Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Zenith Vista Jacket

Columbia Women's Zenith Vista Jacket

Styled like a trench, built like a high-performance technical jacket with waterproof protection and our innovative thermal reflective lining.
Overall rating:
4.562 / 5
4.6
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5
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Rating breakdown 32 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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28 out of 30(93%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice jacket but unable to shorten due to materials.

PostedNovember 20, 2014
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ShellyB
Location: Atlanta
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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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I really like how this jacket looks and fits. Where I have an issue with this jacket is with the construction that prevents the sleeves from being shortened. Since I am not very tall, any jackets that don't have a snug band around the wrist have to be shortened. Unfortunately the materials used in this jacket prevent it from being shortened unless the sleeve are cut off a few inches up from the cuff and then re-attached with a seam further up the sleeve. My tailor even tried to open the sleeve at the shoulder to removed length and could not do so because of how the lining was attached to the jacket.
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Review 2 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Investment

PostedSeptember 13, 2014
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DeLoreseP
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased several years ago at full retail price; still have jacket; best in all seasons; chic, sophisticated, so plain and simple yet elegant and full of quality and it shows when you wear it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Not a cold weather coat

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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TiffanyH
Location: New York, NY
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
This coat is stylish and has a great tailored fit. I bought it as a warm winter coat that would still be stylish enough to wear to work. THIS IS NOT A COLD WEATHER COAT - especially for the winter we're having. It's perfect for a spring/fall rain coat, but I don't think it's appropriate for cold winter days. It's very thin and light and should be advertised as a rain coat. I was disappointed as I thought it would be warmer and $250 for a rain coat seems expensive for what it is. I ended up returning the item b/c it's not what I was looking for. But, if you're in the market for a seasonal rain coat, this one is great.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very nice mid-season jacket

PostedJanuary 26, 2014
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becomingamazon
Location: Everett, WA
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
Very flattering and nice mid-season jacket. Not super warm, though warm enough to be fine in 40+ degree weather if you aren't walking far. VERY waterproof. Sleeves are a bit long.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

womens zenith vista jacket

PostedJanuary 22, 2014
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ann42ad
Location: nc
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
The item was a little too small for a large and I had to return it.
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Review 6 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product is amazing

PostedJanuary 13, 2014
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Tory
Location: Ludington, 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
Exactly what I have been looking for!! Looked and looked for a basic classy jacket that I could dress up or down. This is so much fun to wear with dresses or jeans and great feel being light weight and classy!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

NOT WARM

PostedJanuary 1, 2014
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nonickname98662
Location: Vancouver, 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I, a normally overheated menopausal woman, just wore my coat for the first time. It is overcast, 46 degrees and no wind. As I walked the outdoor shopping center I became cold. In spite of wearing a sweatshirt under my coat, my arms were cold as if I were wearing a sleeveless coat.
The coat is well sewn, lightweight and has deep pockets.
I intend to look into Columbia returns policy as I need a warm coat.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Really nice Jacket

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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nurseroxy
Location: Salem, 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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I really like the versatility of this jacket! It fits well and is comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

This product looks and functions great.

PostedNovember 4, 2013
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tle51
Location: San Diego
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this coat. Looks great, quality is great, keeps me comfortable in rain and cool weather. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the sleeves were a little long and I couldn't tighten them enough to shorten them. Wore it all over Mexico and looked great even in the evening in Mexico City. Great pockets on jacket if you don't want to carry a purse at times. Got lots of compliments on coat.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for Travel!

