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Women’s Alpine Action™ Omni-Heat Jacket


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Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Active


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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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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 63 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by not good for extreme weather This is a nice kick around town coat but not for extreme temperatures due to the omni tech lining. review is more for the omni technology. I am a dog musher and winter camper. I am outside daily and in extremely cold temperatures. I purchased omni wear for warmth and found that it works as long as you are wearing it. if the garment is removed and exposed to coldtemperatures the omni lining becomes extremely cold and is counter productive and causes chilling if you put the garmet back on. October 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing coat!!!! Im 5'1'' 104lbs ordered size small ( usually Im xs) and the size is perfact!!!! very light weight! Very comfortable! just LOVE it!! September 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I just love it! Light weight, very comfortable. Perfect insulation and waterproof. I used it for hours in the snow: playing and skiing. Never got cold or wet. Smaller than the other ones I have for travel. August 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAZING!! This jacket is perfect!!! July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Size Up at least one size This jacket is warm (no, HOT, actually!) and very stylish. Definitely a great purchase. I purchased an XL and am pretty much a TTS XL, but this jacket (and almost all Columbia jackets, actually) runs a size small. I would need an XXL in order to wear this coat, and would probably be better off with a 3XL if I wanted to wear a sweater under this coat. Buy this coat, but size up at least one size. Note to Columbia - please offer your jackets in 2XL, 3XL sizes. June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product I live in Southern Ontario, Canada, this is warm enough for our winter, good product! May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket I bought this for my wife. She does not like being cold. This jacket kept her warm skiing in cold, foggy and windy weather. It was 10-15F. It fits comfortably. Not bulky! The sleeve has a nice pocket for RFID pass cards. Sleeves are nice with the thumb slit. She is 5'2" 115 February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome product Perfect for skiing or cold weather in general. I was warm all day. February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Favorite Jacket! I've worn this jacket in below zero degree weather and it has kept me warm. I am usually a small on top, but I ordered a Medium after reading reviews and it fit me perfectly. This is the best jacket I have ever owned and I definitely recommend purchasing it. It has a ton of pockets and it keeps me so warm! Love, love, love it !!!! February 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by elbows small I am 5ft5in 130lbs. I returned the medium sized jacket. I was love with this jacket!! The body fit nicely, but the arms of the jacket was way too small, especially in the elbows. it was not a jacket you could layer. Im sure it will fit somebody, their sizing is a bit off. I am normally a size small. February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good quality and function Great for outdoor snow activities...lightweight and warm. Wore it in 4F weather...not warm enough for just walking, but good for skiing/boarding February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for DC Metro Area Winter I ordered this jacket after our last blizzard to make sure I was well equipped if mother nature decided to throw us another. It keeps my upper body nice and warm and I love that the pockets are lined/insulated. I'm 5'3 135 lbs and the medium fit perfectly (enough room for bulky sweaters underneath). If you're looking for a jacket to keep you warm in <21° temps, this is the one. February 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great jacket, but... I bought this jacket a few months ago and initially loved the jacket. I frequently buy products from Columbia and am typically very satisfied. Everything about this jacket seemed great: very warm, not too heavy, stylish, etc.. After only wearing the jacket about 10 days, the zipper broke and i'm no longer able to zip the jacket at all :( January 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by satisfied customer One minor note: When zipping up the coat my wife has trouble getting the zipper started. January 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by bulky, too small this may be a great coat for someone with a smaller bust, but for me- size med, but a 34DDD- this coat is terrible. it makes me feel super bulky, theres no range in motion, and i cant layer under it. the worst is if i sit, by lower back is exposed. it sat a my natural waist, which made me feel even more top heavy. like i said, if you have a small bust, this coat may work for you, but as someone with big breasts, this is not the coat you are looking for. January 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great jacket This is a great jacket. Not intended for temps below 35*, unless you have room for a sweater or sweat jacket underneath. At first was a little stiff, but with use loosened up. January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great ski jacket bought this coat for my daughter. fits her beautifully and is very warm. another great Columbia product. January 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great! This is exactly what I was looking for, a little thicker than I expected, but it was actually perfect once I got used to it. My only mark down is the hand/thumb holes are a bit rough and not the most comfortable to wear if stretching out at all. January 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great but the color is NOT accurate. I ordered this for my daughter because she wanted a red jacket. The Ruby Red color is a dark pink. It is NOT red. Although it is great quality, I am returning it