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Women’s Alpine Action™ Omni-Heat Jacket


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Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
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Style# 1562241
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


A warm winter coat with a sophisticated air—the waterproof Alpine Action Jacket is crafted with our patented thermal-reflective technology and 100g of synthetic insulation for all-day warmth. The jacket’s premium cross-dye fabric features a lovely texture and full waterproof breathability, while a suite of ski-and-snowboard-ready features anticipate your other on-mountain needs.

  • 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
  • Ski pass pocket
  • Center back length: 26"
  • 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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Women’s Alpine Action™ Omni-Heat Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 115.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The style is great. Great warm winter jacket, just wish it came in more color options.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best winter jacket ever! I have lived in winter climates my entire life, and this is a great jacket. It is very lightweight, but the omni-heat keeps it very warm. The gaiter sleeves with thumbholes are a great feature to hold in body heat, and the assorted pockets are very convenient. At the sale price, this is a great deal. Normally I wear a M, but the L fits perfectly, so I believe they run a bit small.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpine Jacket I have to say this is the Best Jacket I have ever bought. It's light weight doesn't weigh you down. Never once did I ever get cold while wearing this Jacket. Water proof really works, warmth really works.. I highly recommend this Coat...
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Kept me warm and dry all winter.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from buttons on one edge of lining are completely on the opposite side The buttons on the left edge of lining are completely on the opposite side. So they are asymmetric left and right.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ski jacket This ski jacket has great style and fabric. I skied in all kinds of conditions and never got wet and I stayed warm.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from price doesn't meet up to to quality very expensive jacket and still cold when i wear it
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woman's Alpine Action My first Columbia jacket is ongoing that is very similar to this one. I bought it almost 10 years ago, & it still got lots of life left! The Omni-Heat really does the trick! At this price, it's a steal! If I had the extra money, I might buy it in a Small instead of the Medium I bought years ago. I thought I would need to layer, but the first snow storm & cold snap, I found myself unzipping not only the main front zipper, but the underarm vents as well! For reference, I'm 5'4", 95 lbs with boots on, however I'm short-waisted, small chested, & I think my arms are long, yet I've never had any problems with the arms being long enough with Columbia! Pay attention to the fit style. If you want extra room, order up, if you're ok with thin layers, order your regular size. Trust Columbia. They won't let you down!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not warm enough Since I am always cold, I was looking for a nice warm coat for winter for walking the dog, waiting at the bus stop, playing in the snow with the kids, etc. I read reviews for this and other Columbia coats and thought this one would fit my needs. Unfortunately, I don't find it warm at all, so I only use it on mild winter days. The styling and fit is nice and flattering, but I'm disappointed with how warm it is.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent LOVE this coat. It is light but very warm. Great style and well made. Good job.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket My daughter is ridiculously picky, she's a teenager, I worried like crazy when we got this. She absolutely loves it! Thank god!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small - not warm Ok for spring skiing. I needed something warmer. Very disappointed about having to pay shipping to return even that I purchased another jacket.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great item light weight but very warm while skiing, love the zippered pockets kept my valuables safe.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice jacket for the snow Well maybe I consider this jacket to run bigger than normal because I'm 5'0" and around 105 lbs, but the XS is still a little big for me. I had a friend try it on and she is around 5'3"-5'4" and I thought it fit her well. I bought this jacket because I needed a snowboarding jacket for Lake Tahoe, CA. After one run, I took off my long sleeve and just used this jacket with a tank top under for the rest of the day and found that it provided enough warmth. I did fall, however, and snow did get under the jacket with the powder skit snapped on, but again, I am very petite. I think armpit vents would make this jacket more complete.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great ski jacket very comfortable, warm and easy to move in. love it
