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Women’s Alpine Action™ Omni-Heat™ Jacket - Plus Size


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$142.50 $190.00
Style# 1562242
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Uses: Winter
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1562242
Uses Winter


A cozy beauty of a winter coat crafted with advanced waterproof breathability, 100g of toasty insulation, and our thermal reflective technology which conserves body heat. A set of ski-and-snowboard-ready features get you ready for the mountain while unique line-dye coloration stands out in a crowd.

  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed
  • Active Fit
  • Wind proof
  • Insulated
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • PU Zip on chest
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Media and goggle pocket
  • Center Back Length: 28"
  • Imported

  • Shell: 72% nylon/ 28% polyester Legacy Dobby
  • Lining: 100% polyester Omni-Heat™ Reflective Microtex Light
  • Insulation: 100% polyester microtemp XF II, 100g
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sporty! Alas, my jacket is not likely to see any "Alpine Action", but I sure look and feel like a skier when I'm wearing it! I love the all of the slimming and cool features of this jacket. Thank you, Columbia for putting a PU zippered pocket on the front! Okay, I don't really know what a PU zip means, but it seems to be a super-rare feature on plus-sized jackets and it looks so darned cool. This jacket looks so sporty, fits like a dream, if not a tad snug (go up a size if you wear sweaters!), and looks like a super high-end coat costing twice its price. Dear Columbia, thank you and please bring this back next year in some super fun colors or patterns and I might just show it off in or near a ski resort...on my way to a mall. October 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yippee! I am so thrilled with this jacket! For the first time in years I have a stylish jacket in my size , most jackets made for my size and shape are frumpy well not this coat ,it's cute & fashionable that is also drumroll Warm!!! I love the colour! I got nocturnal and hot coral the coral was brighter in the hood area than I anticipated but not in a bad way and in the front zipper pocket the colour is more muted so it's perfect! I just received my jacket today & went for a walk wearing it this evening and it monsoon rained with extreme wind ,I stayed warm & dry ! This coat repels water ! Can't wait for snow and skiing ! Thank you so much Columbia for making this in my size which is 2x and I'm Apple shaped with large chest and the fit is perfection ! October 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome I live in rural Alaska and my mode of transportation is a quad. I needed something that is wind and waterproof. I normally wear a 1x but purchased the 3x based on reviews and the fact I wanted to be able to wear a hoodie or fleece underneath to make sure I stay warm. This size was perfect so I could layer if needed and still have room and be comfortable. This last week I was able to put the jacket to the test as we have had nothing but rain and high wind. This jacket exceeded my expectations. It not only keeps me dry and warm but it absolutely wind proof also. I am 100% positive it will hold up the same once the snow hits. I also love the style, color and fit of the jacket and o course all the zippered pockets. I would love to see Columbia make this jacket with some reflective stripes....that would make it even better! October 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Ever Jacket I am very impressed with the quality of this jacket. The detail is very well made and I love the sleeve cuffs with the half glove that keeps the sleeve in place all the time. The fit is perfect. I rec'd my jacket 5 days earlier than expected. Thanks September 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product Bought this jacket for my daughter who spends a lot of time outdoors. She had owned a Columbia jacket before and loved it. She gave it to a charity and was searching for a new one. She was so happy with the new one I purchased one for myself also. Awesome product February 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice Jacket I am normally a size 16, but this coat runs small around the hips. It is nice in person and great material, so from a 1X i have to go up to a 2X. This surely makes me feel even more self conscious to know I have to go even more up a size, because name brand companies only make these jackets for skinny no booty girls, even for something that states its Plus Size! February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight, warm and figure flattering Love my new jacket. It's warm but lightweight and is very fashionable. I'm a plus size and this jacket has seams that hug my curves but not in a tight way. February 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice looking jacket The jacket is nice looking, fits good. My only two wishes for it, is that it to be warmer and longer. I'm 5'11" and I know I have a long torso, but it's unfortunately a tad short for me. February 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket I have been looking for a jacket that fits right and keeps me warm, and this one is perfect. I love it! February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket I like everything about this jacket, especially the omni heat feature and the cleverly placed pockets. The omni heat makes it warm without bulk. I would buy another in a slightly longer back, as this one just comes to the back of the butt. Only feature I might add is double zipper so you could open the coat around the hips while riding in the car. January 