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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193 out of 201(96%)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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5 / 5
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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

Perfect light weight jacket.

PostedDecember 18, 2011
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Location: Phoenix Az
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket fits and looks great. Not too bulky and very warm. I've received lots of compliments on it.
Activities: Hiking/Trekking
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Wife loves it!!!

PostedDecember 29, 2011
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Location: Auburn, AL
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for my wife for Christmas. She loves everything about it. Keeps her very warm for such a lightweight jacket. It runs a little small so she recommends to get a size larger than you normally wear. She tried one on in the store before I ordered this. Quality is off the charts same as all other Columbia products.
Activities: Trail, Skiing, Hiking/Trekking, Boating, Other, Snowboarding, Vacation
Conditions: Sunny, Snowy, Windy, Freezing
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

The Reviews Were Right!

PostedDecember 21, 2012
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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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
I read all of the positive views & Im glad they were accurate. I wanted a lightweight, warm stylist jacket & thats what I got. Yes I will have to keep on top of the washing since I got it in white, but I was prepared for that. Anyway, this jacket is slimming, definitely warm, I love the soft furry collar ( and I didnt think I would). The wrist/hand warmers are nice, a little tight at first, then they loosen up. I wouldve still loved this jacket even If it didnt have them. Oh, & I cant forget , the price was reasonable!
I bought this in a size Small, Im 5'0" petite & busty & I found this to be the perfect size for me. This is great for everyday wear, sporty & stylish.
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

A superb and stylish jacket

PostedJanuary 17, 2013
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Location: Northern Wisconsin
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this jacket. The quality can't be beat, and it is a beauty as well. Also warm, lightweight and comfortable. You get what you pay for.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

love it

PostedDecember 20, 2013
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Location: Ann Arbor MI
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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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 7 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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Location: Ohio
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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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
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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 8 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

1chic

PostedFebruary 17, 2015
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Location: Salem, OR, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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Runs Very Small
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This is the second jacket I have purchased, enjoying both. They keeps me warm, sometimes when in a car, too warm. It is light weight, fits perfectly. Would purchase more, but I think 2 are enough.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice but not what I was hoping

PostedFebruary 23, 2016
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Location: Muncie, IN, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I was looking for a coat to be my main winter coat in Indiana, but it isn't going to be warm enough on its own, so looks like I'll have to return it. I loved the furry collar, it was so soft. The Omni-heat definitely makes it warmer than you would think for being so thin. The mineshaft color was awesome. I didn't notice from the pictures, but the front of the coat has these flappy little layers that I worry would catch on things. In the pictures online it looks like they are just seams, but they aren't sewn down. The fit of the coat didn't work for me, and I could have probably gone down a size because it flares out at the bottom and without a drawstring to tighten I'm sure it would be pretty cold and drafty. This would make a decent Fall/Spring coat or for somewhere with mild winters, however it just doesn't cut it as a Winter coat for my climate.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Just the jacket I was looking for

PostedApril 6, 2016
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Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great light weight jacket for chilly spring or fall weather. Also it does not pick up dog hair like fleece jackets which is a plus. Love this jacket!
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

Kaleidaslope jacket

PostedDecember 27, 2011
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Location: Cincinnati, OH
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Love this jacket. Light weight yet warm. Fabric is great. I have gotten many compliments on the look of the jacket.
Activities: Other, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Did not repel rain

PostedDecember 29, 2011
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Location: West Virginia
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this for my 29 year old daughter who wore it skiing on a day it was sleeting. She said she got soaked and will only be able to wear the jacket on days it is dry. She loves the color and style of the jacket, but is disappointed in the function. She normally wears a medium, but decided after trying it on in the store that a large would work best for her.
Activities: Skiing
Conditions: Snowy, Rainy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Thin and keeps in the heat

PostedFebruary 19, 2012
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Location: Pittsburgh,Pa
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I dislike wearing bulky coats in winter.So I bought this jacket and wore maybe a week,got into car accident and they had to cut it my clothes off.The first item I wanted insurance to pay for was this jacket.Its amazing!! Would recommend it to everyone!!
Conditions: Snowy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love!

PostedOctober 23, 2012
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Location: Louisville, Ky
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 bought this after spending a year researching jackets and I could not be happier! It is very warm, comfortable, slimming, and who doesn't love thumb holes?! The fit of the jacket is stylish and not too bulky. I am 5'3" and weigh 125 pounds - the small is perfect.
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

Great Winter Coat

PostedNovember 11, 2013
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Location: Easton, Pennsylvania
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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 jacket fits wonderfully and is warm without all the puff of feather down jackets! I was concerned at first that this thin jacket would not be enough for my cold Pennsylvania winters but with temps dropping to the 30s already I have had no problems. The wind blows and I feel nothing!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

New favorite coat!

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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Location: Bend, OR
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my new favorite coat. Light and warm. It's perfect for walking in 20 to 30 deg F weather.
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

Warm and Stylish!

PostedOctober 13, 2011
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Location: Hot Springs, AR
I love this jacket! Even when trying it on in the store, you can feel omni-heat going to work. Mine is black and it reminds me a of motorcycle style jacket, with all the warmth and construction Columbia is known for. I love that it has clips for my gloves on the sleeves, and the pockets are lined for when you forget to clip your gloves on. The cuffs will keep the cold out of all the places it tries to sneak in, and the fur lining around the neck makes it super cozy.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Outstanding!

PostedJanuary 4, 2012
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Location: Grants Pass, OR
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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This is hands down the best jacket I've ever had. The Omni Heat feature really works, it's stylish, the fit is good, it is lightweight and not bulky. The construction is superb and the rip stop fabric makes it go anywhere - the perfect cold weather travel jacket.
Activities: Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Windy, Freezing
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

If we had a real winter...

PostedFebruary 26, 2012
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Location: Louisville, KY
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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
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I love this new jacket. The color, although described as metal, is definitely a bluish green color, not a gray as I would suspect. I would have been really surprised by this had I not seen one in a store and fell in love with it. The online color is completely different to the actual jacket.
I really like the fit of the torso part of the jacket. The sleeves run a little snug so I can only wear a light sweater under it, probably not a sweat shirt or anything that heavy. Fortunately that has not been an issue because of the unseasonably warm winter we have had this year.
The jacket is super lightweight and not at all bulky. I really like the little details in the design . It adds a more feminine touch and I don't necessarily look like the StaPuft marshmallow man.
The lining is a little space age but it does its job to keep me warm.
Activities: Other, Commuting
Conditions: City, Windy
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

Love this coat

PostedJanuary 16, 2013
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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
Love it Love it Love it - got this for my 17 year old daughter and she wears it all day at school, and for a while when she gets home. The design is very flattering and different from all the other coats. I am going to get one for myself!
I would recommend this product.
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