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

Columbia Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus 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.
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3.823 / 5
3.8
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5
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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49 out of 66(74%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Review 1 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This is a perfect casual jacket for outdoors.

PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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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
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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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Review 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good Jacket, Runs Very Small

PostedJanuary 27, 2014
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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
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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.
+9points
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Review 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Quality Features Galore

PostedJanuary 28, 2014
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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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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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 4 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Much better than my last rain jacket

PostedFebruary 18, 2014
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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 5 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Tight in the shoulders and arms

PostedFebruary 27, 2014
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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 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.
+9points
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Review 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Disappointed

PostedMarch 30, 2014
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Location: Chicago
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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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.
+12points
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Review 7 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Matches the Reviews

PostedApril 4, 2014
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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.
+9points
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Love my new Columbia rain jacket!!

PostedSeptember 6, 2014
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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 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Arcadia II

PostedSeptember 18, 2014
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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
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.
+2points
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Odd proportions

PostedSeptember 20, 2014
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Location: Washington, 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
I am so happy that Columbia carries a few items in plus sizes! I popped on this great looking rain jacket which I purchased as a shell to be worn, often, with a light polartec fleece pullover. Not so much. I am a true 2X and purchased a 3X to ensure that the jacket would be adequately roomy. The body is very roomy indeed, however it has sleeves cut so narrow that I could barely get my bare arms into them. They are perhaps 2 full sizes smaller in proportion to the body. I really want to keep this jacket, but back it goes. So disappointing. I would recommend some real models for sizing your garments.
+33points
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Review 11 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Reviews Matter!

PostedOctober 25, 2014
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Location: New Mexico
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'm so glad I read the reviews of others, I ordered a size up because the comments mentioned the sleeves were tight. The larger size is roomy in the body, but adequate in the sleeve. Love the bright pink color for gray rainy days.
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 12 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Summer Rain Jacket

PostedNovember 22, 2014
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Location: Gainesville, Ga
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
This jacket is absolutely perfect for rain in warmer months. I bought the jacket for a summer trip to Seattle. I needed a jacket that would keep the rain from keeping me indoors, while also being breathable and light weight. The jacket is very light and will easily fold and fit into a bag or pack without taking up too much room. Once again, Columbia has crafted a quality product to help me get out and enjoy life!
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 13 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Size runs small

PostedDecember 9, 2014
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Location: Portland, OR
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
I have several Columbia jackets and all are the same size. This one runs considerably smaller. If you order this jacket, order a size larger than you normally would. I can't comment on anything else as I've already returned it.
+2points
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Way Too Small

PostedDecember 20, 2014
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Location: Portland, OR
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm not sure why this "Plus" size was designed to run small, but it is, mostly through the shoulders. It looked like a beautiful jacket otherwise.
I do not recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Arcadia jacket

PostedJanuary 13, 2015
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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
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
thinking this would run small I order 2 sizes bigger and it was still to small- very disappointed because I love the looks of the jacket and price
I do not recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice Jacket

PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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Location: Boston, MA, 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
Great Jacket. Light weight. Runs just a tad small.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 17 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

A great rain jacket

PostedFebruary 7, 2015
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Location: Kentucky, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is exactly what I needed. I appreciate that the website indicates how the product fits--so I could order one size up. It fits fine. I wish it had an inside pocket.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Women Arcadia

PostedMarch 5, 2015
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Location: Massacchusetts
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Love this jacket. Light weight and water proof! Great for hiking and camping
I would recommend this product.
0points
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Review 19 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great rain jacket

PostedMarch 29, 2015
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Location: Marysville, 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
Bought this for my Disney world trip in a couple of weeks. I've worn it already since living in Seattle, you will need this jacket. I really like the fact it does repel the rain, and the webbing inside keeps you dry and comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 20 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Snug Arms

PostedApril 2, 2015
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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 typically order a 2x in my coats and they fit fine but following the reviews I up my purchase size to a 3x. Gorgeous color, loose fit around waist but snug fit around arms near the shoulders.
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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