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short in torso, runs small I wanted to love this coat based on the reviews, but it was very oddly short in the torso. It could be because I'm slightly on the taller side (5'6"), but I have never had this problem with any other coat and I do not have a very long torso. It does run small so if you are between sizes, order up. Not too thrilled with the length of the coat as I compared it to other coats I had in the same size and it was significantly shorter. Had to pay $13 to ship back. Keep that in mind when ordering.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat This coat is very warm and super cute. I am a huge fan of Columbia's puffer style jackets but decided to try this one because it looked warmer and it has lots of pockets. I hate carrying a purse so I love pockets in my clothes especially my jackets. I don't ski or snowboard but I hate being cold. This jacket is cozy. It is a fitted jacket so I ordered a size bigger because I wear hoodies and I didn't want it to be too tight. I really like the cuffs with the thumb holes. My only complaint is the chin area. It is super stiff when zipped all the way up and it can be a little annoying, but it keeps every bit of cold air out so I can live with it. Other than that it is great!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Love it!! I was looking for several months for an everyday winter jacket that is light, very warm and comfortable from the minute I tried it on. This jacket does it all. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New coat I love this coat. I originally ordered a Large based on some reviews stating in runs small but I ended up returning it for the medium. I think it fits true. I love the extra lining by the wrists which extends the length of the sleeves, with thumbholes. It's very comfortable and sharp looking. I would reccomend and I would repurchase. Nice and warm also without the bulk.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I just wore this jacket for 5 days in Park City Utah skiing and it was great! Love the pockets for your lift ticket and cell phone. It does run a little big. I am normally a medium and ordered a large. It was perfect after I got my base layer on to ski.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awkward fit I followed the reviews and sized up to a large from my usual medium in Columbia. The bottom fit well but the top was super bulky in a rather awkward looking way. No amount of sweater wearing could justify sizing up for me. I think a medium would have fit great everywhere except my hips so I'll just be returning.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get it!! This is a wonderful coat! My Wife loves it!! It is very warm and light weight. It goes beyond my expectations!!! And it looks sharp!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fashionably warm I ordered this coat with no idea what fit I would find and was pleasantly surprised to discover a trim look with lots of extras. The sleeve extension with thumb holes are great for keeping out the cold and there are lots of adjustment options and pockets. The fabric has a rather dressy look to it such that I was comfortable wearing it everywhere. I purchased the black in size small which was perfect for my 5'4" 110# frame. Very posh.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm on the coldest campus mornings I received this coat as a Christmas gift. It runs just a bit small, I normally wear a medium and a large fits perfectly. I am a university prof and the omni heat keeps me toasty warm on those cold campus morning walkabouts.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect coat for biking in 30 degree weather! I ride my bike to class everyday and it's typically 20-30 degrees and extremely windy. This jacket is absolutely perfect! It keeps me warm from my core to my arms to my wrists! I am 5'6 and about 135 lbs but I have a large chest (>DD) so I listened to the reviews and purchased a size up and got a Large. it fits across my chest well and is very comfortable. For someone who needed a durable but not super bulky coat for every day biking in cold and windy (sometimes rainy) weather, this jacket is absolutely perfect. Definitely recommend! Plus, free shipping with the Columbia rewards system which is also free. Couldn't have asked for a better coat or better deal!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I bought this for a last minute ski trip and I didn't know I could love a jacket this much! It kept me warm, has tons of pockets, is light weight, and was very easy to move around in. Only con I can think of is that the velcro can get annoying - it kept getting stuck on my sweater. But overall one of my favorite purchases in a long time! For reference, I am 5' 5'' and 145 lbs and a size medium was perfect.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat I love this coat. I live in Pittsburgh and we have had a very mild winter since I bought this coat. Temp hasn't gone much below 20degF. If we ever get another cold spell, with wind chill often below zero, I will give an update. Customer service very helpful when I had a question. I have never had a serious complaint about their products.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever jacket The Omni-Tech and Omni-Heat technology makes this stylish jacket a perfect match for my lifestyle, I exercise outdoors every day, and being able to stay warm and dry in winter weather without having to bulk up with a lot of layers is terrific. For temps 20 - 40, I am toasty warm with just a light T-shirt underneath, and by 25039 minutes into my exercise, start unzipping a little to cool off.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for fishing Jacket fits great and is warm... perfect for ice fishing in Minnesota! !
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd buy one in each color! Ipurchased this coat thinking I'd like it, but it's the only one I wear wear now. I do love it! I bought the black in extra small, but I'd buy the purple if I decided to purchase another coat. The sleeves are long enough (I have long arms) which made me really happy too! It isn't too bulky and fits so comfortably! The only thing I'd change is replacing the Velcro with magnet pieces so my clothing isn't getting caught in the Velcro more. It'd feel a lot cleaner and save my sweaters, which is what I wear everyday.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this coat! I needed a new coat because I rely heavily on public transportation and during the winter it is awful standing outside without the proper coat. I have had this coat for a week so far and it keeps me super warm! This jacket is perfect for winter and rainy season. The hood is a little big for my head but something I'm definitely willing to overlook because this coat serves its purpose. I'm definitely glad I made this purchase.