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Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size


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$44.90 $100.00
Style# 1534113
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1534113
Uses Trail


Waterproof, breathable and packable, this rainy-day-MVP women’s jacket is built to shield you from rain out on the trail and then stow away into a corner of your pack when the sun returns. An Omni-Tech® membrane combines with full seam sealing and a soft mesh lining to keep you dry and comfortable both on the exterior and interior.

  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
  • Attached, adjustable storm hood
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Packable into hand pocket
  • Center Back Length: 28 in
  • Imported

  • 100% Nylon 2L Full Dull plain weave
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Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 85.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rain jacket - definitely waterPROOF I had an older Columbia waterproof rain coat (used in Ireland, Vietnam, Indonesia), but it was mid-thigh length & I wanted a shorter rain "jacket" which would be smaller to pack in my duffle. I found this jacket during the website's Summer Sale & purchased the mint-green color (Sea Ice). The length of this jacket is what I wanted & the color is very pretty; the darker color on the sides helps give my body some shape & a waistline, so I don't look like a scoop of pistachio ice cream. (!) It folds up smaller & is lighter than my older coat. It has performed well during several summer thunderstorms here in the Rockies - I was still dry afterwards, so it's definitely waterPROOF (not just water "resistant"). As always with Columbia outwear I bought 'up' one size to the 2X so I'd have room to layer clothing underneath during cooler spring/fall weather with heavier tops, a fleece vest and/or a sweater underneath. (I wear a 1X size in Columbia pants or shirts, for comparison.) It fits me like other outerwear does in the Columbia line, including the circumference of the sleeves being large enough so the long sleeves of a shirt or lightweight sweater will fit inside comfortably. Thank you, Columbia, for remembering even plus-sized gals like to be active in the outdoors! ♥♥
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so soft and comfortable I have been looking for a jacket like this for awhile. It is everything I wanted it to be,soft comfortable, perfect for cool damp weather.You can even wear a sweatshirt underneath if it was a bit more chilly. This jacket is great quality,nicely made and beautiful colors to choose from.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great jacket for rainy weather here in Florida showers come and go this jacket is in my car at all times just in case the fit is great for me and it stays cool
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very nice material Beautiful color (Sea Ice) was surprised jacket is two tone with sides and sleeve backs a darker blue. No problem just unexpected. I was glad I read the reviews about sizing as it does run small. I'm 5'8" 165 lbs so ordered up 2 sizes to 2 X. Actually is large through torso but that's fine for outerwear, however the shoulders and arms just fit. I don't think anything other than tee shirt will fit beneath. Size is nowhere near 20 -22 W as stated maybe 16 at best.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect plus size jacket The jacket fits perfectly and is very flattering. I love the colour and style. I would definitely recommend it! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from If you have larger arms or bust, size up! I really wanted to love this jacket. It's cute and functional, and of course, well made. But it was waaaay too small across the arms and back. Unfortunately, I'll have to send it back, thus the 3 star review.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grateful for Columbia Plus! This is an amazing jacket! The fit is outstanding. I'm grateful that Columbia makes clothing in Plus Sizes! Quality is always the best and the shipping is fast. Thanks Columbia for all the stylish clothing you sell in Plus Sizes! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Size larger than measurements Like the product but it was too large. Went by measurement chart. Re-ordered smaller size and is great (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love my jacket jacket is comfortable and fits very well. Being a larger size, I usually have trouble with fit but this jacket is just right. I will be putting this to good use over the coming years. Love the red camellia colour. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Raincoat I love that I finally have a plus-sized raincoat! I ordered the 2X and 3X, as I wasn't sure what size I would be, and found the 3X fit better around the hips (I wear a size 18-20 pant). When I did the measurements, I was a 2X for the bust and waist, and 3X for the hips, so I would recommend going with what ends up being your largest measurement. I just got back from a rainy weekend hiking in my new coat, and I found it kept me dry. It's just the rain protection though, no extra insulation, so you want to be sure you can fit layers underneath if it's going to be cold. I had no problem with a thick hoodie on underneath. The only potential downside is that the zipper seems a bit lower quality, but I had no problems using it this weekend. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! The first time I wore my jacket, it was very windy. Usually, I'm chilly in my old coat. Not with this one!! Also, I was just our doing errands in the rain for about 45 minutes, and the rain didn't saturate this jacket. With my old coat, I would have been soaked through. I love it!!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not good enough I found the fit to be too small even though it is a plus size. Arms are tight and across the back is tight , I need looser fitting jackets. It also isn't warm, and wont accommodate wearing a hoodie under it , it Would be nice if it had a fleece lining or fit larger to be able wear something under other than one shirt. