Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket

Columbia Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket

Updated with durable new ripstop fabric, this performance-packed jacket cancels out the cold with a decidedly feminine flourish. It’s Omni-Shield® advanced water repellent and packs extraordinary heat retention thanks to Omni-Heat® thermal insulation and thermal reflective technology.
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4.7
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5
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132 out of 135(98%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My favorite jacket!

PostedJanuary 16, 2012
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jolygray98
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is so thin and light weight, but warm and cozy too. The special thermal lining keeps your body heat in and the cold wind out. It is thin and comfortable for everyday active wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight and VERY warm!

PostedJanuary 23, 2015
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3angels3kids
Location: Reading, 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
My 14 year old daughter wore this jacket while snow tubing in 20 degree weather and it kept her very warm with only a tee shirt underneath. She loves the furry collar against her neck. I chose a medium for her. She is about 5'7" and 110 lbs with a 36" chest. A small would have fit a bit slimmer but she prefers a looser fit. The jacket is very lightweight and thin but very, very warm. I would highly recommend this jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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1 / 5
1 / 5

kaleidaslopeII silver bad luck

PostedJanuary 14, 2015
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KathyGMom
Location: Grayslake, IL, USA
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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
I purchased 2 of these jackets in a medium one in "black and one in "silver/gray"for my twins for Christmas. The silver colored jacket was much smaller than the gray jacket. The black one is a perfect Medium fit the Silver/gray was skin tight. I had both of the girls try on each color as one twin is slightly bigger. The Silver was tight on both of them. I did call to get a RGA and a return label. Customer service was very pleasant. Unfortunately someone stole the package off the dock at my workplace before it got picked up. (I am furious!) I am however going to order another one. We love Columbia products and this is the first problem we have ever had.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Looks and Feel

PostedDecember 26, 2014
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Climber
Location: Ohio
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great quality and comfort. Runs a little small, upgraded one size and fits perfectly.
Very light weight but warm. Will use for skiing because of function and fit, with a mid-layer. Will be perfect not bulky, light and trim looking.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedDecember 19, 2014
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DameJudith
Location: Leavenworth, WA 98826, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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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 thought when I got the jacket it looked too lightweight for our Leavenworth winters. I wear it on my morning walks...only down to 22 degrees so far and it is keeping me warm and cozy. The slim fit is flattering and I love the Raspberry color. I'm 5'5"and 120 pounds.
I would recommend this product.
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I am the same size and am looking to get the jacket. What size did you get?
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Review 6 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Returned Due to Size

PostedDecember 17, 2014
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SmillerGrace
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Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
I am 5'9" 38DD. I'm more of a boxy shape on top. I got a Large because it said it fit 42-45 bust size. It does not. My roommate who is much smaller in bust and more of an hour glass shape couldn't fit into it either. I have no comment on the warmth or quality as I couldn't wear it. Thinking I may try to get an XL or find a comparable men's style.
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Review 7 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love

PostedDecember 1, 2014
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Syd14
Location: Louisville, Ky
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely love this jacket! Keeps me so warm but I don't look like a marshmallow. I've worn it every day since it came in the mail, just wish I would've gotten it sooner!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfy

PostedNovember 12, 2014
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comfy22
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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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 purchased this jacket as an add-on to my interchange 3-in-1. I wanted the omni-heat for the coming winter months. The jacket is very comfortable and true to size. The fleece along the neck is nice and soft since that part comes in contact with your face. I ordered the dark raspberry color and I love it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Coat!

PostedFebruary 3, 2014
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Michelle52
Location: St. Louis, MO
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 absolutely love this coat. I like it so much I actually bought two in different colors. It is very lightweight, yet keeps you nice and warm. I love the lining in the sleeves that you can hook on your thumb to keep the coat from creeping up. The coat is attractive enough to wear with nicer clothes or with jeans. I get compliments on it all the time.
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 10 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Kaleidaslope jacket

PostedJanuary 25, 2014
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AJW25
Location: Wisconsin
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 recently purchased this jacket in navy for my active 16 year old daughter who is normally hard to please when it comes to clothing. She loves this jacket! It's been warm enough for our cold Wisconsin weather and it's not bulky when driving in the car.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE ~ LOVE ~ LOVE ~ This AWESOME jacket!!!!!

