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.
Overall rating:
4.72 / 5
4.7
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5
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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
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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
True to Size
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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

Great lightweight winter coat!

PostedOctober 21, 2013
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Location: Ohio
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 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 5 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
True to Size
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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 6 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A Good Winter Coat

PostedNovember 11, 2013
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Location: Findlay, OH
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like the way the coat looks and fits. It is warm but not bulky.
I spent a lot of time outdoors last weekend wearing the coat and was mostly comfortable. It was about 35 degrees and windy. I needed to go back in and put on more layers.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 7 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great buy

PostedNovember 12, 2013
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Location: Buffalo New York
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased the women's shimmer jacket size extra large. It is light weight and easy to wear. It is true to size and provide warmth from you own body. Overall it was a great buy.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 8 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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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
True to Size
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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 9 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great coat overall!

PostedNovember 18, 2013
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Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
it is a very good coat and it sure does keep me warm. the size i got was what the sizing chart recommended, but i felt that it fits a bit bigger. other than that it is very nice and stylish. I enjoy it and it will sure keep me warm this winter.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 10 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Length too short

PostedNovember 19, 2013
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Location: Ishpeming, MI
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I bought the jacket for my daughter to wear when she was outside with her boys. Although I think it would have warm but not bulky, the length was way too short. My daughter is average in height but it barely came to below the top of her snowpants. She would have been constantly trying to pull it down if she was sledding with her boys. I had to return it.
I do not recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 11 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Radical

PostedNovember 21, 2013
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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 really liked this jacket. It is SUPER light and it really does keep you warm. I wear it walking to class, and it is wonderful, especially when it's raining/snowing. Sometimes it's even too warm (which isn't a bad thing at all, especially since I plan on wearing it all winter). It's also very soft and it looks good. I've gotten compliments on it. It's pretty radical.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 12 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this coat!

PostedNovember 25, 2013
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Location: Missoula, MT
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
I love this coat! Living in Montana the winters get very cold & I love that this coat is warm yet not bulky. I can still be active outdoors and stay warm! I love the bright color also, much better than drab black! I got the red hibiscus.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 13 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 14 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Winter Jacket I have Ever Had

PostedDecember 5, 2013
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Location: East Gull Lake, MN
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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 just moved to Minnesota from California, and I purchased this jacket as an every day coat that can keep me warm. So far, I have worn it doing everything from shopping around town, skiing, and shoveling snow. This morning I wore it shoveling snow (it is 6 degrees, colder than that with the windchill) and I was toasty warm but still able to move well enough to get my walk way cleared. I HIGHLY recommend this jacket! It does run small, so order a size up from your usual, especially so that you can wear layers underneath. This is a great product, and I have a feeling I will be a Columbia fan from now on!! I plan to get gloves and boots with the same omni-heat technology- so amazing!
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 15 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
True to Size
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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 16 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT COAT!

PostedDecember 10, 2013
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Location: Chicago
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 would reccomend everybody buy a Columbia. This coat is really light so it fits like a jacket;however, it keeps you WARM (due to Omni heat) just like a huge winter coat would.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

women's shimmer flash jacket

PostedDecember 13, 2013
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Location: Texas
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 warm and lightweight it feels good to wear,
especially in cold weather when I take the dog for a walk, and I love it so much. So Warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Boom.

PostedDecember 15, 2013
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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 live in Indiana and the temperature has already gotten into the single digits. It was chilly and windy the other night - while my legs froze, my upper body felt fine. This coat has done a great job of keeping me warm. It doesn't trap excess heat, so sometimes I don't feel like I can possibly be that warm, but my upper body isn't cold, I'm just not excessively warm. If you like having a lot of extra heat trapped around you, this coat will not do that.
Very breathable material and the coat only weighs a pound or two. It's very movable and not stiff. The material is a slicky-type but it doesn't make that obnoxious rubbing sound when I move. The sleeves are a perfect fit and my arms are long. The comfort cuff on the sleeves are nice for keeping me warm and keeping air out, my only complaint is that I like to wear hoodies underneath and that makes my wrists bulky or my sleeves don't reach my wrists, which can be annoying. The hood is warm. The pockets are soft and warm. The pockets don't have very large openings, which is great for keeping the air flow minimal but it can make it slightly difficult getting things in and out; it's great for keeping my hands warm though. The top of the front zipper has special cloth lining it so that when it rubs against your skin it is soft and not abrasive.
I haven't used the inner pocket yet but it is very large. There is even a very tiny slit to fit my headphones through to listen to music with the iPod inside the jacket.
My hips/waist put me at a small but my bust put me at a medium, so I ordered the medium; definitely a good choice. The jacket comes an inch or two past the top of my jeans and generally I like longer, but I haven't really had any problems with the jacket not covering me when I sit. I am 5'9'', 135 lbs.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
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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 20 for Women's Shimmer Flash™ Jacket
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Loved this jacket, great color, light weight but very warm.
I would recommend this product.
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