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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3.9
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4 Stars
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23 out of 29(79%)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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4 / 5
4 / 5

Women Arcadia

PostedMarch 5, 2015
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Maxbvega
Location: Massacchusetts
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
Love this jacket. Light weight and water proof! Great for hiking and camping
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A great rain jacket

PostedFebruary 7, 2015
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Josiejo61
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.
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Review 3 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice jacket

PostedJanuary 29, 2015
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Sheesha
Location: Portland OR
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
Nice jacket, wanted something light weight Nd this is perfect. I had to order a 2x though to get the right fit and I normally would wear an XL or 1x in other brands, so runs a bit small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great raincoat - great color!

PostedJanuary 19, 2015
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JBeachGirl1
Location: Massachusetts, 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
This is a great, completely waterproof, raincoat. I got the Groovy Pink color - which is really like a dark fushia - very pretty on a dreary rainy day.
I wish this jacket was slightly longer - another inch or 2 would make a big difference.
I found the jacket to be slightly small for its size - and I bought 1 size up from what I usually buy - when I tried to wear it with a long sleeve shirt and sweater underneath, the shoulder area and arms were too tight. This is unfortunate as it offers no warmth on its own.
Overall I really like it though.
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 5 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice Jacket

PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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sgregis
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 6 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this jacket!

PostedJanuary 16, 2015
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kburks
Location: New Albany,Ms
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 needed a good lightweight rain jacket and I love this it fits a little tight in the arm pit area but other than that I love would love to get another one!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5

LOOK GREAT BUT FIT VERY SMALL

PostedJanuary 14, 2015
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JEN92
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I LOVE THIS JACKET ONLINE SO DECIDED TO ORDER THE PRODUCT. I READ SOME REVIEW ON THE PRODUCT BEFORE ORDERING. IT FIT VERY SMALL. THE MATERIAL IS EXTREMELY LIGHT AND THIN. THE JACKET IS ONLY GREAT FOR SPRING OR WARM DAYS. THE BIGGEST CON IS THAT IS IS EXTREMELY SMALL. EVEN WEARING A SWEATER OR LONG SLEEVE SHIRT IT PRETTY TIGHT. IT IS NOT TRUE TO SIZE AT ALL. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON PRODUCT.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 8 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Arcadia jacket

PostedJanuary 13, 2015
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burly45
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.
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Review 9 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great jacket; skinny arms.

PostedJanuary 12, 2015
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Momma2
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 color (I got the red hibiscus). I am normally a 2x, but ordered the 3x because of the other reviews. It fits a little big through the mid-section, but I'm so glad I got the 3x because the arms are quite tight. I can get the coat on and off without a lot of trouble, but it is annoying. I'll be keeping it though - everything else about it is great.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 10 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Way Too Small

PostedDecember 20, 2014
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Moeski
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.
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Review 11 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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Laxllt
Location: Portland, OR
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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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 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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Shonssweets
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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4 / 5
4 / 5

Velcro must go away.

PostedNovember 12, 2014
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obcorgi
Location: Ferndale, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Velcro on the zipper shield is a poor design. Removing it was difficult and I damaged the jacket. Please STOP using velcro and use snaps if you must. Also, please make it with a removable hood. Some women don't like hoods because it limits our visibility by blinding our peripheral vision and making us targets. Please give the option of the removable hood as all mine does is fill up with water.....
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 14 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Reviews Matter!

PostedOctober 25, 2014
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LesaA
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.
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Review 15 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Odd proportions

PostedSeptember 20, 2014
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DogMom1
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 16 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus 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.
+2points
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Review 17 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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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 18 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus 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.
+9points
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Review 19 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus 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.
-3points
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Review 20 for Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
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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