recommend this product.
+19points
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Review 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Jacket

PostedFebruary 19, 2014
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Location: Phila, PA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice jacket and made very well. My other issue is I have broad shoulders, so the sleeves are a little shorter then I'd like. I ordered the M thinking the sleeves would be longer, but they weren't. Other then that the jacket is great!
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Arcadia II

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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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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5 / 5
5 / 5
The jacket is exactly what I needed. The color and fit are excellent. The Velcro closures are sewn as close as possible around the edges, but the corners poke a bit if I accidentally brush a hand against one..
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 4 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket

PostedMarch 1, 2014
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Location: Crawfordville,Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this for my wife and she loves how they pack up so they are always available.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 5 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Stays Dry

PostedMarch 7, 2014
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Location: Galveston, TX
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
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is lightweight and keeps the moisture out. I spent a day working on the boat in the rain and was clothes were still dry underneath. Very comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
+8points
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Review 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fall/spring jacket

PostedMarch 14, 2014
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Location: Virginia
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 didn't realize this when I ordered it, but this is a very thin jacket - more like a windbreaker. You can pack it down to a very small size, so it's great for traveling. I am 5'3", 110lbs and the XS fits well. It is tapered nicely around the waist and does not look boxy. I have the Columbia Navy and the white accents on the sides are a nice touch, very flattering. If anything, I would say it's borderline on the long side for me. I like how it fits, but if it was any longer I would have returned it, so it might not be a great fit for more petite women. The sleeve length is perfect because I could tighten the velcro on the sleeve openings slightly to make them hit comfortably at my wrists. Overall, this is a great fall/spring jacket and great quality and style for the price.
I would recommend this product.
+15points
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Review 7 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

rainproof, but small and horrible color

PostedApril 2, 2014
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Location: Denver
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
It keeps you dry when it rains. On the other hand, the Hibiscus Red is more like a neon pink. I should have bought purple. I would have sent it back, but I didn't want to spend another $24 on postage for a $66 jacket. It runs small, so buy at least a size bigger.
I would recommend this product.
+11points
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love it

PostedAugust 20, 2014
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Location: Greensboro, N.C
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
Though it fits a little loose I'm so happy with this product! I love the color and the velcro really sets it off!! Snaps break off and leave holes! I'm very happy with this jacket!!
I would recommend this product.
0points
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Review 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

100% waterproof!

PostedSeptember 21, 2014
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Location: Michigan
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
I wore this through one of the worst rain storms I have ever experienced while outdoors - buckets of water coming down. Anything covered by this jacket emerged completely dry - cell phone in the pocket, my hair and face, torso, and arms. The jacket goes just a bit past my hips. My friend had a less expensive rain coat that was "water resistant" and hers ended up leaking through the seams. Glad I splurged on this one!
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

color

PostedSeptember 26, 2014
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Location: Little River, SC, USA
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
I was just thinking about calling or emailing about my jacket. I ordered black size medium and the fit is wonderful and I love the jacket except it is not actually black. I didnt notice it til I had it laying in car seat. It is more navy and I really wanted true black.
+1point
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Happy and dry

PostedOctober 15, 2014
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Location: Albany, OR, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
This jacket has lived up to its good reviews for me! I bought this in Inkling and the colors are represented well in the website image. I do think it runs small though. It fits, but there's not a lot of room for anything too bulky under it.
I would recommend this product.
0points
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Review 12 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Looks and feels great

PostedOctober 16, 2014
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Location: Buffalo, NY, 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
Only wore this a few times but love the way it looks and feels. I got the red color and it pops! Love it lots and have recieved many complements on it. Can't wait to wear it when I go to Alaska next year. Got it one size up so I can wear a fleece underneath, if necessary. It's only a little loose on me now so its comfortable w/o being baggy.
I would recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 13 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

DRY!

PostedDecember 17, 2014
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Location: Westminster, MD
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
Even though this is not a winter coat, I had to try it out when it was raining and it kept me dry! In no way should this be used to stay warm, but the water bounced right off! Great jacket!!
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Adult kids love theirs; now my wife will, too.

PostedJanuary 1, 2015
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Location: Palatine Bridge, NY, USA
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
Two of our three adult daughters own and rave about these rain jackets. Waterproof and stylish, this jacket meets the function and fashion standards of a Boston professional and a southern college freshman. Things they like (beyond style): the mesh lining keeps the nylon shell off the skin; quick-pull hook and loop fasteners draw the jacket tight at the waste and neckline in cool, wet weather; light weight. My wife's not-so-subtle hints made certain this made her Christmas list. She only wishes I had found the style that had the lighter colored side panels (slimming, she said). While writing the review, she suggested we purchase one for our third daughter for her upcoming birthday. That speaks volumes.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great jacket

PostedJanuary 7, 2015
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Location: Bama
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a very nice looking jacket and fits very good. Love it.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedJanuary 14, 2015
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Location: Alabama
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
True to Size
Love the jacket and the color. The hood could be a tad larger though; it doesn't cover the whole head.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

snug fit

PostedJanuary 29, 2015
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Location: WI
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall love the jacket, though it tends to run a bit small (especially if you want to wear a sweater, vest, or light fleece under it). My own personal preference would be that it was a tad roomier and longer.
+3points
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Review 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket!

PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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Location: Durham, NC, USA
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 in dire need of a rain jacket, and this is a great one. Bustier women usually need to go a size up from what they would be ordinarily, so I got a medium. It fit well around the middle and is long enough to cover me.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 19 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great jacket!

PostedFebruary 6, 2015
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Location: Illinois
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this and a mens style for our trip to Ireland. Very functional.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 20 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Little Snug but Still Perfect

PostedFebruary 13, 2015
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Location: Louisiana
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I actually ordered one size up from the measurments given and it fit perfectly. If I did however wear anything too thick underneath the jacket it would be hard to move. So, if you want a comfortable fit get one size up. If you want a loose fit, get two sizes up.
I would recommend this product.
+6points
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