Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest

Columbia Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest

Beautiful geometric baffling lends a feminine feeling while the Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining and insulation keep you warm when the wind-chill drops.
Overall rating:
4.671 / 5
4.7
 / 
5
(82 reviews) 82
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating breakdown 82 reviews
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Star
2
77 out of 81(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Review 1 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Should have listened to reviews

PostedDecember 19, 2014
Customer avatar
Patsario49
Location: Santa Maria
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Many of the reviews had mentioned that the vest did not fit well around the arms.They also had stated that it ran small around the bust area, so I ordered a size up. It fit the bust area, but too big every where else. I should have paid attention to the reviews. The fit was not good at all. The arm holes are stiff (or something) so they kind of stand up at the top. Does not fall nicely. For the price I paid (even on sale) it was not worth keeping. Sent it back.
I do not recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 2 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Only the arm pits

PostedDecember 13, 2014
Customer avatar
NoName12
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Vest. Love it! Wish I would have ordered a Small. The reviews said it ran a little small. I'm not to sure if they knew that an active fit is tighter that a usual classic vest fit. Instead of having tons of room it comfortably hugs the body. The arm pit area was where the only "smallish" fit actually was. Which isn't even that tight. I normally wear a small but got the medium because I do have large shoulders 5'9'' 145-150lbs. It was unnecessary.
Bottom line, buy your ACTAUL size.
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 3 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Everyday Vest

PostedDecember 7, 2014
Customer avatar
Whitney15
Location: Denver, CO, 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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had this vest for about three months now, and my friends joke about how much I wear it. It is the perfect vest for a cool fall day or freezing office environment. I've gone hiking and running in it, and I wear it for relaxed nights out as well. Just a fantastic staple.
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 4 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best vest ever!

PostedNovember 27, 2014
Customer avatar
Route66
Location: PNW
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
I've owned a lot of vests. This is by far the best one I have ever had. I'm on the upper edge of medium and tall but the medium still fits perfect. The omni-heat keeps me warm without being bulky. If you don't like the collar up it folds over nicely and stays out of the way. I wear this every day and it's great!
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 5 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedNovember 7, 2014
Customer avatar
Whitebear
Location: Southern New Mexico
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a well-made vest. As stated this runs a little small -- it fits fine over a shirt but would not work over a sweater (I normally wear a medium and I weight 120). I bought the oceanic, and really like the color, which I would call turquoise.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 6 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Love the look!!

PostedNovember 6, 2014
Customer avatar
Septgal
Location: Gillette, WY, 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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I got 2 of these in the pink and purple and love them. They are not bulky but still keep you warm, ideal for layering. Great for a mild day out in Wyoming!!!
I would recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 7 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

If you do not have a boy shaped body this will not fit you

PostedOctober 25, 2014
Customer avatar
sarymary
Location: Silverton, CO 81433, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I really like Columbia, but all of there jackets are meant for missy or junior shaped bodies. If you have an hour glass figure, this will not fit you. I'm very active and fit, i bought a medium and it fit in the chest and waist and slightly snug in the hips. I bought it right before a trek in South Africa and I didn't realize how that would affect in the everyday wear. I wasn't able to return it once I came back to the states. I was about to buy a larger size because I liked the technology of the vest but the large was so big in the chest, shoulders and waist; it fit my hips but that was it. I would love to own this vest if the cut was meant for a women body type. If you are square or boy shaped, this vest will be great for you, if not then i strongly advise against it.
I do not recommend this product.
+6points
7of 8voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 8 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

super small

PostedOctober 2, 2014
Customer avatar
sueki
Location: Cincinnati, OH, 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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This vest was very nice but I normally wear a size 10-12 and ordered the large and it was way too tight across the stomach. I want a vest to be roomy to wear over things. I didn't re-order the extra large because the chest and armpits would have been too big. Disappointed because overall it seemed to be just what I wanted.
I do not recommend this product.
+4points
4of 4voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 9 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Love this vest

