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Women's Apres Arson™ Long Down Jacket


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Uses: Winter
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Maximize warmth and protection without sacrificing style. The Apres Arson is a waterproof-breathable, seam-sealed long down jacket with thermal reflective lining for added warmth.

  • Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable, seam-sealed
  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining for lightweight, breathable warmth
  • 650-fill down insulation
  • Removable storm hood
  • Two-way centerfront zipper
  • Zip-closed pockets
  • Interior security pocket
  • Comfort cuffs
  • Removable faux fur
  • Center back length: 38”
  • Imported

  • Shell: Broken Twill Cross Dye 100% polyester
  • Insulation: 85% duck down / 15% feather
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 99 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warmish I loved the original Omniheat jackets, but a long jacket was not offered in the early days of Omniheat. Given my winter novice status, I did not understand how important this was. I've waited five years to justify the cost of a new coat and decided to go with the Apres Arson. I love the longer length, but I don't feel like the down filling is as good as my first Columbia jacket. My arms in particular are quite cold on my morning walk to work when the weather dips below freezing. I would still recommend it for the combination of water proofing and down + omniheat. That being said I have not tried the Turbodown. Perhaps that is warmer? Also, this jacket runs a bit small. November 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shape is weird, but will be very warm I got this coat despite concerns about the bell shape mentioned in other reviews. The coat definitely does have that shape, and I'm not a fan. I'm also pretty bottom heavy so it's strange for me to have that problem. However, I'll probably still keep the coat. It seems like it'll be very warm, and I need something that holds up to Cleveland winters. I also really like the red color. Winter is dreary enough as it is, so I like having a brighter option in a coat. For reference, I got a size small and I have a 27 inch waist, 39 inch hips, and 5'7". Fits snug but not tight in waist, large in hips, and hits just above the knee. November 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE LOVE - Warm and Toasty! WARM Coat. Snowed 6 inches in Chicago today and I was comfortably warm for the 45 minutes spent outside watching the kids play with only a a thin t-shirt underneath). Love that it is water and wind proof (thanks to my daughter for testing the water part with several snowballs). For sizing, I am 5'6", normally wear a 12 or large with a 36DD bust and hourglass figure - no tug or pull issues in the bust or bottom. Sleeves were just past the top of my wrist and the length was just to the knee. The coat is contemporary in style (being mid-30s its important that I don't look "old" in it), tailored with back snaps to adjust it inward offering more of an accented waistline which makes it even more flattering to the figure and not awkwardly bulky. Kudos to the design team - pockets are well placed and not tight - love the warm lining and the sleeve/wrist covers with thumb holes - great with gloves! Hood stays up and doesn't obstruct views. Zipper starts just above the knee and has a reverse zip to allow for more leg movement and comfort while driving/sitting. I still need to test it walking long distance/commuting in high wind, though. I bought it to replace my mink (yes, that's what you have to break out in single digits with 30mph wind in Chicago) as a commuter coat as well as to wear for the football games in December. I figure if I was as warm as I was in a T at 35 degrees, a wool or cashmere sweater at 10 degrees or lower should be more than fine. Oh, and this is my first Columbia in 15 years - that bugaboo set is still going strong and well used for sledding/skiing. November 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by bad zipper, runs very small but..... Fabric: top drawer. Ruff: love it in winter. Waist tabs: extra love it. But the zipper wouldn't budge from the start, it runs quite small * I'm a 14 and it was tight, and * gasp * it has velcro tabs. I'm returning because of the zipper. But if I'd known it had velcro I wouldn't have chosen it from the start, despite the excellent style. I simply can't bear velcro - the way it sticks on mittens, scarves, my sweaters, etc. All things winter. November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First Columbia jacket The jacket is extremely warm and very comfy. It's quite stylish and looks quite different from the others. November 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just got this at the Columbia store Just got this coat & love it!!! I was looking for Chicago-winter warmth with a defined waist. The reviewers who say the hips are TOO generous and "bell" like must be ultra-blessed with man-like figures. If you have standard size 12-14 hourglass curves, you'll love this coat! Plus, the waist-cinched