because it isn't what I thought I was ordering. December 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very warm coat! Coat runs a little small. I can still get a sweatshirt on underneath it but it's a little more snug than I would like. The coat has been very warm so far. Living in MN I wanted a warm coat. I got the ruby red color coat and it is more of a pink color. Not exactly want I was hoping for but it will work. December 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overall an awesome jacket I bought this jacket to use for snowboarding but completely fell in love with it and use it as much as possible. It keeps you super warm and is incredibly light weight. It allows for plenty of movement. The only problem I have had with it so far is that when I completely zip it up its a little uncomfortable on the neck. Overall definitively worth it. I love it! December 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it This is my first jacket from Columbia and I am so glad I bought it. It truly does keep you warm and free of water. It is also very comfortable, I wear it around the house as a blanket! December 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Alpine Action Omni heat may be warm if you are moving, but it isn't when you are standing still. I had also ordered the 650 turbo heat jacket and returned it as I thought the wind would blow up the bottom. Living in Minnesota I want a warm coat as I am a freeze baby. My 20 year old Columbia is warmer than this. Think I'll go back to a big down jacket. The fit is nice so am keeping for a fall coat. December 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Too small. Usually wear a large and read reviews about jacket running small so I ordered an X-large which was entirely too tight, so I returned this jacket which of course is an additional expense. December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Coat Perfect for the cold. Couldn't ask for more. December 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ruby red is not red, its pink I like it anyway but I was expecting another colour and its clearly not red. December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'M FINALLY WARM I have been searching for a winter jacket that would actually keep me warm in the winter with no luck. Finally, I found this wonderful jacket! The Omni heat is awesome and really works! Absolutely love this jacket! If you have long arms like me, go with a size bigger than you would normally wear and the sleeves fit perfect. December 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great looking jacket but runs small in chest My daughter loves the coat, but it is a tad small in the chest area. She is only 13 with an average sized chest, but I would have liked the coat to be a tad bigger. If I would have ordered a size larger, I think it would have been huge. December 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 stars I've always loved Columbia products and this jacket certainly does not disappoint me! It's true to size, keeps me really warm, and water resistant. One reminder I'll give is that please get a size bigger than your normal size. I'm 5' 1" and 112 lb. I got XS - it fits me really well and looks stylish. But the thing is during winter I wear more layers than usual. When I have more layers, its a little tight. I should've thought of it when I bought it. But it looks really stylish when it fits you perfectly. So its kind of a dillema. December 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Satisfied Bought this Jacket to replace a jacket I had for 8 years, I am satisfied with my purchase. It keeps me warm, so far. We haven't had cold enough temps here to really test it out. December 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket! When I received this coat I was a little nervous about how warm it would be because it is so thin, but I can tell you that the Omni Heat works great! I took my pup on a hike in the upper 30s with only a short sleeved tee shirt under my coat and I was perfectly warm. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs and ordered the small. It fits great, and I still have plenty of enough room to wear a sweatshirt underneath for when it gets really cold. I'm totally happy with this jacket and can't wait to wear it all winter long! December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket Would totally purchase again, given the option. The colour is fab and the fit is great, true to size. My biggest 2 factors were warmth and staying dry and I love both features in my purchase. I don't worry about wearing a huge sweater underneath to stay warm and simply pull up the hood to walk the dog, no matter how hard the rain in coming down. I would buy/recommend for a friend. December 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by very warm Absolutely love this coat!! It snows alot where I'm from and it's perfect to keep warm on those extra cold days. I highly recommend this product November 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pockets on pockets Love it! I'm 5'3" and 112 lbs and the size small is great even with a sweatshirt underneath. I got the ruby red...I thought it looked burnt orange in the picture but, when I got it, it turned out to be more of a pinkish red. Bright redish category either way so I wasn't too worked up. All the pockets are great even if you are not skiing. The hood is the perfect size when you put it on and can be removed. The pockets are great and warm and the whole coat is completely water repellent. Favorite thing is how water droplets just run off the coat. November 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by love the jacket hate the colour The colour is supposed to be Ruby Red - which I expected to be a true red. Red is my favorite colour and I was really disappointed to see that it is a hot pink. Pink is my least favorite colour! I like all the features enough that I am keeping it. It came very quickly once ordered and I tried it out tonight in mixed rain/snow. It was very comfortable, warm and kept me dry. November 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Jacket! Just runs a smidgen small! I tried on a Medium in a different style and it swallowed me, thus the reason for ordering the Small in this style. When I got it in, it fit with just a long