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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4.6
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5
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40 out of 41(98%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Review 1 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 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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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 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
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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 4 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
True to Size
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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 5 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
True to Size
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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 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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 7 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 8 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 9 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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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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 12 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
True to Size
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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 13 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
Quality
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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 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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
Quality
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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 15 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
Quality
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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 16 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
Quality
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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 17 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
Quality
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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.
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Review 18 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 19 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
Quality
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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 20 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.
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