is adjustable so you can bring it in or out to be as curvy hourglass or not as you want. For reference, I'm size 12 Julie pants @ Ann Taylor Loft, size 32 jeans at GAP. I got size XL because I need to be able to fit winter sweaters etc under it. I'm 5'4" and this coat ends just above the knee for me. Last year my thighs were cold waiting the train on the commute, so this should be great. November 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Very Awkward Coat I just received this coat today, tried it on, and am immediately returning it. It looks ridiculous. I read the previous reviews about the hip/mid thigh area being a little large and looking somewhat like a bell, but not all of the reviews seemed to find that to be an issue. Trust me: it's an issue. The hip/thigh area is VERY disproportionate to the waist area. To give you an idea (using the medium sized coat), measuring the outside of the coat in inches, the circumference of the waist area is about 35 inches & the circumference of the thigh area is about 47 inches. November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hot on the Wifey My wife ordered this jacket and looks smokin' hot in it. She wore it to a football game and stayed nice and cozy the entire game. November 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Unbelievably Warm Great coat for a VERY cold climate. Too warm for wear I live. I ordered the Flint Gray color. In sunlight it looks like sage green, in the shade it looks more like khaki green/gray. Nice fur around hat. Only problem is the fit is strange. The bust and waist run very small, then it bells out at the hips. Can't imagine anyone being that shape. The sleeves are very fitted and very long. I ordered a Medium, but way to small. I usually wear a 10/12, I am 5'6", 135lbs, 38" bust. Hope this info helps. October 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by too small, hood not functional As a lot of other reviewers have said the hood on this jacket has nothing to keep it on if there is any wind. You could wrap a scarf around it, but for this price I would want it to have an adjustable cord or Velcro or something to make it stay put. It also was too small for me. I ordered a size small. I am 5'9" and 125 lbs but this felt very snug and restrictive. I wanted to be able to wear a sweater under this, but there would be no room. I would recommend ordering a size up. I ended up returning this. October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durable material. Very well made product! October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Down Jacket After reading reviews I was nervous about the hip area being too large. I am 5'5 128 lbs with no hips. When I received it the hip area was a little larger, but nothing that looked crazy bad. I really liked the length which hit me right above the knee and the Gray color is very flattering. October 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Very Odd Shape and Runs Small I am 5'5 and 135. I normally would order a small in jackets but I ordered a medium because all the reviews said they ran a little small, and the medium fits perfectly on top. It is just very odd in the hips, it flares out so much at the hips. I was expecting it to be a little more snug but I kid not when I say it flared out a whole foot from my legs in an hourglass shape. I will be returning it even though I love the material and the make of the jacket. October 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Coat When I originally purchased this coat, I went off the measurements provided on the website. I'm 5'6", 120lbs with my bust measurements falling in the XS category and everything else in the medium category. I took the safe bet and ordered a medium. It was huge on me, so I reordered the small. It's still a tad loose, but that's ok. My only complaint with this coat is the double zippers. I makes it kind of difficult to get it zipped up. Other than that, I love it. It goes down to my knees, so I'm looking forward to the extra coverage this winter! October 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Best Friend!!! I love everything about my coat, I'm sure you will too! I purchase this coat on sell for $195 final cost $202 USD. My boyfriend always have something to say about what I purchase . He was so disappointed when I told him that, I bought a coat online for almost $200 dollars he said I will be disappointed. He was even waiting on the coat so that he could start teasing me, when I showed him the coat, I asked him what he think about it he said "No comment, all I can say is that, your coat looks great, I believe you made a wise choice". I must admit, the reviews were really helpful guys, thanks for helping me purchased a great product! October 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toasty Awesome jacket have the Mighty lite love for fall in WI..always cold so ordered this in Red, more of a rust but will be ok. Will enjoy the wind resistance in January /February ordered Medium 5'3/125 lbs can wear a heavy sweater under as well only request from Columbia need to figure out how too keep the hood up! Happy Winter! October 