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Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size


http://www.columbia.com/womens-arcadia-ii-jacket---plus-size-RW2436.html RW2436
$69.99 $100.00
Style# 1534113
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Uses: Trail
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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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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by too small I started out with 2x, which was too snug. I was disappointed the hood was not adjustable, and no 2way zipper. But the sale price was good, so I re-ordered a 3x. I was shocked that the armholes were still too snug. Returned. October 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by it's a plastic rain coat - no warth The description lacks the detail that this is not a warm coat, it is synthetic material that keeps you dry, no lining that provides any type of warmth it's net. The sleeves are WAY TOO TIGHT, while the rest of the jacket fits good in all other areas. Certainly not a $70 jacket let alone the retail amount of $100. October 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed I bought this jacket 2 sizes larger than i wear (I like a jacket to be loose over my clothes), but when I received it, it fits like a glove...so it's too small. Also, the other day it was raining hard and I thought, oh great, I can check out my jacket's weatherproofing....well I was soaked when I got home. I don't know what you mean by weatherproof, but it certainly isn't waterproof. Where every seam was, I was soaked. October 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Will make a great rain coat It's a good rain jacket because it's light, airy and water proof. My only issue is that it's a bit small in the sleeves and a bit big on the body. October 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice jacket Well, after reading the reviews about this jacket being unpropotionately small in the arms and shoulders, I was really worried mine would not fit. First...Thank You to Columbia for carrying sweet, stylish and great quality plus size items. It's disappointing how so many other companies refuse to carry a plus size line for us outdoor adventurers. Kudos to Columbia! My jacket arrived today and fit fine. I am a 2x, sometimes 3x and ordered a size up and have just the right amount of room in the body and arms. The cut in the body is very flattering. Not too boxy or too short. Perfect! The arms do run small but I have bigger arms and the jacket fit with a light sweater on, which is the heaviest I would wear as a base layer under a rain jacket. The fabric quality is nice. Very light weight and won't take up much space, if packing. Not too noisy, but not without some swishing sound. The body and sleeve length were perfect for me and I'm just shy of 5'7". I ordered the Red Hebiscus and I love it! It's femine and not overly flashy. I'm excited to take it with me to Seattle next week and test out the wind and rain repellency qualities. October 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sizing guide is a joke I was SO excited to find a quality raincoat in simple black, especially with such a feminine, flattering cut. I carefully took all my measurements and selected the best size for me within an inch or two, according to the guide. I even considered the other reviews which say this item runs "a little small." My coat arrived only 2 days later (impressive, with basic ground shipping), but it's an absolute tent. The flattering cut to accentuate the waist was entirely wasted, as there's almost a foot of extra fabric billowing unattractively around my middle. At the same time, the sleeves are too short and the shoulders are already a bit snug; sizing down would likely make this style unwearable for me, as I need my full range of motion for my job. Money is really tight right now, and I'm crushed that this didn't work out. I'll definitely be returning it, and since there are no exchanges, only reordering, I don't think I'm able to afford the extra shipping costs trying to find the right size. Was hoping to find the perfect raincoat for working outdoors during PNW winters, but this is probably not it. October 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product has good features The sizing of this product is too small. I usually wear a XL or XXL in jackets. I ordered a 2XL after reviewing other reviews. I was glad I did. But it is still a little snug across the shoulders. I do agree that the sizing is not so good. September 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Way small If you normal wear a 2x this jacket will not fit you. I bought a 3x and it was the size of a medium jacket, loved the color just wish they would fix there sizing issue September 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arcadia Jacket This jacket is great for rain. The first time I wore it, I was caught in a downpour. The jacket kept me dry and the large hood protected my face too. It fits well with a light weight shirt on, but is too snug to wear a sweatshirt or heavier shirt underneath. The shoulder area is quite snug. It would be perfect if cut fuller so layers of clothing were comfortable. August 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice jacket This is a nice spring/rain jacket. I finally found a jacket with sleeves are long enough. The only thing is that it is really tight in the shoulders. Based on the ratings I ordered a size up and it is still tight. June 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Really wanted to like this jacket I'm getting ready for a trip to several northern countries in Europe, and was looking for a jacket that was not too heavy, but that could provide wind-breaking/warmth, if needed. After reading other reviews I bought a 3X, thinking that should work. But I could barely get this jacket on because this jacket is cut so small in the shoulders. Columbia needs to do something about its designs for plus sized jackets/coats if it plans to continue to serve this customer base. Very disappointed in this jacket. I had to send it back, at my own expense. May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great features and true color as pictured in ad. Quality is excellect. Size seemed as expected with one exception. Sleeves in shoulder/underarm area are a little tight, as it would be hard to wear a sweatshirt under the jacket. May 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stay dry, well sort of. overall this is a very well made jacket, however why is the hood so small? I'm sure you're here to purchase a nice lite jacket to keep you dry, it will do that, unless you have thick hair! The hood on this jacket is incredibly small and doesn't even cover my whole head. So in return my bangs get wet. May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket Fit, Function, Glamour I am so excited I ordered this jacket! It is a 3X and fits perfect. I love the White and Grey. Buy one you will not regret it!! May 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great jacket, poor sizing The jacket is very good quality and nice and light. The sizing is frustrating because of how small it runs. I ordered a 3X, and my husband got a similar jacket that was an XL. We tried on both jackets and found that the women's 3X was only slightly bigger than the men's XL. May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rain jacket I bought this jacket for my wife and she loved it. She loved the quality and fit. She had been searching for the perfect jacket for ages. Finally she has it. May 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arcadia Xrainwear Loved the quality and color but ran small. Returned the first and ordered the next size up. No problem then. May 