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

Columbia Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size

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:
4.062 / 5
4.1
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5
(16 reviews) 16
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Rating breakdown 16 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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12 out of 16(75%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Review 1 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Arcadia II

PostedSeptember 18, 2014
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Dntn
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm very pleased over all with the the product. I did order based on reviews. The length is perfect and no bulk. The bicep area is just a tad small but not overly distracting.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Love my new Columbia rain jacket!!

PostedSeptember 6, 2014
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Vanes007
Location: Montreal, PQ
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I recently purchased this jacket after reading the reviews and comparing similar Columbia's products. It does run a little larger but overall it suits perfectly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Matches the Reviews

PostedApril 4, 2014
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Chris1213
Location: Kenosha, WI
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I read the reviews of this product prior to purchasing. A couple people said it ran a little small, so I ordered a size larger than I normally would to have extra room over other clothes and outdoor wear. With that in mind, it fits well. Someone else mentioned that the velcro fasteners were kind of a pain. I think they will end up driving me crazy too. I felt this was the best raincoat in it's class all things considered.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 4 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedApril 1, 2014
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KELLY31
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Love this jacket. Good length, great fit, and fantastic color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Pretty good

PostedMarch 30, 2014
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Annak
Location: Golden, Colorado
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I wanted a Columbia jacket because I had purchased a Columbia winter coat for my daughter. She loves it and it kept her warm even in the -20 degree temps. This jacket, I am sure, will do fine when it starts to rain in Late spring and summer. I am, however, not convinced that it will do a better job than my other spring weather Cover ups- It is too soon to tell.
I would recommend this product.
-3points
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Review 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Disappointed

PostedMarch 30, 2014
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Daisy23
Location: Chicago
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I have always worn Columbia jackets because I love the versatility and style. I had one for 15 years that was still in good condition but I gave it away just so I could get a new updated jacket. Boy, am I sorry. This jacket did not work out for two reasons. Firstly, the material is like plastic. It is loud and crackly when you move in it. Secondly, I ordered a size larger so I could wear a sweater underneath but the upper sleeves are so tight that it seems disproportionate to the rest of the jacket. I am going to return it.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

perfect for travel

PostedMarch 22, 2014
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Cathy17
Location: Illinois
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
Got this jacket to have for a trip. Perfect for travel, light weight but great for cool nights or wind and rain. Doesn't take up a lot of room in suitcase. I always get next size up from what I usually wear because Columbia runs small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5

fit fine but..

PostedMarch 18, 2014
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Seattle123
Location: Seattle,wa
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I got this love the color, it fit fine just tight around the arms and arm pit area. Had to return it because of that issue. I hope when they make a new version a little more room in the upper arm area.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Tight in the shoulders and arms

PostedFebruary 27, 2014
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DesignChick
Location: Knoxville, TN
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I read the reviews and purchased this jacked a size up from my normal size 22. It was way too tight across the back/shoulders. I am disappointed in the fit since it was exactly what I was looking for. Very light weight and packable.
I do not recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Waterproof jacket for Alaska

PostedFebruary 26, 2014
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Lorey45
Location: Woodhaven
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 looked all over for a waterproof jacket in a ladies extended size. None of the sporting goods stores near me had any.. some of the Department stores had water resistant but since all previous Alaska travelers have told me I needed waterproof I wanted to be safe and not sorry. I was able to try on a xl at one of the stores and it was a little too tight so I was hoping the 1x would work and I would be able to layer under it. It is perfect and the look is very stylish. I am very pleasantly pleased.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Wonderful Purchase

PostedFebruary 22, 2014
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Namaste26
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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 was in need of a durable raincoat for the crazy winter weather in NYC this year. This jacket came right on time. Its lightweight and breathable and it helps for everyday wear and casual wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Much better than my last rain jacket

PostedFebruary 18, 2014
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Code4inCA
Location: San Jose, CA
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
Although my last rain jacket was also a Columbia jacket (I can't recall the style name though), the Arcadia II is much better. First off, its probably three inches longer which is ideal for a rain jacket. Secondly, the Arcadia II seems much more breathable for some reason. Most rain jackets have a tendency to make me very warm, but I don't think this one did. It was very comfortable and kept me dry in a decent rain. Definitely worth a look...and even better that its on sale!
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 13 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Quality Features Galore

PostedJanuary 28, 2014
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Birkie
Location: Wisconsin
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered this rain jacket in 3x. I have never seen such a stylish and functional jacket in my size! The Airstream color is super flattering with the light gray inserts. The sleeves are not too long and the jacket is slightly fitted, but is not too tight or too baggy. The quality zipper, velcro flaps and cuffs, and stand up hood are useful features. The fabric is waterproof, but breathable. Overall, I am pleased with the "performance" features. It is easy-to-pack lightweight rain protection that is great for travelers.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Tight in shoulders

PostedJanuary 28, 2014
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ProfessorPlum
Location: Michigan
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
The product is well made but upon trying it on, it feels very tight in the shoulder area. Everywhere else it fits fine. I've not experienced this ill fit in any other jacket I've tried on. The product will still fulfill its needs as is.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Good Jacket, Runs Very Small

PostedJanuary 27, 2014
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ncbluebelle
Location: Wilmington, NC
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love Columbia products. I've had several coats/jackets. The one I currently own is an XL and is a little snug so I purchased a 1x. This jacket is more snug than my old one. I should have purchased a 2x.
I would recommend this product.
+6points
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Extended Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This is a perfect casual jacket for outdoors.

PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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Mom78
Location: Portland, OR
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
The style and fit of this jacket is very nice; it's hard to find cute rain jackets in a size 1X.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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