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Warm, but not entirely functional Very warm in 40 degrees, but I start getting cold at 30 degrees if I'm not moving around briskly. FYI: I unfortunately am ALWAYS cold though (5'4" 112lbs). This is snug at the waist (got an XS), but I like that. Seems to flare out at hips, but since I am a pear shape, it works for me (plenty of room). I really like the combination of Omni-tech and Higher Down Fill (650+), because I need Water/Wind protection in Chicago. I got the Red color because they didn't have the Coal/Black color in my size at the store. I usually prefer to blend in with the Black/Grey-wearing crowd of Chicago, but my husband really likes this color. Wishes: - Deeper hood/Adjustable hood (Hood doesn't stay on in the wind, and doesn't cover my entire head when I unzip the ugly faux fur (but thank you for making that part removable!). If I keep this coat, I will likely remove the entire hood.) - Zipper should start at base of coat (It's hard to zip, because you have to fold the coat over where the zipper starts. Extremely hard to zip with gloves on. Zipper currently starts maybe 1/4 of the way up from the bottom. ) - Pit Zips (because let's face it, I can't seem to get warm without sweating a little bit. I enjoy this feature in my other coats) I'm still searching for my warm and functional coat for this winter - this is close to what I need, but not quite there October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for those who hate to be cold/ wet. The snobs at REI and similar shops told me you can't find any super warm down jacket that is also waterproof because if it's that cold, it won't be raining. In the Pacific Northwest it often does both, alternating all day. We don't get a lot of "dry cold' days. This jacket is great at keeping you warm and dry. You can sit on a wet bench with dry buns. But what I really like is that I don't look like an ugly old fur trapper. It is actually cute on. The red is a dark red that leans more toward blue-red than orange-red. But it's not too bright. Also, the fake fur trim is dark enough that it doesn't wash out your complexion. It also does not contain a lot of gray. To look younger and vibrant, you don't want a lot of gray framing your face. I can't say enough good about this high-tech, good-looking life-saving jacket. Oh, and the inside is a bright metallic color that elicits oohs and ahs. The only bad thing is that the hood needs a scarf or something to hold it on in high winds. October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best (and in Red!) I bought this jacket last year for winter in Chicago. I walk to work everyday and needed a jacket that would not make me want to die (or freeze to death) as I walked to work at 5:30 in the morning. This jacket is perfect. It's cute and flattering for a large winter jacket and has a fairly defined waist. It is also cozy and definitely kept me warm. There is enough room underneath to layer, but often I didn't need to layer beyond long sleeves or a light sweater because it was so warm. The length is good (keeps your bottom and thighs warm). And the red is fabulous (I got a bunch of compliments). Zippered lined pockets and thumbholes in the undersleeve for my hands are a nice touch. Only thing to improve is the hood (needs some way to secure it in place to keep it from blowing off; wrapping my scarf around it worked but still). It wore well all winter and still looks almost new despite the snow, salt, and rain. I would buy this jacket again. October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A sturdy, warm coat I returned this coat because it was a little tight through the waist. It fit perfectly through the shoulders but the snug waist worried me. I really liked the fabric and the fact that it was waterproof. It would have been perfect for those super snowy days when I am using the snow thrower. It provided full coverage and I'm sure it would have been warm. I am 150 lbs, 5'4" and broad shoulders. I got a large and I think the x-large would have been too big. I exchanged it for the Lay 'D' Down Mid Jacket which fits perfectly. September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The coat I've been searching for, finally! I have been looking for a professional looking, long, warm coat to wear to work during the freezing cold winters here in the Rocky Mountains. I am 5'10", 165lbs, with long arms, slightly wider hips, and usually wear a size 12/L/XL. I originally ordered this coat in an XL due to some reviews indicating that the size runs small, but it was a little bit too big on me. I ordered the L and it fits perfectly. The length is on point, and the coat comes above one inch above my knees. The sleeves are quite long, also, which is a nice surprise since most coats seem to have short sleeves for my long arms. The coat is extremely warm and cozy, and I am impressed with the materials and quality thus far. I like the fur on the hood, but since I bought the item online and it shipped to me in a plastic bag, the fur got quite matted down and looks strange. I'm going to try to "fluff" the fur over the next few weeks to help it to lay nicer. The ONLY complaint I have so