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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4.583 / 5
4.6
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5
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3 Stars
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34 out of 35(97%)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

Keeps you dry, breaths well, and looks great!

PostedJanuary 19, 2015
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abigail2639
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am 5'7" and 133lbs, and hour glass shape. I ordered Groovy Pink in S and am very pleased with the length of the sleeves and torso! It fits perfectly, and I love that it fully obtains its functionality and is so fun to wear. Groovy Pink is a fun color; not as purple as it appears online but truly a bright deep pink color and yet not too girly. ;)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice rain jacket

PostedJanuary 18, 2015
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jodye
Location: Western Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
I love the slightly fitted style. I found the armhole and sleeves a bit tight but the body fits well. Sheds water wonderfully, I stay dry in the worst of the rain. Light enough to stuff in my pack and I am comfortable in NW winter with just a lightweight fleece underneath.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedJanuary 14, 2015
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Lashe
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
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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 4 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great jacket

PostedJanuary 7, 2015
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curly58
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.
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Review 5 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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Cuyle
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
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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.
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Review 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

DRY!

PostedDecember 17, 2014
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janecanon
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.
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Review 7 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight and rugged

PostedNovember 22, 2014
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Tmb97
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
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
Even when I'm not on the trail I am kind of hard on my clothes and this jacket is holding up well so far. It does run a little small, so I ordered the XL instead of L so I would have room to wear layers underneath.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Light Jacket

PostedNovember 18, 2014
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Ann2014
Location: Slidell, LA, 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 had bought a blue Columbia jacket similar to this one years ago. Because I loved the blue jacket and still wear it to this day, I decided to get another one in a different color, purple/inkling. Because the other jacket was so durable and has not fallen apart I wanted another quality jacket. So far this one is doing it's job. Thanks for a great product!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Did its job!

PostedNovember 9, 2014
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808birdfan
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
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
After reading the other reviews, I ordered this in a size up, but found out it wasn't necessary. The larger size afforded enough room to wear my bridge camera inside the jacket with lots of room to spare. I think my regular size would have been sufficient. Spent an hour in light rain and it kept me perfectly dry.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing Appeal Meets Quality and Function!

PostedNovember 7, 2014
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PittmonK
Location: Maryland
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
This is an amazing jacket and here are three reasons why:
1.) The appeal is obvious, and the quality construction is evident. I have a $200 Northface Grace jacket that isn't worth the thread from which it's stitched--overpriced, cute, but lacks function.
2.) This jacket is approved by picky "teenage high schoolers." My daughter was determined for me to buy her a Northface rain jacket. But I told her that Columbia's quality trumps--in my opinion. Once the jacket arrived, she agreed!
3.). The price is awesome! In fact, I need to order one for myself before the price increases!
Buy this jacket for its quality, love this jacket it for its appeal!
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Rain Jacket

PostedNovember 5, 2014
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sarad25
Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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
The jacket kept me completely dry in the rain, and fabric was breathable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Oregon Essential Rain Jacket

PostedNovember 3, 2014
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PoeticDream12
Location: Oregon
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I received my jacket in the mail last week- SUPER fast shipping out of Portland, BTW.. I am very satisfied with this jacket ! It is light, but keeps me comfortable in light rain- plus it has a little extra room to wear a thin fleece underneath if you want some extra warmth. If you live in the Pacific NW, you need to buy one of these !
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

super small

PostedOctober 24, 2014
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msemmy
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The jacket is really cute, good material for a rain coat. It seems like it will be comfortable once I get it in a size that fits. That's the reason for only a three star rating. I wear an XL in basically everything. But when it arrived in the mail today and I tried it on, zipping it up was like squeezing sausage into its casing. Not a pretty sight! It's so small, I feel I will have to go up probably 2 sizes for it to actually fit which is a bummer because the plus sizes cost more (which is kind of rude if you ask me). I do like all the other aspects of the jacket enough to exchange it instead of just returning it.
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good light rain coat

PostedOctober 22, 2014
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Kelly83
Location: Portland, OR, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a great coat for the rain if its warmer out. Not too heavy but still keeps you dry. I would like to have had a brim on the hood though as the hood slips down & when its raining heavily my face gets wet.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

It Fits! Even the sleeves!

PostedOctober 21, 2014
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runaroundaroo
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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
I am tall...and that means I have long arms, which can be incredibly annoying when looking for a jacket of any sort, especially a rain jacket since they are almost never flattering to begin with! Luckily this isn't like most rain jackets I've used -- it's fitted throughout the chest/waist so you don't feel like you're wearing a plastic bag and its sleeves are long enough to actually cover my wrists! Two huge wins!
Oh, and it's also done a wonderful job of keeping me dry in rain, even when the wind is blowing it all around!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

It does run small like the description says

PostedOctober 16, 2014
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parkinpj
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very feminine fitting, lightweight jacket. Perfect for layering. I didn't see the note about it running small and ordered the XS based on the size chart. Returned it for the S. Hood is not too big and coat is breathable. Groovy pink is a great color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Looks and feels great

PostedOctober 16, 2014
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Cheri57
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.
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Review 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Happy and dry

PostedOctober 15, 2014
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Orcho
Location: Albany, OR, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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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.
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Review 19 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome jacket

PostedOctober 7, 2014
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DeannaLynne
Location: Charleston, SC
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 read several reviews and looked at a several jackets trying to decide what to purchase. I wanted light weight rain jacket that is water period and has a hood. I also didn't want to spend a fortune. This jacket is perfect. It is lightweight but provides the water proof protection I wanted. I am a dog walker and if it's raining I still have to walk the dogs. This jacket keeps me dry on my walks.
I would definitely recommend this jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

color

PostedSeptember 26, 2014
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debivanw13
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.
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