Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket

Columbia Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket

Both wet stopping and thermal regulating, this svelte Omni-Heat® jacket packs a huge performance punch at a nice price.
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3.909 / 5
3.9
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5
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17 out of 22(77%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
Review 1 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

HotThought

PostedApril 2, 2014
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ADURAN09
Location: Dayton, OR
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered my jacket from the Columbia website and it arrived two days later, which I think was super fast! I bought this jacket to stay warm and dry during outdoor soccer games. So far it has been a good little jacket. Haven't been able to test it in heavy rain, but I am confident it will do the job nicely! My only disappointment was I thought it was going to be a little darker green/emerald. But I think that is more my error than Columbias:) I would recommend this item to anyone in the Pacific Northwest!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice for Spring and Fall

PostedMarch 20, 2014
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Coolteach
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am a school teacher and needed a new jacket for outside duties.The jacket is nice and light, waterproof....but the thermal lining did not keep me as warm as I had hoped, while wearing my professional attire of blouse and cardigan. The jacket was helpful against the wind, but the hood was a bit cumbersome in keeping it on my head. I could only think while standing outside, cold that this jacket is would be best for hiking trails on a rainy afternoon spring/fall time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedMarch 15, 2014
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Akm44
Location: Oxford, PA
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
I bought this jacket to have for rainy days at work, and I'm glad I picked this one. It's waterproof, wind proof, and warm. The thermal lining is soft on the skin, not sticky like most rain jackets. It runs a little small. I would typically wear a medium, but saw that others had said it ran small so I bought a large. I'm glad I did, I can just barely wear a fleece underneath when I need some extra warmth. I would say it is warm enough on its own down to about 45 degrees, then you need another layer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

well made

PostedMarch 6, 2014
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wanda30
Location: Colorado
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
This jacket is well made. However it runs small enough that I can't add a fleece under it, so it is not great for warmth. I love the style and the color, so I am keeping it for the midseason weather.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Pleasantly Surpised

PostedMarch 3, 2014
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Sakura
Location: Fairfax, VA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great, multi functional jacket. I got the hyper purple and love how vibrant it is.
The thermal lining definitely works to hold in heat. The weather has been in the teens and single digits and it keep me warm ( and dry) with minimal layers. I've worn another Colombia fleece or sweater under it.
I think it would be the perfect weight jacket for spring without the added layers. Warm but not too warm. The vents are perfect in case I do get to warm while shoveling snow and get too warm.
The front zipper zips a little strange. But it's nothing too terrible.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight and Warm

PostedFebruary 23, 2014
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Trouble3
Location: Carmel, IN
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased for my Granddaughter who is in College. Great design, easy to drive and get around in. Can fit in your purse if you get too warm!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I like the Omni Heat lining in my jacket

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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mlea
Location: Carlisle PA
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
We discovered the value of Omni Heat lining comfort by accident in gloves. I have recently ordered jackets for myself and husband. We ride a Harley D, and this is a comfortable and lightweight jacket to wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Hot Thought

PostedFebruary 19, 2014
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Goose404
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
Great jacket. It really does conform to your body temp. I have worn as an outer layer and by itself. It does run a little small, I usually fit XS but I got a S and it fits great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Good against wind, bad for cold weather

PostedFebruary 8, 2014
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DianaRM
Location: Madison, WI
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I expected a jacket that would help me with the cold weather with a comfortable light material. The material is actually light but you need more warm clothing inside to stay warm.
Not what I expected.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Cute jacket but not spectacular

PostedFebruary 5, 2014
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lzan
Location: philadelphia, pa
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I usually love Columbia products. Typically they are of great quality but recently I have been disappointed with my purchases. The zippers seem to be flimsy and get caught pretty easily. This jacket is definitely waterproof and super cute but it isn't insulated so when the top layer gets weighed down with rain, you skin is cold, despite the omni heat lining. I ended up returning this item.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Excellent Northwest rain jacket

PostedDecember 13, 2013
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Seattle12
Location: Seattle, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I saw this jacket at the Columbia outlet store for a great price, so I had to buy it. I've worn it all day in the rain, with baselayer and tshirt underneath, and it kept me warm and dry in 45 degree weather. It's still roomy enough to fit a thinner jacket or sweater underneath.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Not So Hot

PostedNovember 14, 2013
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Abbie94
Location: Green Bay, WI
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I really like the Hot Thought jacket, however it is not as warm as I was anticipating. It's great in that it is light weight and a good wind block, but it's only November, and I'm concerned that this jacket won't stand up to the long, cold Wisconsin winter ahead of me. With a sweatshirt or a few layers underneath, I think I will be fine, but the jacket is not enough on its own to keep me warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedJune 29, 2013
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Lula
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
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
It is really a great, light and confortable jacket! I recommend this product, it really keeps you warm.
The only drawback: the zipper, it is very tough to open and close it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Product Defective

PostedJune 12, 2013
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Namenotavailable
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
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
The seam attaching the zipper to the jacket comes apart. This happened to the first Hot Thought jacket I bought after only owning it for a couple months. I sent that one to be replaced. Two moths later I received a new Hot Thought jacket, though unfortunately no longer available in the color I originally bought. I have had the replacement jacket for only about a month and have only worn it a couple times, but sure enough, the seam next to the zipper ripped apart - same as last time. Not sure it is worth the time and effort to mail it back to Columbia again. This one will probably just end up at Goodwill.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Quality Jacket

PostedApril 5, 2013
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WaterWoman
Location: Costa Mesa
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Needed a jacket for sailing, water spray and wind and thought it worked great for morning launches into the day.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Just right weight

PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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DryInPDX
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
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought for day to day in the wet in the Northwest. Heat reflection technology keeps the jacket light while keeping me warm. So far, so good.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice looking jacket

PostedJanuary 13, 2013
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Teresa237
Location: Seattle, WA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I really love the Hot Thought jacket I bought. It looks great on. The price was a bit higher in price than I would normally pay for a light jacket like this, but I'm very satisfied with the look, feel and functionality.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedJanuary 7, 2013
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Danielle042587
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great jacket that has the techonolgy to keep you warm, dry and comfortable yet it is extremely lightweight.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Size ran small, didn't keep warm at all

PostedDecember 11, 2012
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Skunklady1
Location: Bloomington, IN
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I was extremely disappointed. This jacket ran small, could barely get it zipped. I wore this on a cooler day, 40 degrees, and it was not warm at all!!!!! I wish I could return it,but I have already removed the tags. I'm not only disappointed, I'm disgusted!!
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Hot Thought™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Only One Problem

PostedJune 26, 2012
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Mississippi22
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
This jacket has been fantastic in the cold and light rain. However, I just took it with me on a trip to Orlando. It rained the entire time, but I thought I'd be safe in this jacket. This was not the case. I stood in fairly heavy rain for a little less than an hour one day and when I took it off my shirt was drenched, especially around the seams. My shoulder blades and arms got the worst of it. I thought that a jacket from such a reputable brand would perform better, but I was mistaken.
I do not recommend this product.
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