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.
Overall rating:
4.628 / 5
4.6
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5
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4 Stars
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73 out of 75(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

Pretty gnarly jacket

PostedJuly 26, 2015
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Carrie8
Location: Vermont
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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
When I first got this jacket, my friend and I were so impressed with how waterproof it was, he stood there and dumped a bottle of water on me and we screamed "THIS IS SO COOL!" I like this jacket. It's a bit big around the waist for me, but I'm alright with that. It gets the job done well, and keeps me warm.
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

The Basic Rain Jacket You Need

PostedJuly 20, 2015
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jamariie
Location: Philadelphia, PA, 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
I was opposed to rain jackets for a while because they were usually too bulky for my frame -- not this one. The material is thin, but breathable and does the trick in torrential downpour. I use it mostly for getting around the city, but it's very packable for my hikes too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good for a packable rain jacket.

PostedJuly 18, 2015
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MaryBC
Location: Longmont, CO, 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this for a wet hiking trip and wanted something lightweight and packable. The jacket is much thinner than I expected, but so far seems to be waterproof. The fit is fine and the sleeves are long - love that since I'm tall with long arms. But there's so much more that could have been added to make it more functional. There are no underarm vents, or back vent, so although it is thin, I'm not sure how breathable it will be. And there are only the two lower side pockets, so you'll need storage space in other clothing to carry things while hiking/traveling. The tag says: stores in concealed pocket. Well, I looked and looked but found no concealed pocket. What it does is store stuffed inside one of the two pockets that has a double-sided zipper tab. All in all it will be useful, but isn't really as good as advertised in my opinion.
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

PERFECT

PostedJuly 16, 2015
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Marisa27
Location: Georgia
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'm in love with this rain jacket! I was worried to receive it because I don't really like ordering items online for the hassle of sending them back but as soon as I tried it on I didn't want to take it off! The sleeves have velcrow on the ends to tighten up around the wrist, the pockets have zippers for secure safety, and the color is very bright and vibrant! (I ordered bright rose and it's slightly brighter than the photos show, which I loved). VERY high quality and I definite recommend!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

sizing is off?

PostedJuly 13, 2015
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skc214
Location: Iowa
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered a size up since Columbia stated it ran small - but that didn't work for me. I am 5'9" 148 lbs., and ordered a large; I should have ordered my normal size medium. I think the jacket would serve it's purpose, but it was also a little too "swishy" for me.
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Review 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Size chart - blah

PostedJuly 9, 2015
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Amyrd
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 a medium based on the columbia size chart but i was swimming in it. Paid a lousy $17 to send it back . Boo. Try being like zappos.
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

Nice jacket

PostedJuly 7, 2015
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silvercat
Location: CT
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
Slim cut looks good. Sleeves are a bit long - it would be nice if this came in a petite size. Like the mesh lining.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Arcadia Rain Jacket

PostedJuly 5, 2015
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Hudsonli
Location: New York, NY, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket...Used it on a cruise up in Alaska.
It didnt rain, but it was nice to use with layers
near glaciers....Get a larger size so you can
put a few layers on. It rolls up nice in a backpack. Highly recommend this jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit

PostedJune 27, 2015
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Jasminewashere
Location: San Francisco, CA and 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this jacket in the navy blue color, in a size medium. I am 5' 10" and 117 lbs and because I'm so tall with long arms i bought a medium. The medium is a great fit for me. I am able to wear it by itself but there is also room for a few layers underneath. it comes down to a perfect length. It does its job and keeps you dry. The arms came down to right after my wrist and have a velcro at the wrist where you can make it tight at the wrist. The jacket also has two zippered hand pockets. The hood has a little visor thing almost to keep the water away from your eyes, but you can't really tell when you look at the jacket so thats good. The hood also has drawstrings so you can make it tighter. the only possible downside to it is that the hood is not very roomy. But that should not deter you from choosing this jacket. i was debating between this and a few other columbia rain jackets and some other brands. also i bought this online without trying it on in a store. Overall, this jacket has turned out great and exactly what i am looking for. if you are hesitating between this and some other columbia rain jackets, this is for sure a reliable choice.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Exactly what I wanted!