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by You Gotta Love It! I bought this Jacket to prepare for the worst belated winter. At work I have to be outside shoveling and plowing as needed. And all I had under was a thermal and a tee shirt. And let me tell you the first snowstorm New York had this year I was outside til 3:00am and I was warm. Normally I wear a XL to a 1X , I bought a 2X and it was perfect. I Love all the pockets inside and out. Its very form fitted. January 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it i love this jacket this is my second one I have purchased over the years I loved my first jacket so well had to order a new one when the old jackets zipper broke. January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Jacket The jacket is warm, stylish and comfortable on and off the slopes. As for size, the jacket in the chest and arm area are good, but the jacket is a bit short, however, I am a taller person. Recommend this jacket to those loving winter sports. January 27, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Learning to love it or list it I ordered a larger size as recommended by others. Fit in hip area was OK - but can't wear a sweater under this garment. Has to be re-adjusted after rising from sitting. Sleeves and upper torso large..too much bulk around the neck area...a problem when driving. It is warm and lightweight - so there is that. Not sure of the functionality of the inner wind-blocker - it bunches up when driving or walking- may need to cut it out for a better fit. January 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice jacket, but not very warm This jacket is not as warm as I expected, but has a nice outer shell for blocking wind. Need to layer underneath if you want to be warm in temperatures below 30 degrees or so unless you are doing a vigorous activity. I normally wear a 2x or size 20, but ordered 3x based on other reviews. Is roomy enough to fit needed layers for warmth underneath. 2x would have fit if extra layers weren't needed. Would have expected a warmer jacket for the cost. January 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Color is gorgeous and bright. Very true to picture. I ordered the purple. I wear a 20-22 ontop because of big boobs and the 3x fitted well with room around the waist. January 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm Sleek but does the job of a bulky coat. Ready for winter now!!* January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! Well after reading everyone else's reviews, I ordered this jacket. Mind I'm 5'7" @ 225 lbs. so I ordered the 3X thinking it would be just right. Well when I received it, it was way too big. I chose to give it to my sister who is 5'4" @ 250 lbs. and more bustier than I am and it fit her perfectly. So I'm off to order a 2X for myself. But love the jacket, very light weight, super nice material and color. Plenty of pockets. The sleeves are my favorite with the thumb holes and attached to inner sleeve. January 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed with warmth of jacket My son bought me this jacket for Christmas. Was so excited as I have two other Columbia jackets that I've had for 18 and 20 years. The new Omni Heat does not keep me warm. Was very disappointed. Like the old style fleece lining in the older Columbia jackets. January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits well and keeps you toasty I like that the coat gives you enough room to move without restriction while also not being boxy or baggy. There is some movement noise, but it is not obnoxiously whoosh-whooshy. There are plenty of pocket options and most peripheral parts are adjustable, which is nice. The thumb loops is something I appreciate in layers, but have never had in a coat. I do like them, but your wrists can be crowded if you have a lot of long layers. The hood is nice, but I do find it a tad bulky in the back and catch myself tilting my head forward, so that's a thing to consider. I appreciate that I can remove the hood. The lining and interior of this coat do an amazing job of keeping you warm. So far I have greatly appreciated being both dry and warm this year. Additionally, the slight pattern in color [creates a heathered appearance] makes the coat seem less boring, but not garishly different. It's very subtle, but I like it a lot. December 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Coat Sheds water and cuts the wind. Layer for warmth though. December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it love this jacket but it is a little bigger in the upper chest and arm area but i dont mind that. December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by anonymous I purchased this coat to wear for our harsh winters and I am so glad I did. It does run small so if you normally wear a 2x (like me) you should purchase the 3x. It is so very warm and has so many pockets. I also love how it is more of a contoured feminine coat so it actually looks cute too! December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women’s Alpine Action™ Omni-Heat™ Jacket - Plus Size Love this jacket- Light weight yet very warm- fits well (I did buy a size larger than I usually take). Love the color (Hyper Purple) December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice jacket I love everything about this jacket! It keeps me warm, but it's not too heavy or bulky. The thumb holes are a very nice feature. December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coat I would've like an plus size down fill jacket option as I wanted a warmer jacket but worksbjust fine. I just add an extra layer. December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Coat It's very warm and keeps moisture away. I actually sweated in it while