far is that the pockets on the sides seem to be about an inch too high for my preference. I feel a little bit awkward when putting my hands in my pockets because it almost feels like my shoulders are shrugged upwards. I think it's just my proportions, maybe, and not the coat's fault?? Otherwise, I really do love this coat so far, and I can't wait to wear it all winter long! September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chicago Winters I got this as a gift for my first Chicago winter. This coat has lasted two brutal Chicago winters thus far and has kept me VERY warm. The coat at times can keep you too warm. I only use it when it's windy and the temperatures drop below 20 degrees. Otherwise, I get really hot wearing it around. Minor Cons: the hood as everyone has stated is pretty useless. I would have liked it to tie or keep up. The wind knocks it right down. The jacket is also pretty heavy. Wearing it doesn't feel so bad but when you take it off and have to carry it around shopping/running errands, it's very heavy and kind of a pain. September 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nearly perfect I was looking at this coat for a while & decided to purchase it at Thanksgiving while it was on sale. I read the reviews and thought I probably should size up since many of them say fits slightly small. (I am generally a solid 8 with my pants, 130lbs, 5.4) The Large was to big, I was swimming in it.. so I sent it back but had to wait for the Medium to come back in stock (then purchased at full retail amount) So far, I have got many compliments. It seems to be very warm and not let the wind cut through. There are two things that I think could be a little different in the design, that would be to have the neck just a bit shorter, & and to have snaps all the way up instead of Velcro. Otherwise, I am really happy with this coat, I like that the black is more of a dark gray & not quilted like many other down coats. I feel prepared for our harsh MI winters now. January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toasty warm in the Windy City I am extremely happy with this purchase! All of the features of this coat are true and work well- including the waterproof technology, omni-heat, breathability and comfort cuffs. It keeps me warm during freezing temperatures. I was a little skeptical at first but there is no comparison to just any other coat. The down feels like I'm sitting on a fluffy pillow or cloud :) The only downside is that this coat is not meant for temperatures above 45-50 degrees. I get really hot, but that is obviously why it's a great winter coat not fall. Since Chicago has winter temps for more than half the year I consider this a great investment for years to come. December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The absolute warmest jacket ever I live in Winnipeg Manitoba and spend a lot of time in Minneapolis. I walk to 25 min to school even when its -40 (and in Winnipeg, it's -40 A LOT). I am never ever cold in this jacket, it is the absolute warmest thing I have ever owned. Like the other reviews said, the hood can fall down in the wind, but I find since I have my face pointing down when it's windy it doesn't happen as often as I thought. And the black is definitely more of a dark grey, but I actually like it because everyone wears black jackets in this style, I've even gotten a lot of compliments on it. It has a sinch in the back around the waist to make you have a little shape instead of being a giant marshmallow. I love this jacket, the quality is incredible, it is so worth the price and I'm glad I bought it. For size reference I got a small and I am 5'8, 120 lbs and it fits as I expected. As a tall girl, it goes to my knees and none of the other 3/4 jackets I tried came close. I even have my boyfriend buying a similar one in mens its so good! December 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very warm :) I have been wearing this coat for a week now and it is very warm. The only problem I have is that I wish it was about 5 inches longer and kept my legs warm. And there is just a little too much fur on the hood. It's the warmest coat I have ever owned, and I'm waiting to really test it out in the minus 25 winter temps. December 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Warm jacket...strange shape I haven't put this jacket to the test with bitter cold temps yet but I can definitely tell it will be super warm. The wind will not blow thru like other down jackets due to the waterproof exterior. It's a really nice coat, well made, and the omni heat lining is super warm & insulated. BUT - the shape is very strange. When I put it on my first thought was I look like a bell!! Like the previous review mentioned, if you don't have hips the fit is very strange - it definitely flares out way too much at my hips. It also feels a bit confining - not sure if I could do well wearing this coat, lugging around two small children & doing grocery shopping... It's a big bulky. I'm not sure if I'll be keeping this jacket. I really did a lot of research before finding this one, and when I'm at the bus stop the wind blows thru many of the down jackets I