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice jacket just not for me This jacket runs a little small in the shoulders and upper arms. Not sure i would be able to wear anything but a thin t-shirt underneath. Also, I was looking for a slightly longer length as I wear alot of tunic style tops. Also, the jacket has velcro on the panel that flaps over the zipper. I have ruined many tops with the velcro from jackets. Please Columbia, use snaps rather than velcro. If you are looking for a lightweight shorter rain jacket and don't mind the velcro closure, this might be ok. But I didn't love the fit, finishing or colour of the jacket so back it goes. I will try other Columbia styles of rain jackets in Plus size to see if I can get one that fits my needs. When I preview this review, the site indicates that I was "incentivized"/received sample product. This is in no way the case. I purchased the jacket that I am reviewing and will be returning it. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is amazing!!! Love the quality of the jacket. True to its size. Love it!!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS JACKET! Arrived very quickly. Exactly as described on website. Looks great on and is super comfy. Keeps you warm but not too warm. Have worn it walking the dogs as the beach in the rain. Kept me warm and dry and kept the wind out. Cute and stylish! Would recommend!!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted I had been eyeing this coat on the website for months, and finally made the purchase. It was exactly what I hoped for. The fit is perfect, the colour is great (I got the blue) and it definitely breathes. I bought it specifically for travel, so the packable feature was very important to me. My only criticism is the "packable pocket". On other coats there is an actual pocket just for packing. This coat is supposed to pack into the actual jacket pocket, meaning that the mesh lining is exposed when the jacket is packed. I am just concerned that when in a bag with all my other travel stuff the lining could be damaged. I was hoping for a more sturdy packable option, but hopefully this will be ok. Other than that, it's a great coat. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket! Spring in Canada means you can go to work in the morning needing a winter coat and go home in the evening needing a raincoat. The fact that this jacket easily packs away into my backpack is super useful. I got caught in a downpour yesterday and was glad I had it. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Quality I love this jacket. It not only serves as a rain jacket but is a great all around spring jacket, breathable very nice material. I bought it in the white, size 3X. I would like to purchase the blue also. It does run a bit large so I would go down a size. But all in all, I am very satisfied with my purchase. I would recommend this jacket to anyone!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Very warm .. water resistant I love this jacket will purchase again & again love the website better than stores.. I find great deals plus always free shipping .... loyal customer
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you Columbia Just received my Arcadia II rain jacket. Thank you for having plus sizes. Jacket is good quality and arrived in record time. Will be sure to be ordering again.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product washs well! I would purchase again.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needs! This a perfect light weight jacket for those drizzling days. Quality is what I expected from Columbia
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite jacket I first wore this jacket over the weekend and it was great. While in DC visiting museums and sight seeing, it kept me dry when it rained and when the wind started picking up I did not get cold at all. I had on a short sleeve shirt underneath and jeans. There is light lining on the inside and I was very comfortable. I am 5'3 and 208 lbs.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new everyday and hiking jacket! Perfect for everyday, hiking, or just walking the dog. This jacket is light but it is water resistant and breathable at the same time. Zippered pockets and adjustable wrists make this a great jacket. I wear this as my go to since it arrived as it looks and fits amazingly well.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice jacket for Portland weather! I really love this jacket. It's the right weight for me (not too hot, not too cold). Fit is great! Waterproof and was just enough for a trip to the Oregon Coast. I have the white with gray trim. Very flattering
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tight around the tummy It fits, but its really snug. Pros - Its zip up-able - It protects from rain - The seams are very strong - The bright rose color is very colorful - The sale price was amazing - Great quality fabric Cons - Snug, Can't layer it with other jackets - thin, I was hoping for a little warmth All and in it's a fine jacket and the fact that outdoorsy jacket even get up to this size in women's is crazy. So if you are a little bigger then 2X, 3X would prob fit very well, but if you at exactly at 3X you should probably look at Men's sizes. (Not as pretty and not a lot of cute colors)
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the Inland Northwest I purchased this for the spring in the Inland Northwest as I only have winter jackets. I received this jacket the day it rained all day, amazing! So comfortable and did a great job at repelling the rain. I would note that there is no warmth to this jacket as it is just a shell, so layering up is a good idea. I am plus size and this fits comfortably. I wear a 2x usually but got the 3x so I could layer.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Rain Go Away I love this rain jacket! I got it for a planned trip to Costa Rica, but I've used it for the rainy weather we've been having here too. It's lightweight and airy but definitely water proof. The color in the picture is very accurate, bright rose is a great pop of color, especially if it's raining!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am elated! I squealed like a kid on Christmas morning when I put on this well made brand name rain jacket and it zipped up past my hips like a jacket is supposed to. I'm and outdoors person and have been my whole life. An autoimmune disease has lead to me gaining weight and frankly I just don't like styles of the regular plus sized stores! I don't need clothes for work, I need clothes for play. I have found them! Columbia I am pumped! Thank you! Please keep making these sizes!