shoveling snow. It does run small as I'm an xl but had to get a 2xl. I highly recommend it. December 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket! This jacket is warm and keeps me dry. It isn't bulky at all an allows me plenty of range of motion when driving as well. December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Runs pretty small but great fit once you find your size I usually wear and extra-large due to my bust size. I had to order a 2x in this jacket but the cut/fit is really flattering. Great quality. December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful color, beautiful coat. I love this coat! The color is gorgeous (hyper purple). For me it runs true to size. It is very comfortable and very warm. The only thing I would change is the fabric on the inside of the pockets. I have 'working hands' that are very rough. The fabric on inside of the pockets catches on my skin, I would prefer slick fabric. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing! December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warmest Jacket Ever! I decided to purchase a Columbia jacket because a roommate, after moving out, left behind their Columbia jacket which I have been wearing now for 15 years. It was the warmest jacket I have ever owned and even though it still kept me warm it was starting to look worn out and the zipper had broken. I wanted another jacket that would keep me just as warm if not warmer and I have never found another that came remotely close to the left behind Columbia. Since I received my new Columbia jacket I wear it all the time. I got the purple Alpine Action omni-heat jacket and it is just as warm as my last one. I could not be happier with my purchase and feel it is well worth the money I spent on it because I know it will last at least 15 or more years. Thank you Columbia for making a great jacket!! December 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth every penny! I absolutely love my coat. It has so many great pockets for storage. The comfort and warmth it provides makes it worth every penny. I only wish it came in pink too. December 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Coat Love this coat.. Like the fact that I don't have to wear a heavy sweater under it to keep warm outside.. Just wish that it was a little looser in the arms November 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by This jacket was not waterproof I purchased this jacket to take on one of New Zealand's great walks, the Kepler Track, in the mountains of Fiordland, because I really needed something that was waterproof, warm and would fit me - it's a volatile environment where storms can come up really quickly. I assumed it would be fine because it was "guaranteed waterproof". I was really disappointed to find this was not the case. We were walking through rain, snow, hail and high winds, and I became soaked through within a couple of hours. This meant whenever I paused I became really cold and I think this was dangerous. Needless to say, this is very disappointing, especially as the product is advertised as a jacket that is suited to alpine conditions, which it clearly is not. November 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Too narrow in the shoulders I purchased this jacket with excitement, as I find it hard to find jackets that fit nicely in plus sizes(especially without having to order a mens). I had ordered a sweater earlier this spring so I knew how the plus sizes fit and was going based off of that fit. My jacket arrived and as soon as I tired it on I was unable to even fold my arms because it was too narrow in the shoulders. I know I'm broad in the shoulders but, sadly I was disappointed in the fit. I was able to zip it up, the sleeves were long enough, and it felt warm and comfortable everywhere, except the shoulders. If you run a little broader than normal, I wouldn't suggest this jacket. November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket True to size and very thin but warm. I've had a bunch of compliments I love it it's probably the best winter coat I've ever had. I got the black but it's more charcoal grey. It's great though very comfy I love the fit! November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Jacket! I love this jacket. It fits well and keeps me warm. November 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too Small This jacket is beautiful, thin and very warm, however, it is super tight fitting! I am typically an XL in women's jackets but was hoping to get one a bit bigger and more comfortable so I ordered a 1X. The jacket barely zips, and when I did get it to zip, I thought I was going to break it. Maybe it's the cut of the jacket? Would DEFINITELY recommend getting a size (or two) bigger, especially if you are big busted. November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product. Light and warm Columbia products are great last over 10 years. Price is expensive but not if you wear it for years. October 30, 2015
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Women's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Women's Performance Top Fit Guide
Women's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide

Women's Body Measurement (Inches)

Women’s Plus Sizing

  Size Bust Waist Hips Short Inseam Regular Inseam Long Inseam
1X 16W–18W 43–45 36–38 45–47 29.5 32 34.5
2X 20W–22W 47–49 40–42 49–51
3X 24W–26W 51–53 44–46 53–55

How to Measure

Women's Size Chart
  • 1. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 15th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 19th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 20th to arrive by the 25th.
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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