Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket

Columbia Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket

Durable ripstop nylon repels stains and rain while the Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining give this super lightweight insulated jacket points in the warmth department. Offered in a rainbow of colors from conservative to super bright, the Shimmer Flash is a sure favorite of those who like conquer cold conditions in style.
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4.7
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48 out of 50(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent product!!!

PostedSeptember 13, 2013
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Location: Montevideo
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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Excellent product, comfortably!!! I love it, also is not heavy and really really smoothy!! High recomend it!!!
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 2 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Coat

PostedOctober 16, 2013
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Location: Central Nebraska
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
My wife loves this coat. It has not been truly tested out in the real cold yet.
I would recommend this product.
-5points
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Review 3 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love it!

PostedOctober 18, 2013
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Location: Bend, 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It's warm and fluffy and comfy and it looks great!
It really keeps the body warmth, haven't felt cold since I bought it. It's awesome!
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 4 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Classy & Sporty Warmth

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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Location: Indianapolis, IN
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
Classy lines. Sporty look. Thumb holes keep all that reflected heat in. Layer underneath for skiing. Toss over a tee for running in the cold. I love my flash jacket!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Warm jacket

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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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Loved this jacket, great color, light weight but very warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

deceptively warm

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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Location: Overland Park, KS
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 ordered this jacket online and was disappointed by how thin it was. I never thought that this light of material would ever keep me warm enough. I was wrong! This jacket keeps me SO warm. I love the option of the wrist cuffs with thumb loops. On particularly cold days (temperatures below 15 or 20) I will wear a light fleece underneath and I usually get too warm. I would recommend this jacket to anyone!
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 7 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Modern retro

PostedDecember 17, 2013
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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
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I love this jacket. I have had many compliments about it looking retro but modern retro. I have worn it curling, hiking and ice climbing and it has performed well for all those activities. It kept me warm, in -5c , -10c temperatures. I would recommend this jacket for causal wear but if you are looking for a winter jacket for colder temperatures like -20ish then I would suggest one of Columbia's down jackets
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 8 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Fantastic Winter Jacket!

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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Location: Tinley Park, IL
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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This jacket is my first Columbia product. It is lightweight but warm. I have tried the jacket outside in single degree temperatures and have been totally impressed. I would not hesitate to buy another product from Columbia!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Everything I was hoping for!

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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Location: Pullman, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Got this jacket because I wanted a less bulky winter coat for the Pullman winter. Within the first week it was tested in -10 degree F weather, and it kept me nice and cozy. The fit is great, I'm a fairly active person and it moves and breathes very well. It's a really great coat; I have already recommended it to several of my friends.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 10 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for small women and teens

PostedDecember 30, 2013
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Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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 bought this jacket for my h.s. daughter. She loves that it is lightweight and warm and good in the rain. Perfect for Portland! The XS fits her well, as she is in the size 0 - 2 range. It looks so nice I wish I had one for myself, although I would choose more subtle colors. She loves the purple.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Lightweight

PostedJanuary 13, 2014
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Location: Shelton, CT
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
Nice jacket. Great for layering. I wish hood was detachable.
But, overall, always pleased with Columbia's function ability
and stylish looks. Will add this to my growing collection of Columbia outerwear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight but not luke-warm

PostedJanuary 14, 2014
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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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Its hard to believe that such a fitted lightweight jacket could be so insulating but this one really is! I also love the fit of this coat - its hard for me to find a long and slender cut in warm coats but this one is very flattering. I took this snowshoeing last weekend and it was perfect
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable, Minnesotan winter-proof!

PostedJanuary 14, 2014
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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
I bought this jacket in black. It looks and feels like a high quality product (which is what you expect from a name-brand like Columbia). I ordered the small, as I'm usually on the fence between that and medium and I'm quite short, and it seemed a bit small at first, but worked out well!
As a Texan, I feared my upcoming trip to Minnesota in the winter of 2013, but this jacket kept me completely warm at -20 degree (F) temps with a -60 degree (F) wind chill! (I wore about two layers underneath along with a scarf of course)
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 14 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE IT

PostedJanuary 16, 2014
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Location: NH
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 was skeptical that it would be warm enough for skiing or even be that cute but I absolutely love it. Its really cute and very warm even in New Hampshire and I'm really excited to use it. I got the purple in a small and im about 5'6" and 130 and it fits very well... great price for a great jacket by a great company.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 15 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great lightweight winter coat!

PostedOctober 21, 2013
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Location: Ohio
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am impressed with how lightweight, but warm this coat is. This coat fits very well and is not bulky or puffy like most coats are.
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 16 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE IT

PostedOctober 23, 2013
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Location: Hobart, Indiana
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
I love everything about this coat.... I work outside all day rain, sleet, or snow and this coat works wonders.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 17 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable and Warm

PostedNovember 17, 2013
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Location: Vail, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket! It's really lightweight but so warm I can be outside with just a T-shirt underneath.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 18 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great jacket

PostedDecember 2, 2013
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Location: Detroit MI
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
Bought this for the wife. She loves it, super warm, super light weight, this jacket weighs less than 2lbs. The first day she wore it, it was bout 25 deg F outside with 20 mph winds. Her statement was "kept me super warm, and while I was in the store shopping I didn't even realize I was wearing it"
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 19 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Women's Shimmer Flash

PostedDecember 9, 2013
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Location: Tillson, 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best jacket I have ever owed. So happy with this purchase that I ordered a second in a different color!
I would recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 20 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this jacket!

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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Location: braham,mn.
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I was very surprised when this jacket came and it was so light.I didn't figure there was any way it could be warm,but it is.I love everything about this jacket.It is so lightweight that it is very comfortable to wear shopping,no bulky coat to have to hang on to.I have had a lot of compliments on how it looks and how it fits.
I would recommend this product.
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