tried - this one I'm sure will be warm. Just looks kind of strange on me so I'm not sure it's worth the $$ then. December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Speechless! I have been living in Chicago for past 15 yrs and hated every single minute and day in winter. The windy days are killer. I felt like hibernating all winter, I tried several outerwear brands except Columbia so far. I am glad I tried, this is my first long coat with a hood, its been 2 months since I have started using this, I have been wearing this on harsh winter days in Chicago, as it keeps me really warm. I thought I could retire my old jacket, but still had it keep it around as when it is 30+ in Chicago, this jacket cannot be worn as it will get you sweating badly. It was totally worth the investment as I dont have cold chills in my back bone and neck anymore, I dont fear Chicago winter anymore. Thank you Columbia, now I just hope this will last forever:). I got the one in grey,as I dont like standing out. I thought the red would be too bright and too much, but I ran into someone with same jacket in red at a mall the other day and I felt it didnt look good. But I like being low key, so grey is still not bad, I would have preferred this even over black. December 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hip region strange - but overall great coat I researched several coats before buying this one. It hasn't been too cold where I live yet so I have only worn it a few times, however I can already tell that it is very warm. Unfortunately, the first thing I noticed about this coat is that it is fitted for someone who has hips. The bottom portion of the coat has extra fabric for where your hips should be. However, I'm fairly tall and thin (5'8" and 135lbs) with a lack of hips, so it looks a bit silly on me. I LOVE the jacket but I can't get over that it looks strange on someone with my body type. I may return it, I haven't decided yet. Overall, I highly recommend it, just know that if you are tall and thin like me, it may look a little funny around the hip area. I did get a medium, so I'm unsure if perhaps the small would be better fitted around the hips. December 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cozy and Comfy in the Cold I would highly recommend this coat especially if you're accustomed to frigid winters. The coat is stylishly fitted and keeps me incredibly warm. My only minor complaint would be the velcro closures because I prefer snap button closures. December 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by I really wanted to keep this coat. I absolutely loved the style of the coat and it was very warm. I ordered an XL and was sad that it fit oddly. The sleeves at VERY long and the shoulders were too big. The chest fit a little loose. The bottom of the coat was like a big bell. I went to the store to exchange it for a large and was disappointed because the chest was extremely tight. I'm not sure who these jackets are made for but was really sad so I couldn't keep it. December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket for the Winter! This jacket is great! Especially in the color red. It fits beautifully...doesn't make you look too bulky and still gives you a nice shape. I bought this during the black friday weekend for 210+tax...great deal! I've worn it a handful of times now in Chicago since I commute into the city for work. This jacket keeps you super warm and even though the hood does not have any strings or buttons to tie it snug around your face I haven't had problems of it blowing off my head. I'm sure once it gets REALLY windy the hat may be an issue...I do wish they added some sort of drawstring or button to make the hat stay put but that's the only downside I can think of with this jacket. Bring on the polar vortex!!! (if anybody is wondering about sizing I am 5'6ish and 160 pounds and the xl fit great with extra room for me to add a sweater underneath and even if I didn't I think the jacket is still flattering especially since it has a little belt at the back to tighten the jacket a bit) December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazingly warm I never write reviews, but I spent so much time researching which coat to buy that I figured I might as well help others. This was definitely the right choice. I wavered between a S and M based on reviews and am very glad I went with the S. I'm 5'4, 124 pounds, and it fits very nicely--lots of room in the shoulders and arms. The waist is somewhat fitted, which I like (still room for a sweater), but someone with different proportions might want to size up. It's a heavy coat but it doesn't feel too stiff or uncomfortable, and it keeps out all weather. December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toasty! Overall I am very happy with this coat as it is keeping me warm on my walk to work but isn't too bulky. It does run small! I am 5'5'', 120 lbs and the medium fits me well. It might be a bit tight for someone who is hippy. The jacket falls just above my knees. A thin sweater is comfortable underneath but could not wear a bulky one. I agree with the other reviewers about the hood - it isn't very deep and