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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51 out of 52(98%)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

Is the White one see through?

PostedApril 25, 2015
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Olivia44
Location: Nashville tn
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have the purple one and it is great! It protects me in the rain and is very fitting. I love this product, but I have one question, is the white one see through when wet? My daughter really wants this one, but I don't want it to be see through.
Thanks! Olivia
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

EXCELLENT AGAINST RAIN

PostedApril 13, 2015
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GRISEL
Location: Miami, FL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
THIS JACKET IS VERY LIGHT, VERY COMFORTABLE AND GOOD AGAINST WIND AND RAIN.-
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great lightweight rain jacket

PostedApril 11, 2015
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Sobemom
Location: Miami Beach, FL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for a June trip to the Northwest US. We got lots of rain (and even snow!) and this jacket was perfect. I coupled with a fleece zip up on colder days and it was a great combo for staying warm and dry (and I'm a Floridian and so a wimp about being cold).
Fast forward 6 months later and I wore it on a very rainy visit to Universal Studios in Orlando with just a tshirt underneath (it was probably in the 50s at the time). Very versatile--you can use in all sorts of climates with proper layering.
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

Rain + Waterproof= Happy Girl

PostedApril 8, 2015
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LIGirl
Location: Long Island, NY, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This rain jacket is the perfect fit, for me. I am 5'2", and wear size small or medium, or in number size, pants size 8. What I'm trying to say, is this jacket, which comes down below the hips, fits well, since I have hips. It's not tight around the hip area. I also found it to be light weight, and perfect for summer rain....and Waterproof, it keeps me DRY! I have found so many rain jackets don't come with hoods -perhaps the manufacturers do that intentionally so the consumer purchases umbrellas and hats-. I prefer a hood on my rain jacket. I also find many rain jackets to be "water resistant", which doesn't keep me dry in a downpour. The only thing I found that needs improvement, is having directions included with jacket, on how to pack this "packable" jacket into it's own pocket. I had a hard time figuring it out, and had to resort to You-Tube to find a "How-To" video. Other than that, this jacket is perfect. I purchased the Hibiscus red, and it's bright and very pretty.
I would recommend this product.
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So what size did you end up getting this jacket in such that it wasn't tight around your hips? Would you say it is a "fitted" look?
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Review 5 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Reliable rain jacket

PostedApril 3, 2015
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megmc
Location: North Carolina, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket will keep you dry and comfortable. Very nice looking and good fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket

PostedApril 2, 2015
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rtlp
Location: Tampa, 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
First off, I have not used this jacket yet so I can only speak to the fit and the quality of the rain jacket. I got the red jacket and love the color. I got the size I normally wear and it fit perfect. I am tall and was happy that the sleeves were long enough. I have my fingers crossed when it rains and I have a chance to try it out it will definitely repel the rain 100%.
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

amazing little jacket

PostedMarch 31, 2015
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Breyes29
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
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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I wore this on vacation to RI. It was excellent for fishing on those windy and misty jetties! It exceeded my expectations.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Waiting for Rain

PostedMarch 25, 2015
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mrcpb
Location: Arizona, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Doesn't rain often here but when it does I really need this jacket. Exchanged the medium for a large. I'm 5'7" 138 pounds. The medium was a little confining and not appropriate for layering. The large fit just right. Love the navy/white contrast.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice lightweight rain coat

PostedMarch 20, 2015
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Caltechgirl
Location: Dallas, TX
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Sizing and styling is basic but nice. Hood is sized appropriately. It is fitted enough to look feminine but large enough I can fit a layer or two underneath if needed. I was worried it might be too snug but I ordered my normal size and it was perfect.
Lightweight and packs fairly small but I keep it folded in my car for emergencies. I picked up this jacket on sale- and its still a little pricey for what it is but its classic-looking and will last.
I love the hibiscus color- its a bright salmon/poppy color- not quite red, not quite pink.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The coat was great!

PostedMarch 18, 2015
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Horselover559
Location: United States
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
The rain coat is completely waterproof, fits great, and I love it! I would definitely recommend it! Great quality too!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for Camping!

PostedMarch 10, 2015
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toadstooldiva
Location: Texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I needed a rain/wind jacket for camping and hiking. I read other reviews, and ordered two sizes larger than my size. It was perfect, and I love it. It is well made, and I love the velcro tightener on the cuffs. It is stylish enough to wear for other everyday outdoor activities also.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 12 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Northwest Approved

PostedFebruary 26, 2015
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KnockOut
Location: Seattle
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I decided to purchase this on sale instead of a north face, simply because I need a cute, lightweight jacket that was actually waterproof and had a decent hood, and northface couldn't meet all of those specifications without wanting to charge me 300 dollars for it.
I am so happy I purchased this jacket!! I got it in black, size large, and I am a girl with a lot of curves and the large was just big enough that I could layer a sweatshirt underneath for extra warmth, still zip it up over my chest, and it remained flattering and fitted to the rest of my body. It's surprisingly light, which makes it perfect for layering, or wearing alone on a warmer day. My fiancé was so impressed with it that he purchased one very like it from the men's department. Definitely worth the purchase, especially at the killer sale price!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 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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Cbad
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.
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

BEST jacket!

PostedFebruary 13, 2015
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Eleanorre
Location: Seattle, WA, 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
I got the green one and its a little brighter than it looked in the picture, but I absolutely adore the color. It's 100% waterproof, the hood has a brim that covers your entire head, hair and face. It adjusts around the waist and arms and hood making it a perfect fit. I noticed it didn't run very large, per say, but there's definitely room for a fleece or sweatshirt underneath. Not a warm jacket, but perfect for rainy days!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great jacket!

PostedFebruary 6, 2015
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JanetG
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.
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

THE rain jacket for spring!

PostedFebruary 3, 2015
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TurboDownForWhat
Location: Oregon City, OR, 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I LOVE this jacket! I have lots of Columbia gear yet still needed a long-ish lightweight rain jacket for rainy days. I like that it's a little longer in the back, and zips up high to my neck. I bought this on-line so wasn't sure how 'bright ' the blue might be, but it's perfect! I also like the black fabric down the sides, makes it look slimming. The price was right too, I felt like I got a quality product for the cost. I highly recommend this jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket!

PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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skcurtis978
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.
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Review 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

snug fit

PostedJanuary 29, 2015
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nana3
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.
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Review 19 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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
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 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 20 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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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