Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size

Columbia Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size

Switch on the protection of the rain-shedding Switchback II and stay out there longer. This lightweight jacket proves to be the just-right layer you've been looking for on lighter weather days. The stowaway hood gets out of the way when the sun comes back out and keeps you on the move.
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18 out of 18(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Review 1 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice jacket

PostedJune 9, 2013
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Location: New England
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought this jacket to take on a trip to Cape Cod and was very pleased with it's performance. We faced cool winds, foggy nights and heavy rains, this jacket kept me dry through all. Light weight but sturdy material made it a joy to pack, carry around and wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Ladies Switchback II jacket

PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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Location: Australia
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
I ordered extended sizing 2X I usually buy 1X but thought about wearing a sweater under this jacket so got the bigger size but it fits more like a 1X as there is no stretch in this jacket. I got Groovy Pink and love the vibrant colour.
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 3 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Very flattering

PostedFebruary 3, 2014
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Location: portland
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. Has nice flattering style. Deep pockets
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 4 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great light weight rain jacket!

PostedMarch 5, 2014
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Location: Cincinnati, OH
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 love this rain jacket because it fits so well and it is light weight for when you just need it for rain. I did not want a heavy weight jacket for just running around doing errands in on those rainy days. If I need more warmth, the jacket has enough room that I can wear a sweater under the jacket if need be.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 5 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great color and true to size.

PostedMarch 13, 2014
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Location: Grants Pass, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
So far I really like the jacket. It is light and a wonderful color. The collar may be a little much for me, but it will be great when I need to zip it up all the way. It seems a little awkward when it is left open at the top.
I would recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 6 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit and color.

PostedFebruary 6, 2014
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Location: Germantown, WI
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket runs a bit small so I purchased mine one size bigger than I typically order. Other than that, the jacket is well constructed, is flattering on a larger frame and the color (pink) is awesome!
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 7 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Lighter than I thought

PostedFebruary 26, 2014
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Location: Portland, OR
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
The jacket is fine. It's much lighter than I thought. It's just a shell or windbreaker, so if you want warmth you have to layer like crazy underneath. I like the way it fits. It's a great jacket if it's not cold or windy outside. Great for hikes and bike rides in warmer weather.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 8 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this rain jacket!

PostedJune 11, 2014
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Location: U.S.A
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 rain jacket to take with me on a cruise to Alaska. I bought one size up, so I could layer it with a sweatshirt if needed. Absolutely love it! I bought the Groovy Pink, and love how the color pops. I can see me wearing it after the cruise as well with a pair of yoga pants when I work out, or just with a pair of jeans on rainy days. I am thinking of buying another one in a different color.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 9 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great coat!

PostedAugust 24, 2014
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Location: Canada and France
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
I bought a 3x (as with my fleece) And it fits well over my size 22-24 bootay. The upper arms are big enough! It has a hideaway hood which I love, because I hate my hood flopping around with my backpack! I can actually just get it on over my fleece for that great layery look. I think my only carp about it would be that it was thinner than I was expecting and as it is a squall shell, it doesn't breathe as well as I had hoped... but it is awesome. It is super light and packs into its pocket! What isn't to love?
I would recommend this product.
+6points
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Review 10 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

They weren't lying when they said "Light" jacket

PostedJuly 1, 2015
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Location: Fresno, CA, 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
It is literally just the soft shell. If you need a windbreaker or rain barrier this is perfect. If you need something a little warmer I would recommend looking at other jackets with some sort of interior lining. I was looking for something a little warmer, but figured I'd keep this for the occasional rain.
Thumbs up for the hide-away hood!
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 11 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great For Travel

PostedOctober 2, 2015
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Location: Charlottesville, VA
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
I tried this particular jacket on in the store in my usual size and it was a bit snug - consistent with other reviews. I purchased it online 1 size up and it is perfect. I love this jacket! We've had a lot of wet weather lately so it's getting plenty of wear and it hasn't failed me yet. It's a perfect piece to have if you plan to travel, it rolls up pretty small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect rain jacket

PostedOctober 31, 2015
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Location: Mass
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
Own this jacket in 4 colors love the fit the hood is large and covers your head completely. Its pack able so its perfect for trips the put in your bag for unexpected rain storms. Def a win in every way
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 13 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Size runs small but great quality

PostedJanuary 6, 2016
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Location: Chicago, IL
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
I purchased this jacket online for myself and it looked thicker/heavier in the picture. The jacket seems to run smaller than anticipated and it is basically great for rainy weather but not cold and rainy. The jacket is very light/thin in size which is great for the outdoors during rainy spring/summer/fall outings. I love that the hood is concealed in its own compartment. I ended up giving this jacket to my daughter to wear in the spring. She loves it!
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Review 14 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My favorite!

PostedDecember 21, 2015
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Location: Fort Wayne, IN, 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 this jacket! Perfect all around !!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect light rain\wind jacket

PostedJanuary 12, 2016
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Location: Birch Bay
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Perfect light rain\wind jacket for our weather in the Pacific Northwest. Love the high collar to block the wind and how it frames the face in a flattering way. Bought as a gift for my daughter. She loves it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Light Weight Jacket

PostedDecember 4, 2015
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Location: Portland, OR, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:Yes
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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
This is a pretty great light weight jacket. The color is great, super light weight, and can pack away real small. Downside is the jacket was pretty snug in the chest and waist areas. If I had bought in store I probably would have gone a size up, but since I ordered online I'll keep and just wear with thinner tops under. For reference I'm 5'6" and range between a Columbia XL and 1X depending on fit.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 17 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

nice jacket

PostedOctober 12, 2015
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Location: Caseville, MI 48725, 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
Light weight. Considering that it is unlined, it is quite warm. Good for windy days.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome

PostedMay 13, 2015
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Location: Guam
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
Love it! It's perfect for tropical climates with lots of rain. Keeps the rain out and you don't sweat to death!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Switchback™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fits the Bill

PostedAugust 31, 2015
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Location: Seattle, WA, 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this jacket as a very lighweight, packable and waterproof jacket to take on vacation. It worked great. I was traveling in summer to climates that averaged around 60 degrees and were rainy. The jacket kept me warm and dry, although at temperatures below that you would want something with a lining.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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