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Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size


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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
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1534113

  • 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 167.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not waterproof. The jacket fits very nicely, has a nice shape, and is attractive. It's a nice windbreaker for cooler days. My problem is that it is definitely NOT waterproof. When I wear it in the rain, water rolls off me for about 3 minutes before it starts soaking through the material. I took my dog on a 10 minute walk around the block in moderate rain (he's slow) and by the time we got back to the house, I was soaked through to the skin and had to throw all my clothes in the dryer. So if you're going to be outside in a light drizzle for under 5 minutes, you might be OK. But if it's actually raining, you're going to get drenched. I'm really disappointed, because I like the jacket otherwise. But I did buy it because I wanted a waterproof raincoat.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Love this as a light rain jacket for the wet PNW!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket, but... I really like the jacket. It’s zips up and fits over my butt, which is on the bigger side. The only qualm I have is with the arm holes. As a plus size women, I have bigger upper arms and this jacket is a little too tight. I would suggest on the next version of the jacket they open up the arm holes a little. Other than that I love it!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit I wanted to purchase a coat that I could wear on cooler nights in the Summer and that would get me through Fall as well, this coat is perfect! The colour is beautiful and the fit is exactly what I was sized for by the sizing guide. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rain jacket-but get a size bigger! Light and comfy. Great quality. Just be sure to go up a size to be comfortable. I typically order a 2x but got a 3x-it fits like a 2x! Would recommend though!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great windbreaker and rainjacket This jacket is exactly as advertised except nicer. I am particularly gratified by the fit - as I have been unable to find a waterproof jacket that fits comfortably in stores. I was concerned about the sizing as there is very little difference on the fit/size guide between the regular XL and the plus 1x and I had tried on the XL and found it too small, so I was pleasantly surprised at the difference. I can wear another layer underneath for warmth which works well in the cool wet autumn weather in Seattle.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcadia II Jacket This is my 2nd purchase of this particular jacket - It's a great lite weight rain jacket. Took it along for a late spring trip to Alaska which included 4 days in Nome area - layered with a lite down vest it was a perfect choice for staying warm and cool as the day required! The adjustable hood and sleeves are a plus too! I probably could wear the 1X but I like a loose fit and ability to layer.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing for Rain in AK Wore this while visiting my friend in Anchorage in September...rained the whole time and having this jacket didn't stop us from going to the zoo and the nature conservation center, stayed dry. I got a size up so I could wear layers underneath but could have gone one size smaller.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket Bought this jacket for the rain. Works great! Keeps me warm and dry. Just a little small in the arms, rest fits great. Nice jacket, looks great. I love it!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jacket Didn't like it. Fits too small
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love this and I am positive that everyone will Love it This jacket is absolutely perfect for a rainy football game and it's just enough coverage for this season.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved but someone thought they loved more and stole mine Loved this Not to hot Not to cool Kept out rain
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iceland Ready! I purchased this jacket for an upcoming trip to Iceland. The fit is absolutely perfect. I'm 5'8 and 220 lbs. I chose the 2XL because I wanted enough room to layer underneath. I have plenty of room to move around, shoulders aren't tight. The bottom hem lays about 3 inches below my belt line. Sleeves are perfect length. I'm excited to thoroughly test this jacket out in the wind and rain, I have no doubt it will shine!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just bought it now on sale I paid full price now it's on sale for 44 a week later
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket I needed an easy to pack waterproof stylish jacket for upcoming trips to Africa and Patagonia. This jacket met all of what I needed - but also is very stylish and comfortable, It fits perfectly and can be folded and fits in a ziploc bag making it great for traveling.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Rain Jacket!! I ordered this in 1X even though I usually wear a large/extra-large because I wanted room for a hooded sweatshirt and the coat to be looser in the hips. I've had the coat for a month, but today it rained a good, soaking rain all day. I took my dog for 2 twenty-plus-minute walks and I stayed dry. The hood was great & the jacket kept all of the rain off. The only downside is all of the rain pools on the outside of the jacket so I, too, had to shake when I came in!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not sheltered as expected I thought it was more sheltered for winter
Date published: 2017-07-08
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 5 out of 5 by from When it rains in Florida it pours I'm dry because of Columbia!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with rain jacket Kept warm and dry in very cold rain with heavy wind in Alaska
Date published: 2017-06-24