doesn't stay on well. December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So warm!!! This coat is so warm, there is no need for layering! It runs just a little small but since you don't have to layer, its fine. Good length and wore it in the rain and was completely dry, definitely waterproof....Totally worth the price!!! December 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm Jacket Great jacket! Warm as heck! December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by love love love it i love this coat. im 5ft2 and 125..the medium fits me perfectly. i like the charcoal black color. i do wish the pockets were a little deeper and that there was a drawstring on the hood but those things dont take away from the coat for me. i live in the city and its perfect for walking to work. its great that its waterproof and it keeps me so warm(and im one of those always cold ppl) i would 100% recommend this coat. i have loved showing it off to friends and family and they are all jealous!!! December 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Almost perfect This coat is great! Super warm, breathable, and comfy! I wear it to run errands, walk around the city, commute to work, etc. Its a great everyday coat. I have a size Small, and it fits great. I am about 5'6, 34D/36C, and about 125 lbs It keeps me warm while waiting outside for the bus/ walking to work, but also breathes, so I don't sweat to death on my morning commute; regardless of what I am wearing! I've worn a short sleeve silk top on, and was still warm and toasty, and I've also worn thick sweaters/ lots of layers, and wasn't too hot! (which is HUGE!!!) Nothing worse than the usual winter cycle of freezing outside, then sweating once you're on the bus, then freezing when you're back outside, then sweating again when you walk into the office. I love the comfort cuffs! And they are great/comfortable even if you don't put your thumbs through the thumb holes. There is one problem I have found, and that is with the hood. I wish the hood has a drawstring or some way to keep it tight on your head. I've had a few times where it doesn't stay up. (even with earmuffs on) It happens when I walk into strong winds, (or I'm walking near one of the wind tunnels between the buildings)..regardless, it's annoying to have to stop and pull your hood back up to have it blow off again. When it gets cold out/windier come later this Winter, I am going to try and wrap my scarf around the outside of the of the hood and hope that does the trick! (fingers crossed) :) The only other minor thing I've noticed is that the bottom zipper sometimes unzips (an inch or so) when I walk a lot... but that's more or less me nitpicking. Over all, this coat is great! Warm, Breathable, cute and comfy!I get compliments on it every time I wear it! If you're looking for a good winter coat that will keep you warm regardless of the temperature outside, and regardless of what you have on underneath it, I recommend this one. December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome coat! Loved it! It fits great! Your body looks good with this coat instead of those puffy ones. It keeps me warm. The water resistance is 100%.. I've used it with rain already! I recommend this 100%... only thing I didn't like that after I bought it.. hasn't even been 3 weeks and they lowered the price by a lot! ;( Good for everyone else whose trying to buy it! November 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Practical Very warm! little snug in the hip region but other than that I love it! November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love from MN This coat had kept me extremely warm. It's beautiful- a great mix of casual and "dressy". I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone living in the northern Midwest or northeast. This coat will keep you warm. Only thing I don't like are the Velcro on the front. Hopefully Columbia changes that and outs snaps all the way up (as there are 2 snaps on the bottom- having these go all the way up would be great). This is a minor detail when looking at the coat as a whole though. November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Very warm, windproof and waterproof. Perfect for the Chicago's weather. I would recommend it 100%! November 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by disappointing I took a big gulp before deciding to spend over $200 on a coat, but really needed something that would keep me warm in the most extreme weather AND keep me dry in the snow. I love the fit, the arms are nice and long, and the features on the body of the jacket seem good except that the pocket openings are narrow, which I can live with. HOWEVER... the hood ruins it all. With the fur on, all it does it tickle your face and impede your vision. With the fur off, the hood no longer reaches out beyond your face because the depatchable part with the fur also removes almost 4 inches of the front part of the hood itself, the part that should be there to shield your face from any falling snow, etc. But worst of all, there is no way at all to snug up the hood opening! It just sits on your head loosely, ready to blow off with the slightest