PostedSeptember 18, 2014
Customer avatar
Nic74
Location: San Diego, CA
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
Quality
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this vest for my mum, her second one.
( I have a black one and my sister has two )
Very light weight, folds down to nothing so easy to pop in a bag, yet warm.
Would love a Navy blue if they made one !
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 10 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfy

PostedMarch 17, 2014
Customer avatar
kcSunshine9
Location: Orting, WA
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
While fruitlessly searching for a Mighty Lite III JACKET, I couldn't find one anywhere (in a Small, anyway), so I saw this vest and thought if it fits as well as the jacket, I should try it. It fits great, the armholes don't "hit" (rub) my armpit (I'm 5'8", 130 lbs), I can cross my arms in front of me without the shoulders pulling, and the length is long enough I don't get air up my back.
I have the Mighty Lite III long coat, and absolutely love that, too. I really hope they have the jacket again next fall/winter.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 11 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Vest!

PostedMarch 12, 2014
Customer avatar
CMCC
Location: Wisconsin
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Runs a little large, however, got the smaller size and it fits great. Love the look as well. Would definitely recommend this to others!
I would recommend this product.
-1point
0of 1voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 12 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great vest

PostedMarch 11, 2014
Customer avatar
maureen
Location: jacksonville, 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
True to Size
Quality
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I love this vest because of the warmth without the bulk. It has the omni heat thermal lining. I have other garments with this and have been very pleased with the function. I plan to wear this back-packing as it is light and easy to pack as well as warm.
Although I have already worn it out in a casual evening... so it's versatile.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 13 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great vest

PostedMarch 5, 2014
Customer avatar
Dailywalker
Location: Boston
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I now own 3 of them. It is a tiny bit snug but I know the medium would hang on me.
I didn't give it a 5 because I haven't washed on yet so I don't know what will happen when I do. I trust it will still be as good. I wouldn't have made it comfortably through this winter in New England without these vests.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 14 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great vest, every wardrobe should have one!

PostedMarch 4, 2014
Customer avatar
Gabyka
Location: Los Angeles CA
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It is perfect for my upcoming trip and lightweight, exactly what I need. How about to have even more pockets? Also in more colors?
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 15 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

lightweight and cozy vest

PostedMarch 3, 2014
Customer avatar
SallyK
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
True to Size
Quality
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My new vest is fitted, not puffy, so it is not bulky and goes easily under a rain jacket.
Despite its light weight, it seems to provide lots of warmth. And the zipper goes all the way up the high collar, which I like. Keeps the wind out!
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 16 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for running

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
Customer avatar
Hann
Location: Portland, OR
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this vest for running and hiking and it's perfect. It's light and thin but at the same time helps keep me warm.
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 17 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love the color

PostedFebruary 12, 2014
Customer avatar
ElenaN
Location: Portland, Oregon
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This vest is cozy, comfortable, warm, and I love the color!
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 18 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Cute and warm

PostedFebruary 8, 2014
Customer avatar
Hanna05
Location: Dallas
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Really love this vest. It is super cute and warm. Wear it for hiking, skiing or a casual night out.
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 19 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Runs Very Large

PostedFebruary 8, 2014
Customer avatar
hgross
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I was so excited to wear this vest but it was way too large! There was so much space around my mid section and armpits. That's the other thing, the armpits of the vest are cut at a weird angle and stick out awkwardly when your arms are down. The extra fabric in the armpits bothered me. Unfortunately, I had to return it. I was looking for a Medium and the whole store was out of stock of a Medium in any color. Very disappointed considering how much I was looking forward to this.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 20 for Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Vest!

PostedFebruary 4, 2014
Customer avatar
Meggie
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I live in Florida, winter for us typically means a cold morning with a warm afternoon! A vest is the perfect wardrobe for us!
I would recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
1 2 3 4 5 Next>>