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:
4.552 / 5
4.6
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5
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27 out of 28(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 
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
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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 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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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
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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 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
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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 4 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
Quality
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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 5 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 6 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.
-1point
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Review 7 for Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket
Overall Rating 
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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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 8 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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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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 9 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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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 10 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
Quality
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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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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
Quality
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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 15 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 16 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 17 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
Quality
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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 18 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
Quality
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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 19 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
Quality
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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 20 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
Quality
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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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