breeze. This hood is just about useless. It is ironic that my short Columbia jacket which cost less than $100 has an awesome hood with great detachable fur but fur only AND effective drawstring things to snug the hood around your face. The hood is a deal breaker for me, and I am sad about it because I really think that the rest of the coat is very nice. FYI -- the color is not black, this a gray coat with black arm cuffs and collar lining. I like the gray, but it is definitely NOT black as advertised. November 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not just a little on the small size. This is a lovely coat, even if the ruff on the hood is sparse. I normally wear a medium, but I ordered a large after reading the reviews. I should have ordered an extra large. When I returned it, I was disappointed to find I had to pay an additional $20 to return this coat. I have not re-ordered it, although it appeared to be the perfect coat for me...except for the size. November 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by A coat worthy of a Polar Vortex! After having my trusty, well-loved coat give out during last winter's Chicago Polar Vortex, I began my search for the perfect replacement coat. Unable to get this coat last year (all sold out), I ordered it this fall. I am 5'3", 130#, curvey, and usually wear a 8-10 petite. The medium was too tight to fit a blazer underneath, and there was also no room for the "snowpants" that I wear when I have to shovel snow when there's a -30 degree windchill. I returned it for the large and it will allow for the blazer and snowpants (not worn at the same time!). I wanted a coat that didn't require layers, and the Onmiheat makes that possible. I was out in -6 windchill with just a long-sleeve t-shirt and was perfectly warm. The sleeves are a little long, but the comfort cuff keeps that from being problematic. I get lots of compliments on it's looks and I love how warm it is. November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So warm This coat is excellent. It is very warm - and, I am always cold. I highly recommend it - I feel surprisingly warm in this coat - warmer than any coat I have ever had. November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazing wiinter coat! My bust measurement is 37", my waist is 29" and I am 5'4". i usually wear size 6/8. I purchased the medium and it fits great, I adjusted the waist strap so it looks more flattering. This is the warmest coat I've ever had, we've had very cold and very snowy weather in the great lakes area lately and it has kept me completely warm. I even wore the coat to a very cold football game and I didn't feel cold once. The coat falls right above my knee, but it doesn't look too long. The hood is a little weird, but if you wear a beanie or winter had under the hood, it looks normal. Overall, great coat and we'll worth the price. November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worht it's Weight in Gold This is a great coat. The fact that it keeps me warm unlike any coat I've had before makes it worth it's weight in gold. Fit: I ordered this in a large and it fits, but a little more tight at the waist than I had expected (I'm more straight than curvy, though). It has plenty of room in the hips for sitting/driving/walking. It has excellent shoulder room (I have broad-ish shoulders) and the arms are long (which I like). Warmth: It is very warm, and in a way I didn't expect. I wore this in 30F temps, and I didn't feel a thing. I wore it in below zero temperatures and was comfortable (it paid for itself that day). I also wore it while I was grocery shopping and wasn't sweating. It didn't OVER heat me. That was a nice surprise. Hood: A few reviews mentioned the hood was an issue. If you want a hood with full coverage, but are dead set against wearing faux fur, I would not recommend this coat. Without the fur, the hood is just about useless. Typically, I don't really like fur because of the shedding, however, I found that I feel significantly warmer with the fur included. I made an exception and found it doesn't really shed that much. Just a hair here or there. The only thing I have yet to see is how long this coat lasts. November 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beautiful Coat I was so excited when my new coat arrived. I ordered the coat in black coal. It is beautiful. Unfortunately, this coat is very form fitting and was quite snug for me. I am a woman in my fifties. It is most likely perfect for a younger woman. November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love everything but the hood Love the coat, keeps me really warm here in NYC. The only problem I have is that the hood does not stay in place, specially if is windy. If it had drawstrings it would work as intended. November 17, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
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
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
  • 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
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS 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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