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 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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146 out of 154(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Arcadia II

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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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
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 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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 4 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Stylish and attractive!

PostedMarch 3, 2014
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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.
+5points
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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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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 7 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Velcro, really?!

PostedApril 21, 2014
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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.
+4points
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best waterproof windbreaker

PostedJune 8, 2014
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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.
+1point
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Review 9 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
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 10 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
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.
+2points
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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 12 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 13 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Oregon Essential Rain Jacket

PostedNovember 3, 2014
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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.
+1point
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedAugust 24, 2014
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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.
+1point
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Rain Jacket

PostedSeptember 1, 2014
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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 17 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 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome jacket

PostedOctober 7, 2014
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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.
+2points
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Review 19 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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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.
+4points
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Review 20 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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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.
+6points
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