PostedOctober 25, 2013
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Doef
Location: Dublin Ireland, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:Yes
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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I bought this jacket for a study abroad in Ireland. It rains a lot and it has kept me dry everyday this week while others looked soaked around me! If you want a rain jacket that is more sassy and sophisticated and keeps you dry, then you need this jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Meets all your outdoor needs with style

PostedJune 2, 2013
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itsy
Location: Silverton Oregon
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
Meets all your outdoor needs with style.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Rock solid

PostedMarch 20, 2013
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LJWM
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
The construction of the jacket is top-notch. But, for the price, two details bother me. First when I button the cuff to tighten the fit the coat pulls at the button -- there should be reinforcement to the button area so the fabric folds and lays nicely. Second, the belt should have a innerfacing so it is stiffer. When I cinch the belt the fabric folds over. These details would have made it a more-polished city coat.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Women's Zenith Vista

PostedMarch 9, 2013
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Tonia
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Everything about this jacket is great. The rain rolls right off of it. I love that the hood has a lip on the end of it, because it helps to keep the rain off of my face. The little bungee cords to tighten the hood around your face are awesome, great feature. I was unsure if a medium was going to big enough because I usually take a large in jackets, but they did not have a large in stock, so I went with the medium. It fit perfectly. I can't wear anything too bulky underneath it, because it then becomes too tight. The only thing I wish was different, and that I am slightly displeased with is the length of the jacket. I thought it would be longer. It hits right above the knee which leaves a gap between where my rain boots end and the jacket starts. When it is raining that area becomes soaked. All and all I am pleased with the product, and I got express shipping, and received it right before a huge storm. I am so happy I did! Because of where I live, I am outside everyday walking, so this jacket is a perfect addition to my life!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Works Hard/Looks Good

PostedFebruary 27, 2013
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denise07
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm tall and this jacket fits well. It looks better on than in the photos. I like to tie the belt behind. I do need to add a fleece liner below 45 degrees, but it has kept me dry for two seasons now. The pockets are excellent, there's even a handy wrist pocket for MAX tickets. This was well worth the investment.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this coat!

PostedFebruary 19, 2013
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Kirsten29
Location: Illinois
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This coat is great! I love how it looks, and the quality is great! I am surprised with how warm it is. I am defiantly happy with this purchase!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Cute but not warm

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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julias
Location: Chicago, IL
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I thought that this coat will be for the winter season. Unfortunately you can wear it and stay warm only when the temperature outside is in 50s and high 40s. The length of this coat is way above your knees.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

So glad I bought this coat!

PostedJanuary 28, 2013
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KSizzle
Location: Portland, OR
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Functional and super cute. I had bought a similar jacket from another outdoor brand (rhymes with ForthNace) and sent it back and kept this one. Not only does this one fit better and look more stylish, but the belt (rather than the tie on the other one) stayed cinched nice and tight and the Omni-Heat really does help keep you toasty warm. I do think it's just a tiny bit roomy - I think if I had known I might have gone with the x-small. But then again it allows you room for some layers.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great coat

PostedJanuary 19, 2013
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ttiigeerr
Location: Portland, Or
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased this coat so I would have another jacket to wear to church with nicer clothes or an everyday jacket in wet weather.
I have worn this coat quite a bit & I've not had problems with it. It is comfortable & it keeps me warm though I have not worn it in weather colder then 40 F yet.
I bought a small it is a little big in the waist but it allows me to wear layers & it has a belt to cinch in if necessary.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Northwest style, function, and fit to perfection!

PostedJanuary 12, 2013
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jkinPDX
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This fitted raincoat gives a more refined look for the pacific northwest weather. Columbia is focused on the details that make a difference. Pockets everywhere, with zippers too. Deep hoods and sleeve length that fully covers. Thank you for understanding our needs!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Zenith Vista Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

At Last I've Found It!

PostedDecember 29, 2012
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Shary
Location: New York
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I've been looking for a winter coat that is both slimming and warm. Usually I could only find one or the other. Columbia's Zenith Vista is my preferred winter coat. I found that the sleeves were a bit long (reaching my knuckles) and a little loose. It hinders when the cold wind shoots up my sleeve but that is solved with a thick sweater or gloves. It's perfectly warm and looks great!
I would recommend this product.
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