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the jacket Just got this jacket. Great fit with plenty of room for layering. I am 5'5 120lbs. Very comfortable, love it.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this coat! This is the best coat I have ever purchased! It keeps me warm and protected from the wind. I love the detachable hood for the rain in the Pacific North West!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love it! I asked for this for Christmas for a new Snowboarding Jacket. I like to snowboard in spring so the weight of this jacket will be perfect. I usually wear a small in Columbia jackets but the reviews said this jacket ran small, so I got a medium and it's perfect. (I'm 5'3/132lbs)... The features of this jacket are great for mountain sports (pocket for goggles/eyewear, zipper pockets etc)... I can't wait to wear it - it's so comfortable and will be great for active wear. I only rated the function a 4/5 b/c I have yet to wear it on the mountain but I anticipate it being perfect. I've worn it outside here at 30 degree temperatures and been warm so I think snowboarding in it with layers should be warm enough too.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Jacket! I love this product! Fits great, isn't to puffy and awkward. Is so warm! The Omni Heat feature really makes a difference. I have been wearing this jacket for just about everything!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Jacket This jacket kept me warm through the subzero weather last weekend. Love that it's wind proof. Also like all the zippered pockets, and it looks sharp.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very warm and comfortable Love this jacket so far, have not worn it in the snow yet but from the omni heat tech I can tell it will keep me warm. I ordered the red it is definitely not red it's more of a coral color. Overall loving my new jacket:)
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits great Finding the right size took me awhile. I am 5'2", 108 lbs. the sizing put me between XS for the bust and hips but my waist size in Small. I got the Small and it fits great. I can layer a pack able down vest and polar tech jacket under it without tightness. The jacket kept me warm in 30 degree weather. The detachable and adjustable hood helped keep the cold off my head. There is one large mesh pocket inside and a small one with a zipper at the inside flap. I would have liked another large pocket inside. Haven't worn this while snowing yet but I think it will be great for hiking and skiing.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I bought this for a trip to Colorado next month. However Wisconsin has gotten seriously cold wind chills the last couple days. This jacket is amazing. It is warm fits great and is definitely waterproof. I love my purchase and will buy this jacket again I'm hoping this one lasts a long time.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I've had this jacket for over a year now, 2 winters! By far the best jacket I have ever bought! I love the extra pockets and it really does keep me warm! Even in below zero temperatures!! It's not super bulky and overall a great winter jacket.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from casual ski trip Pro:my first ski trip at Colorado at keystone mountain. The jacket is prefect. It keep me dry any warm with three layer system clothes (base, middle layer and this jacket) high quality jacket. comfortable to wear, Con:one down side is that I have smith helmet (Gage version) the hood cannot really go over that helmet. I try to put the hood over the helmet,jacket became very uncomfortable to wear at that point, cannot zip up the jacket after the hood go over the helmet. Columbia need a bigger hood. conclusion : Columbia need to make a bigger hood to support the helmet in market better.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!!!! This jacket is on the thing side but the Omni shield takes care of that!!! If it's super cold I just throw a sweatshirt on with it!!! I absolutely love this jacket!!!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New coat I love the color and it's so warm.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features This jacket would be perfect if it was a little warmer, had vents and the skirt buttons were actually tight. Loose skirt buttons don't do much good when you're trying not to get snow in your pants. :(
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent in every way This jacket was purchased in the medium light mossy color for my 13-year-old daughter, and we both loved it so much that I went back and purchased the large charcoal / black color for myself. The thumb holes are a favorite feature, as well as the two inside pockets. It is a warm, stylish jacket that we will both enjoy for years to come. When taking it off and people notice the silver omni-heat lining inside, they stop to ask what it is and where they can get a jacket like it! Highly, highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket! Jacket was for my 10 year old daughter who,is normally a women's small but the medium fit nice will allow sweaters underneath. Not bulky but warm equals happy daughter and mom!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm This jacket is warm, and comfortable. I usually dislike winter jackets because they are so bulky, but I feel like I can move in this jacket! True to size. The extra pockets are a nice addition as well.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied Customer Definitely a great coat for this Chicago weather.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This jacket is perfect for outdoors activities in the winter and for everyday. I love it. It keeps me warm and fits great :)
Date published: 2016-12-04
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Bust 32-33 34-35 36-37.5 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top

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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping

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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