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 it! Roomy, Breathable and non-binding--keeps you dry and blocks the wind without being heavy. Very pleased as it should work for 3 seasons as I tend to wear hoodies in the spring and fall.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from windy The construction of the jacket is great and lightweight. It is very comfortable. The Velcro AND zipper is a bit too much, one or the other, but does the job of keeping the wind out.
Date published: 2017-06-09
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 Great spring/rain jacket Awesome jacket, breathable and true to size, it's not paper thin so that's a plus.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice This is a perfect light weight rain jacket. I was concerned about the sizing based on reviews, but there's enough room to put a lightweight fleece under it if needed. Packs away, just a bit bigger than I thought. Overall I am very happy with it. Will buy another when needed.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tight sleeves Sleeves are very tight.
Date published: 2017-05-13
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 3 out of 5 by from the hood ruined the jacket for me The jacket was the style I wanted, but the material in the hood ruined it for me. When I tried the jacket on , I couldn't even get the hood to lay down in the back. The material is too hard and crinkly sounding. I also prefer a jacket that has a removable hood or one you can roll up into a zippered collar. It just wasn't worth the price for me, and I returned it. I have other Columbia jackets and love them all. This is the first time I wasn't satisfied.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice raincoat, little snug I just got this jacket and I was pleased. It's lightweight and I liked the color. Only downside is it is a little snug in the shoulder area. I have another Columbia windbreaker in 1x and it's a little big. This jacket is a different fit. I can wear this with a thin long sleeve t-shirt but that's about it. To me, it's not too big of a deal since I'll be wearing this in spring when it's milder weather. Overall, I'm happy with it. I won't return it because I'm afraid the next size up will be too big.
Date published: 2017-05-10
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 Raincoat I had purchased a raincoat from another company several years ago. It totally ripped in the pocket areas( and it's a name brand). This raincoat is lined and the material is top-notch and not at all like what I had. I noticed it by seeing my daughter with one...she has one too!!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thin, runs small, short arms This product was not what I expected. The jacket is very thin (similar to a windbreaker), it will not keep you warm in weather below 55 degrees. The sleeves were short for me (I'm 5'10 and the measurements from my the top of my shoulder to wrist is 24 inches). And the length of the jacket at the waist seems short. On the positive side, the pockets are big and the jacket folds/rolls into a small size which is nice for travel. The shoulder area is snug. Overall, I would recommend buying a size up for comfort and layering purposes. I personally would not purchase the jacket again unless they lengthen the arms and waist area of the jacket.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teal Deal Great looking jacket. Good fit and quality materials. Will check out its effectiveness against rain in May.
Date published: 2017-04-28
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 Wonderful product Luv my jacket, very good quality and durable.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this Jacket! I first ordered the Whitened Pink in 1X thinking it was more of a mauve type color. Unfortunately, it was rather more pink than I hoped. I returned it and settled for my usual Navy. I love the jacket though I wish the arms were a bit larger. I'm short and have average arm length so the length was not a problem. The 1X feels more like an XL but if I had gone up a size, it would have been too large for me. The crinkliness wears off after using it for a bit. Definitely would buy again.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it so much, I bought two more. I purchased this jacket because I live in Washington, where it happens to rain a lot. I'd had the jacket for about three weeks and it performed exactly as advertised - but it received its true test this past weekend over a few days on the Oregon Coast. The weather was mainly miserable during my visit, but I walked on the beach several times in driving wind and rain and was extremely pleased at how it kept the rain out yet didn't make me feel overheated. The fabric is light enough that the jacket is easily folded and packed without taking up a lot of room. The hood has a decent deep brim and zippered pockets held my camera, phone, and wallet with no problem. I'm in the process of losing weight and have purchased in smaller sizes so I can always have this jacket. I love it! If you're on the fence, don't hesitate. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I thought it was I thought I was buying a winter jacket, not a windbreaker. So I am returning it.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jacket The jacket is great. The fit is perfect, it looks great. I love the color. It's a great deal for the money too.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket This is a great waterproof jacket.
Date published: 2017-03-10
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 Great Jacket I Love The Jacket It's Everything I Expected It To Be Although It Is Thin May Need To Wear A Sweater Underneath It
Date published: 2017-03-04
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 Love the water proofing! Love the water proof part for the Northwest!
Date published: 2017-02-20
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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

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2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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