PostedJune 21, 2015
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CookingMomma
Location: North Carolina, 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
I ordered the Arcadia II jacket for myself in the light blue. I ordered a medium so I would have room for a sweater underneath if needed and still have room to move. It is a very nice fit and a good looking jacket. My husband and I are taking a trip to Germany later in the summer and needed waterproof jackets. I haven't had the occasion yet to try it in the rain, but it appears to be well made and hopefully true to keeping me dry in a storm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable and dry

PostedJune 17, 2015
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Baylor10
Location: Fayetteville, 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
This jacket was a great purchase. The size is great...I'm 5'5, 145 and I got a medium. I like that the jacket isn't fitted or tight, there is room for an extra light jacket underneath, but it doesn't feel baggy. It keeps me totally dry, and with the bill on the hood, my face is kept dry as well!
Totally recommend this jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice material, light weight.

PostedJune 12, 2015
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Nikki93
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 like this jacket a lot. It's light weight and comfortable. Has pockets with zippers to keep your phone/keys dry, etc. It does run a little small, I'm 5'6 117 lbs. I went to the store to try it on and decided on a small instead of my usual xsmall.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

dryincolorado

PostedJune 4, 2015
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dryincolorado
Location: Lake City, CO 81235, USA
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 purchased this coat in a size medium after reading the reviews of the jacket running small. The size medium was a good choice because I can wear it by itself or with a warm sweater under it for chilly rainy days. I am 5'4" and weigh 125 pounds.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

roswell

PostedMay 30, 2015
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roswell
Location: Georgia, 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Runs very small - XL does not fit size 14.
Returned.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for Hiking!

PostedMay 24, 2015
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SharBJoy
Location: Raleigh, 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
Bought this in a M for hiking in Ireland. It was perfect! Waterproof, comfy, lightweight. I was able to wear 3 layers underneath very comfortably. I absolutely LOVE this jacket! Good for many types of weather and a great rain jacket. I love the mesh lining and extra room. I am SOOO glad I had this on my trip! Excellent value!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I love this jacket!

PostedMay 22, 2015
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YoMal21
Location: Texas, 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
My review is just after one rain and it performed as advertised. This was exactly what I was looking for. And the packable feature is very convenient.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedMay 17, 2015
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Camiramirez87
Location: New York, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It is a great rain Jacket. I didn't give 5 stars because I don't like the Velcro.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love my jacket!

PostedMay 16, 2015
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wildwonkywalker
Location: Tigard, OR, USA
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
I received my jacket in just a couple of days and immediately started wearing it! I have been walking a lot for fitness this spring. I got caught in a rain shower, and stayed dry! It lives up to its claim to be waterproof, and is great to wear other times too. I only wish you had the light blue one in stock when I bought it, I would have preferred that color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Lightweight and well constructed

PostedMay 14, 2015
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SweetTooth
Location: Michigan, USA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I think the jackets are a little pricey but overall a very nice lightweight spring jacket. Keeps you dry and warm. For cooler days you can layer with a lightweight jacket, so buy a size larger because it runs a little small. The sleeves are nice and long and adjustable with Velcro; which is very nice since I'm tall. I usually buy coats/jackets a larger size to accomadate for my heights, so they are a little longer. I would love to see a talls collection!! I would definitely recommend this jacket!
Columbia, how about signing up with retail me not?
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great purchase

PostedMay 11, 2015
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gonz239
Location: Miami, FL, 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 wasn't sure how it was going to look in person but it was great, it's lightweight. The hood has a little part that you can pull to make it tighter on the inside, and when you stuff the jacket into the pocket it has a zipper so you can close it. The jacket fits me just right, I live in a climate where it doesn't get cold so it's not necessary to layer but it's probably better if you buy a size up if you need to layer. It rains often in Miami so this is a great purchase. I'm 5'0, 129 lbs and it fits just right.
I would recommend this product.
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