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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5
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4 Stars
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22 out of 23(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Review 1 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
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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.
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Review 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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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 3 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
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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 4 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
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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 5 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 6 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
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.
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Review 7 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 8 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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Review 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

100% waterproof!

PostedSeptember 21, 2014
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michellea
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
True to Size
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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.
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Rain Jacket

PostedSeptember 1, 2014
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Twins
Location: East Bernstadt, KY 40729, USA
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
Love the jacket. Not heavy and bulky---really works well with what I need it for. Really would recommend it to others.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedAugust 24, 2014
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Dynasty
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
This jacket made me feel like it hadn't even rained! It is brighter than displayed but still great quality
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love it

PostedAugust 20, 2014
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Cpark0518
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
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
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.
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Review 13 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best waterproof windbreaker

PostedJune 8, 2014
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LouNLori5
Location: Treasure Coast, FL
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
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Originally purchased this jacket for an Europe trip, my daughter and I were extremely pleased with the quality of the jacket. This was the only jacket that we brought on the trip. This jacket kept us warm on top of Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland, layered on top of a long-sleeve shirt and a cardigan. We will be visiting Costa Rica this summer, and the jackets will definitely be put to good use, once again.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Almost perfect except for the color

PostedMay 20, 2014
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ChiWCP
Location: Chicago, IL
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I hadn't purchased a Columbia jacket in years because the one I did buy previously would stick to me like glue on warm humid days. Therefore, I was a bit apprehensive about purchasing a new one. Luckily this one doesn't stick on those sweltering days.
The fit is perfect. I'm 5'3'', 115lbs and the XS fit great on me. It's snug with just the right amount of wiggle room. I think the standard Columbia size chart might be a little off because according to it I should have ordered a size small. That would have been much too big for me.
My only complaints are the velcro closures and the color. The velcro is simply annoying. I haven't owned anything velcro since I was in grade school. Snaps would have been much better in my opinion. Everything is fine now but I fully expect them to get dirty over time and stop functioning properly.
Lastly, the color... I was expecting more of a baby/carolina blue. Instead the color is more of a teal/aqua/baby blue mixed together. It's very bright... I would have gone with another color had I realized that the color on the website wasn't a true representation of the product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Velcro, really?!

PostedApril 21, 2014
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tc4tuna
Location: Kihei, HI
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely love this jacket BUT why would you use velcro instead of snaps for the zipper cover flap?! Terrible design change from snaps. Corners and edges of velcro are sharp and velcro catches on other fabrics when putting on jacket. Other than to save production costs, why o why would you use velcro!!
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

rainproof, but small and horrible color

PostedApril 2, 2014
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Lindy432
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.
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Review 17 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Sweatin' In The Rain? No Worries!

PostedMarch 31, 2014
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TennCreekBridges
Location: Middle Tennessee
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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This rainjacket has been a top performer for me. The jacket I'd used previously for paddling was ill-fitting and made me sweat.... oh, and trapped the sweat to boot.
The Arcadia II affords an unrestricted range of motion, sends sweat from hard-paddling me up and out of my jacket while keeping me completely protected from dripping cold water on either myself or from the sky. The hood is big enough to come up and over a cap (with a ski cap over *that*), which is great in a *true* deluge.
The length is wonderful (about mid-thigh), the sleeves are long enough and the fit is quite flattering. I'm about 5'9" and 155 lbs, the medium was as perfect a medium as I've ever had.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fall/spring jacket

PostedMarch 14, 2014
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SE1000
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.
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Review 19 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Stays Dry

PostedMarch 7, 2014
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Hiderw
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.
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Review 20 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Stylish and attractive!

PostedMarch 3, 2014
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GHS72
Location: Oregon Coast
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
Great fit. So cute and repels the rain perfectly.
I would recommend this product.
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