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 Stars
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47 out of 49(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Review 1 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Definitely RECOMMEND!!

PostedMarch 25, 2014
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WarminMinnesota
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I live in Minnesota and this coat holds up to cold temperatures. I am very pleased with how warm it kept me during our frigid winter weather. Only concern is that some of the seams seems to be fraying every so slightly, so I hope that this does not continue, as I hope to have this coat for several years. Overall, very pleased.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Functional and Stylish!

PostedFebruary 6, 2014
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Christina2
Location: Blacksburg, VA
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
This coat is fantastic! It might be the warmest coat I've ever owned. It's lightweight, but the reflective heat technology keeps you so warm. My college town gets extremely cold in the winter, and I can wear this around campus and feel protected from the elements. I first discovered this coat when I tried on my friend's, and although I'm usually a small, my friend's medium fit me great! It's also very fashionable! I wear mine just about everywhere right now because it goes with everything and it's so cute!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This jacket is lovely:)

PostedJanuary 26, 2014
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Sandy49
Location: Hermitage, PA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
My new Shimmer Flash jacket is lovely and not bulky and it is lightweight but very warm! I received it during the coldest and snowiest weather on record on Pennsylvania and it is perfect! I am truly enjoying this well-made, stylish and functional jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

AMAZING

PostedJanuary 22, 2014
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Beah
Location: Chicago, IL
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
Oh my gosh i love this jacket! It's so comfortable and simple to wear out to a party or wear to dinner. I love it.
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

Great jacket

PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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AKCee
Location: Alaska
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 my second one! It is the lightest-weight, warmest jacket I have ever had. Great fit. My only complaint is that the fabric in the pockets keeps getting caught in the zippers.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love it!

PostedJanuary 18, 2014
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Iowa14
Location: Iowa
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
This coat is awesome! It feels so light when you are wearing it and not bulking and heavy like some winter coats are. It is very warm. I did have to order a larger size so it would fit in my shoulder area which made the bottom part around the waist a little bigger then I would have liked, but overall fits well. Love it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE IT

PostedJanuary 16, 2014
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kikiki
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.
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Review 8 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedJanuary 16, 2014
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DeAnn
Location: Portland, OR
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket is so warm. It get the job done and it is light weight.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Color is not what it appears

PostedJanuary 15, 2014
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Emma1221
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I received this coat one day later than it was supposed to arrive. I opened it at night when there was only artificial light and I was almost horrified to see a traffic-cone orange color. In comparison to the picture of the coat on my computer I would never call the coat Red. The next day in natural light it looked a little better, but I still was not happy with the color.
Unfortunately I can't comment on the warmth of the coat because I returned it the next day.
Also although every review I read said the coat ran small, I didn't find that. I ordered a Medium, when I would normally order a Small, and found it to be big and shapeless, it didn't look good on me at all.
I returned the coat the next day. I was also very upset to have to pay for the return shipping myself.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable, Minnesotan winter-proof!

PostedJanuary 14, 2014
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Christi4
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.
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Review 11 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight but not luke-warm

PostedJanuary 14, 2014
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ErinMeerkat
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 12 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Lightweight

PostedJanuary 13, 2014
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Greeneyes52
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 13 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing warmth in a very lightweight jacket!

PostedJanuary 11, 2014
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RunninSuz
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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
Love this jacket! Great looking, very soft and comfortable and so warm for such a lightweight jacket. Have some Columbia zip up boots with Omni-heat and have never gotten cold feet. Thanks for making a very functional jacket that will get much use!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent!!

PostedJanuary 9, 2014
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Garrett
Location: Seattle, WA
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 this coat! It's so soft, WARM, and comfortable. Great product that I would recommend to everyone. I usually wear a size small but chose to get a medium because it runs a little small. It's a great fit and color. I love it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent!!!!

PostedJanuary 9, 2014
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Zoey07
Location: Northwest, Indiana
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
This jacket is amazing! It is super light and not bulky at all. We recently just had a snowstorm with temperatures at -16 with -43 degree windchill and the cold never touched my upper body. The only thing I worry about is how durable the jacket is, I'm afraid if it catches on something it will rip easily just because it is so light...but so far every thing has been fine! I couldn't ask for a better jacket and I am very picky. This is the first one I have ever really loved!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This product does have great features like the thumb loop to prevent riding up

PostedJanuary 8, 2014
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Kim59
Location: Lunenburg , ma.
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
N.E. Weather has been below normal since we received jacket and has performed excellent.will definitely stick to columbia from now on.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 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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Jewells
Location: Portland, OR
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
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 18 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

This coat it very attractive and has nice features.

PostedDecember 27, 2013
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rozyskye
Location: New Hampshire
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought the Shimmer jacket. I originally got a medium as that is the last Columbia I bought, however it was too small. The sleeves were long enough but the fit was a little tight. When I received my large jacket, the overall fit was good, but the sleeves are too long. I am 5'6" and always have trouble with sleeves, but this time it is the opposite. They are about and inch too long and hang down to my knuckles. The thumb holes seem to tug just a little and the armpit area is a little tight but bearable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

warm but thin - great coat!

PostedDecember 24, 2013
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meganofmichigan
Location: michigan
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
love this coat. so warm but so thin. absolutely wonderful. the colors are bright (blue) and perfect fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Super warm Jacket

PostedDecember 23, 2013
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ColoradoMigrant
Location: Denver, CO
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
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Wore this jacket during Denvers "cold snap" when it was in the negatives for a week and it worked like a charm.
The fit is slightly small, but other than that the jacket was a wonderful purchase. Super light weight, yet keeps everything warm.
I would recommend this product.
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