PostedJanuary 20, 2014
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TDalton
Location: Western, NC
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
My daughter bought this jacket from a local store & they did not have my size, so luckily Columbia.com DID!!! I wore my this jacket yesterday and I'm THRILLED with it!!! It's light and warm not to mention CUTE! I wish there were more colors available
in my size! This jacket is so versatile I can wear it from church to hit the trail hiking! LOVE this AWESOME jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Features

PostedJanuary 15, 2014
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Sandera
Location: North Idaho
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
I love this jacket! Stylish, warm and light weight!! Does run a bit small though - had to get XL
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Review 13 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazingly warm for weight and price!

PostedJanuary 5, 2014
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BlueSkyinKazoo
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased this jacket before a ski trip. It was on sale so I got an excellent price. I was very skeptical of how warm it would be as the material is incredibly lightweigt and the price was much less than other ski jackets I looked at.
It turned out that the 3 days of skiing we did in northern Michigan were in the single digits for temperature. Although I brought extra layers (in case!) I had on only a thermal base layer, a fleece layer and then this jacket. I did have a scarf and head covering too. Amazingly I stayed warm (and I am also a person that gets cold easily). I also got compliments on the appearance of the jacket.
I gave it 4 stars for quality only because I have had it just a week so I don't feel I can give it an "excellent" until I see how it holds up. I think the size was true for me (small) as I was able to layer under it and still have unrestricted movement. I do wish the sleeves were just a little bit longer but as I have longer arms than average I didn't mark it down for that. I used the thumb holes but they do get a little tight and uncomfortable after wearing all day (I have this problem with other products with thumb holes too).
Although the days I used the jacked were very cold, there was little wind. At times there were a few gusts and it seemed to block the wind but I would need more use in windy conditions to adequately assess how it performed.
Overall a great jacket, I think it will be a favorite!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

love it

PostedDecember 20, 2013
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mom26
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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
my daughter lives in it - warm enough outside in MI, somehow not too hot for brief trips inside. lightweight yet WARM. my other daughter wants one!! great value
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This jacket is GREAT!

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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Debbie62
Location: Chicago suburbs
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 ordered this jacket and it came pretty quickly. I was prepared for it to be a little small, but it fit perfectly. It is super warm and has come in handy with the weather being colder than usual in the Chicago area! Would order again! :)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this coat

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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Claire88
Location: Oberlin.OH
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was a bit nervous when I first received this coat as it looked too thin to be warm enough, but it's just fine. Not only is it thin and flattering, but it keeps me warm and blocks wind very well. Great coat!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product is flattering.

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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Libby3
Location: Creede, CO
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 my new Kaleidaslope II jacket. The fit is very flattering although it runs a bit small. The quill color is my favorite. I live in the mountains with temps up to 30 below and this jacket keeping me warm. I'm going to try it out on the slopes in the next few weeks!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for Winter

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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StylishWinterGirl
Location: Wisconsin
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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
When I got this jacket in the mail I wasn't sure if it would hold up to Wisconsin's winter weather but it does. It is the warmest jacket I've ever worn and it has a great fit too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I love it!

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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dhill3
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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 got this jacket because I was looking for something that was light, but that would still keep me warm in the cold weather. Let me tell you, it has survived some pretty nasty cold weather here in Oklahoma. I love the fur in the collar and the omni heat works great at keeping me warm. I'd say it is pretty true to size. I typically wear mediums and that is what I got. So far it is all that I hoped it would be, very pleased :)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Beautiful, light and warm!

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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ThreeDogOwner
Location: Denver, CO
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
This jacket is very light but warm; stylish yet functional. It has unique stitching to give it a little flair. The gray fuzzy collar is very soft when the jacket is zipped all the way up. Plus it has hand/wrist warmers that tuck back under the sleeve---I was afraid they would show and they don't. I have gotten a number of compliments on this jacket. this jacket has become my instant favorite!
I would recommend this product.
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