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent rain jacket This little jacket is a workhorse for me. It shuts out the rain, cuts wind significantly, and keeps me warm and dry even through a rainy winter. I agree that it does run a little bit small, and this may be due to the cut of it more than the actual measurements of the garment. I can get a fleece jacket and a thermal shirt under it without problems, though, and I'm normally about a size 20 in street clothes. Also it's a little fiddly with the hood and the zipper. I find the hood only stays up if I pull the zipper almost all the way up, or if I pull the side adjustments on the hood. I believe this is more a matter of learning how the jacket works than a problem of manufacturing or fit, though. Since I figured that out I haven't had any issue. All in all I love my fuchsia ray of sunshine, and recommend it heartily.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ideal for those rainy days This product is perfect. Only runs a little small but that's because it's fitted as opposed to some jackets. I even bought a second one because I love it so much! Perfect for those rainy cold days when you don't want a full heavy jacket.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Jacket I love this jacket! It's color combination is beautiful! I mainly just wear it on rainy days to work, or to go into town and run errands. it's been great so far! It was slightly bigger in the shoulders compared to its sleeves but nothing that would deter me from buying it again!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Color was dissapointing I liked the sizing and the quality, but the color was a tad disappointing. Bright Rose is actually Fuchsia Pink. Its slightly tacky.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever I was looking for a light coat for travel. I love this coat!! I'm picky. It's lightweight but warm. Flattering. True to size. I wore it on a hike in the rain it kept me dry. For the price you can't beat it. Believe me I looked.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Arcadia II Jacket plus For most that jacket is perfect. I am in my menopause and this jacket breath perfectly. Shopping during winter I put on a vest under the coat and it is perfect. However my size is usually 2X, in this jacket I got 3X. One suggestion, I would replace the single zipper by a two way zipper. It is more comfortable when sitting.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice jacket The jacket is very big on me but if they had a 2x I would have ordered it instead but I really like it.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice jacket! Fits a little tight around upper arms. Otherwise true to size. I wanted a light jacket and I got it. Maybe a little too light. ;-) It's more like a wind breaker. Love the colour though. I'm keeping it. Hoping if I lose a little weight it will fit better in the arms.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jacket was all I wanted in a raincoat. It is very comfortable, It is the right weight for me, meaning it is not to hot for our climate.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs a Bit Small This is a beautiful jacket and looked to be everything I needed for Washington coast outerwear. For it being sized at 3X, it just fit too snugly thru the shoulders and arms over a shirt and vest, especially when I normally wear a 2X.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst buy Ever ! 1 thing to be sure of before buying this Jacket is that it's not meant for Rains.. its hood is super useless for that purpose.. it slips away with every drop that falls & is not correctly made... wore it twice and constantly thought of the $s that washed away in the rain with this jacket.. :( :'
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sadly returned Previous review advised was tight in the arms. It was light and easily packable. Not as sturdy a fabric as I hoped. Decided to return. Customer Service helped to make return effortless. I already have my credit! Will not stop me from future shopping.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great rain jacket I recently took this jacket with on a trip to Ireland, I got great use out of it on the trip. It kept me dry and happy, the rain didn't keep me from enjoying my vacation. The temperature wasn't too cold (late september) so this jacket was perfect! It kept the rain and wind out, but for colder weather, you'd probably need to add layers. The only downside was that I didn't feel like the jacket breathed at all, after walking around a bit I got very warm (uncomfortable warm).
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light jacket Loved this jacket the first time I saw it but it was a little snug around the hips. Fits more lite a 2X. I have since lost weight and have worn it a lot and it looks like new. No wrinkles and a beautiful colour.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lite Jacket Marvelous for travelling. Fits great and feels good
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable in wind and rain This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. I'm traveling from the summer heat of Florida to cool, rainy Denmark. This jacket closes up at the wrists and neck without squeezing your wrists with elastic. Packs small and light.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket! Great quality and nice looking!
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Columbia I love everything I've bought from Columbia. The fits are perfect!!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What happened to the Sleeves??? The sleeves of this jacket fit like a 1x, but the rest of the jacket fit like a 3x, which is what I ordered. The sleeves were very tight in the upper arm, making the jacket very uncomfortable. I was really excited about receiving the jacket, but now I have to send it back. I don't think that I want to take a chance on trying another jacket.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, but didn't need to size up I took the advice of other reviewers and sized up to a xxl. I typically wear xl in clothes/jackets and sometimes have issues of not enough room in the chest area. I was swimming in the xxl, it was huge. Exchanged it for an xl which fits great. Good quality, looking forward to the rainy season to try it out!
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from beautiful color like the coat color is spot on but it is boxy and casual fit. Also seems shorter in length. But I still like it. :)
Date published: 2016-07-19
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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 / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
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
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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