sleeve t-shirt on. Now putting it on with the Women's PFG Harborside Fleeve vest, was a different story. The jacket was a little snug through the chest and abdomen area. I definitely love the style of this jacket and will be exchanging it for a medium! November 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not Thick enough This just costs too much for what you get. It was absolutely not warm unless layered with a fleece, but for the price it should come with one. The fit was ok, very slightly large, but not enough jacket for me November 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Highly Recommend Granted this is my first Columbia jacket, I am completely satisfied with my purchase. Extremely high quality. Only complaint would be breathe-ability. Could use air ventilation under arms. October 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the colour and cut of jacket. Only missing a place to attach a lift pass. Sure would be nice to be able to have the ability to remove ski lift pass from coat to pant on those spring skiing days. September 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Square shape coat If your short then this coat would work. I'm tall and thin to short in arms and body. September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy, Warm, Fitting Jacket This jacket fits really nicely, and it is warm and not too bulky! I would definitely recommend this jacket. September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maternity jacket I normally wear a small so I bought this jacket in a large because most of my pregnancy took place over the winter. I gained 35lbs and it only started to get snug at the last week of pregnancy. It saved me from spending a fortune on a "maternity" jacket and kept me warm and active all winter long. May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for my Snowboarding Days Bought this jacket and wore a fleece underneath it for my snowboarding trip. I was toasty Hot!!! The temperature were in the 30s at Whistler at that time so it did not help. I ended up taking off the fleece and only wearing the jacket with my thermal underneath. It kept me warm throughout the day. One thing I have a complain is the left front top pocket. For some reason the water does get into the pocket even with the zipper on. My ticket got wet after the whole day of snowboarding. I bought the bright red color version and it was beautiful! I normally wear XS on the top but this jacket fits fine with S with rooms for another layer underneath it. January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by the best coat ever! I have this coat for a month or so. I have the pink one, the color is terrific! got a lot of compliments for it. The coat is very flattering. it snowed this weekend (Israeli snow, but still), and it kept me very warm and dry. probably the best coat I ever had! it is comfortable and yet - very pretty. January 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very disappointed Surely I didn't purchase the same jacket that is being reviewed so highly here. This is one cold jacket!! I think the 'aluminum foil' interior attracts the cold. I wore it in 35-40 degree weather in NC hiking in the woods on a sunny day, and froze to death. Never got warm, kept getting colder. Layered with a fleece jacket underneath and still froze. Dunno how these folks in the colder, snowy climates managed to stay so toasty warm. I just don't see it. I will be returning it. (On a positive note, it fit great and I will be very sad to see that gorgeous purple go...) December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by New England Winter Ready Coat! I bought this jacket as a birthday gift for myself, and I couldn't be anymore satisfied. I'm generally a medium, but I ordered a Large just to be on the safe side. The jacket fits me well, but seems to be a little too fitted for a large. I would suggest that if you're regularly a large, that you buy a size up. So far I've worn this jacket in as cold as below 20 degree weather, and I've remained absolutely warm. Sometimes I find myself getting overheated and become tempted to take the jacket off. The hood is adjustable, which is perfect for the wind, and when it rains. This jacket keeps me warm, and safe from the cold weather, and rain. This is definitely going to be my winter jacket for a a few years. December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice and warm I love this jacket. I am always freezing , but I've been warm in this jacket. I've worn it out in windy and 20 degrees. The black is more a dark grey. The thumb holes on the sleeves are awesome. I am 5'9" and wear a 12 usually. The XL fits well, the sleeves are just long enough. December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite coat of all time! I was looking for something to keep me warm while I played outside. This jacket gives me mobility and I don't feel the wind while it's blowing. It's by far my favorite coat. I was recently caught in a rainstorm and this coat kept me dry and happy. My friends keep trying it on because they like it too! I would buy this again! More colors please! December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent quality I usually wear a medium but I listened to the reviews that it runs small so I ordered a large and it fits perfectly. I live in Maine where it's cold and the jacket keeps me warm and dry. Before I chose this jacket I shopped around, looking at all the brand names and this one was the best. I'm very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend it. December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Product - Buy larger than expected I love Columbia coats. My current one I have had for a long time but it's too snug. Living in MN is cold, so I came back for a new coat. I took my measurements and saw the size I should be was between S & M. But with the fit being "slightly small" I went up to the M. Upon arrival, the M now fits the way my current XS fits... too snug to comfortably zip. I now have to ship it back and get a L! December 16, 2014
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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

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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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