Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Sweet As™ Softshell

Columbia Women's Sweet As™ Softshell

Armed with clean lines, a flattering silhouette and Omni-Shield® advanced repellency, this sleek softshell protects from showers and stains alike so you stay comfortable and protected during activities in cool, unpredictable weather.
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4.5
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5
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32 out of 35(91%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Review 1 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Didn't meet expectations

PostedNovember 3, 2013
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DZ123
Location: Cincinnati
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
I have come to expect high quality from Columbia but was disappointed in this jacket. The inside of the jacket looked unfinished as I could see stitching and there were loose flaps from folding over the fabric. I could almost ignore that if the coat was what I expected but it wasn't. Other reviews gave me the impression this was a great "between seasons" jacket but I don't think so. It was very lightweight. I wouldn't wear this in any temperature between 40-60 degrees. Overall, for the price, I expected a little better. I returned it, spent $40 more and got something that actually meets my needs and meets my expectations of quality for Columbia.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedOctober 27, 2013
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Laura24
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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 the jacket. I bought this for rainy weather...it works great. Being a person with a long torso and lengthy arms this was a perfect fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
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2 / 5
2 / 5

I'd love it except...

PostedOctober 21, 2013
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MtnMeg
Location: Rockville, MD
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I've been wearing the jacket (which I love the fit, texture, weight, etc) for four days, and the hem is already coming out of the bottom. The jacket is not too small, i.e. is not pulling tight, so I can only assume that it wasn't made well. I'm really disappointed. And while it won't keep me from buying Columbia again, I'll certainly be thinking twice about it in the future. Sad! :(
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

soft shell

PostedOctober 20, 2013
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klka4
Location: Minnesota
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great softshell for an excellent price. The color are more vibrant than the picture, true to size. Was a little disapointed in the sewing around the cuff, not the best job and nothing like what I have experienced from columbia in the past.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice features, great fit

PostedOctober 3, 2013
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PercyB
Location: Shiprock, NM
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
The sleeves were longer on this one. Other than that, I love it, it fits like it should.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love!

PostedSeptember 19, 2013
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lovethisjacket
Location: Michigan
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I absolutely love this jacket! Perfect for a rainy day, or just a cool fall day as well!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great all-purpose jacket

PostedSeptember 10, 2013
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Mommuloid
Location: Maryalnd
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
My daughter brought this as her only jacket and went all over England and Scotland. It was effective at blocking the wind and rain, and a light fleece fit under it. It is also very light to carry and packs small. My daughter hates "noisy" or plastic-like raincoats. The soft shell is indeed soft and passed the peevish teenager test.
A great jacket. There is no insulation, so for chilly days you do need another layer, but you can't beat the versatility.
She liked it so much I got one for myself, but sized up to a Medium to fit other layers underneath (other jackets I have are small).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great price for a quality jacket!

PostedJuly 25, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Burlington, VT
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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great jacket for the low price, compared to most Columbia jackets. The fit is a little on the snug side at the hips (my hips are slightly bigger than the Medium measurements in the sizing guide so that's probably why :-)), and a bit generous in the chest. The material quality is great, and the details are all there - a comfortable angle on the zippered pockets, reinforced stitching at the wrists, etc. And I love the bright colors! I bought the "Hyper Blue" one, which has a great slimming effect due to the light blue side & back pieces contrasted with the bright blue front. I've worn it on a rainy summer day so far, and it kept me dry and warm, but not *too* warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome lightweight softshell

PostedJuly 25, 2013
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abbie237
Location: Denver, CO
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this top for hiking 14ers in CO, as the summits can be quite chilly and blustery even in midsummer. This jacket fits the bill perfectly, not too heavy and very breathable. It's great for highly aerobic ascents when the wind is really going, and for short hang out sessions at the summit. It packs as well as expected for something that will ward off the elements they way I need it to. I am VERY happy with this jacket. I also LOVE the hyper blue color with contrasting trim.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Jacket

PostedJuly 21, 2013
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Kaitlin07
Location: Oregon
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
Great quality and comfortable. Good for everyday wear and rainfall.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Women's Sweet as Softshell Review

PostedJune 23, 2013
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Midwesterner
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased this jacket online after seeing it in a size small at a local sporting goods store in my area. I needed a larger size and was told to go to the Columbia.com site directly.
I needed a summer jacket for cooler and rainy weather and I am very satisfied with this jacket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Not for layering

PostedMay 26, 2013
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Annejacket
Location: Aiken SC
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket is fitter and I have received several complements. It is a nice spring/summer windbreaker.
Jacket's medium fit is similar to a blouse medium. I live in SC and like to use my windbreaker year round, layering a fleece jacket underneath. This will not be possible with this jacket
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A great light jacket

PostedMay 23, 2013
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momrak
Location: Gaylord, 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
I wanted a light jacket for the chilly rainy days in northern Michigan and this fit the bill perfectly!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great fall and spring jacket

PostedApril 15, 2013
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RiverGoddess
Location: SLC, UT
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great colors, princess seamed, long enough arms (I have34"). Not super warm, more of a layer piece or windbreaker. Used it for my High Angle Rescue class in Sept/Oct and it was the perfect weight. Plan to use it in the river this summer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Women's Sweet As™ Softshell Review

PostedApril 8, 2013
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Imprty2
Location: Chicago
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I love the color, however when I ordered this product I was under the impression that it was lined and could be worn in chilly weather. I have to wear a jacket underneath to stay warm but I love it for cool weather. I do feel the price was a bit high for a jacket with no lining.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Light and Comfortable

PostedMarch 29, 2013
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DingoMom
Location: Maine
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very comfortable jacket, beautiful color scheme (india ink). I was bummed when in the first week my dog stamped me with a muddy paw, but the omnishield held up and wiped clean instantly.
perfect for 30-50 degrees, wind and light drizzle.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Ok but not great, not what I wanted

PostedFebruary 23, 2013
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susie4565465
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
This is just a plain jacket, not what I was expecting (I wanted some kind of soft, technical wetsuit-but-breathable material, this jacket is rather hard and nylon-ish).
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Loved this Jacket!

PostedFebruary 20, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Albany, NY
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I love this jacket. I chose the "Berry Jam" color, and absolutely love it! The purple is so fun and bright. The jacket is very comfortable. I actually would say that it runs a little big, I can comfortably fit a sweatshirt under it, which I do time to time when I'm outside. I would definitely recommend it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great jacket

PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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Mbraun
Location: Portland, OR
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
Not to warm and breathable. Great fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Sweet As™ Softshell
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome soft shell

PostedFebruary 16, 2013
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Stephdz
Location: Albany, NY
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
So this jacket is great and functions exactly the way you want a soft shell to function - I sometimes find myself wanting to wear it as a sweatshirt, it is that comfortable.
The stitching on the left sleeve by the wrist isn't perfect ... It's not the first time I've seen that happen with columbia, so I'm not sure what's going on there, but not bad enough where I would return it, and besides that, the jacket is great. Totally recommend it 100%
I would recommend this product.
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