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really nice rainjacket I absolutely love it. It fits great and looks really sharp. Product arrived in a super convenient fashion and I am very satisfied. May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this rain jacket. I am so glad I bought this jacket. April 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good lightweight raincoat I found this coat to be pretty much true to size, with the exception that the upper arms felt a little snug. This is a good spring/summer rain coat option, lightweight. April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, functional jacket I bought this as outerwear for over-top layers on a 2 week trek over China. It performed perfectly. It was the right weight, waterproof and breathable as advertised. I wasn't sure I would like the non-detachable hood but it never bothered me and was nice to have in a mist or drizzle. April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I am dry. Love the H2O and wind protection. Wish the arms were not so tight. I will not be able to wear a fleece underneath when it is cold and wet. April 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Snug Arms I typically order a 2x in my coats and they fit fine but following the reviews I up my purchase size to a 3x. Gorgeous color, loose fit around waist but snug fit around arms near the shoulders. April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket for the NW Coast Weather I had a jacket similar to this in black and have absolutely loved it. Wore it in Kauii on a Kodiak boat with sea spray and stayed dry and comfortable the whole time. I was so excited that the jacket came in this beautiful color. I have received so many compliments on this jacket already. It is light and breathable yet supremely water proof. I normally wear a large but I don't like my jackets to fit snug (and I have a large chest) which normally I would go up to an XL but I know these do run a bit small. I am very happy with the way it fits in this size. April 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Agree with other reviews I sooo wanted to like this jacket but have decided to return. The color was great and with the darker panels on the sides was very figure flattering. However it was very small in the shoulder/underarm area and uncomfortable. It seems as the lining is bigger than the jacket and felt bunched up under the arms. Turned it inside out and it felt much better but you can't wear it that way :) March 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great rain jacket Bought this for my Disney world trip in a couple of weeks. I've worn it already since living in Seattle, you will need this jacket. I really like the fact it does repel the rain, and the webbing inside keeps you dry and comfortable. March 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Size up if you have longer arms Great jacket! I read other reviews that advised to size up because the sleeves are cut weirdly and I'm glad I did size up! I went up 1 size and it's too big in the body but the sleeves are short and narrow. Can't imagine what it would be like if I ordered my exact size! March 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Women Arcadia Love this jacket. Light weight and water proof! Great for hiking and camping March 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A great rain jacket This is exactly what I needed. I appreciate that the website indicates how the product fits--so I could order one size up. It fits fine. I wish it had an inside pocket. February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice jacket Nice jacket, wanted something light weight Nd this is perfect. I had to order a 2x though to get the right fit and I normally would wear an XL or 1x in other brands, so runs a bit small. January 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great raincoat - great color! This is a great, completely waterproof, raincoat. I got the Groovy Pink color - which is really like a dark fushia - very pretty on a dreary rainy day. I wish this jacket was slightly longer - another inch or 2 would make a big difference. I found the jacket to be slightly small for its size - and I bought 1 size up from what I usually buy - when I tried to wear it with a long sleeve shirt and sweater underneath, the shoulder area and arms were too tight. This is unfortunate as it offers no warmth on its own. Overall I really like it though. January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Jacket Great Jacket. Light weight. Runs just a tad small. January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket! I needed a good lightweight rain jacket and I love this it fits a little tight in the arm pit area but other than that I love would love to get another one!! January 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Arcadia jacket thinking this would run small I order 2 sizes bigger and it was still to small- very disappointed because I love the looks of the jacket and price January 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great jacket; skinny arms. I LOVE the color (I got the red hibiscus). I am normally a 2x, but ordered the 3x because of the other reviews. It fits a little big through the mid-section, but I'm so glad I got the 3x because the arms are quite tight. I can get the coat on and off without a lot of trouble, but it is annoying. I'll be keeping it though - everything else about it is great. January 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Way Too Small I'm not sure why this "Plus" size was designed to run small, but it is, mostly through the shoulders. It looked like a beautiful jacket otherwise. December 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Size runs small I have several Columbia jackets and all are the same size. This one runs considerably smaller. If you order this jacket, order a size larger than you normally would. I can't comment on anything else as I've already returned it. December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Summer Rain Jacket This jacket is absolutely perfect for rain in warmer months. I bought the jacket for a summer trip to Seattle. I needed a jacket that would keep the rain from keeping me indoors, while also being breathable and light weight. The jacket is very light and will easily fold and fit into a bag or pack without taking up too much room. Once again, Columbia has crafted a quality product to help me get out and enjoy life! November 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Velcro must go away. Velcro on the zipper shield is a poor design. Removing it was difficult and I damaged the jacket. Please STOP using velcro and use snaps if you must. Also, please make it with a removable hood. Some women don't like hoods because it limits our visibility by blinding our peripheral vision and making us targets. Please give the option of the removable hood as all mine does is fill up with water..... November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reviews Matter! I'm so glad I read the reviews of others, I ordered a size up because the comments mentioned the sleeves were tight. The larger size is roomy in the body, but adequate in the sleeve. Love the bright pink color for gray rainy days. October 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Odd proportions I am so happy that Columbia carries a few items in plus sizes! I popped on this great looking rain jacket which I purchased as a shell to be worn, often, with a light polartec fleece pullover. Not so much. I am a true 2X and purchased a 3X to ensure that the jacket would be adequately roomy. The body is very roomy indeed, however it has sleeves cut so narrow that I could barely get my bare arms into them. They are perhaps 2 full sizes smaller in proportion to the body. I really want to keep this jacket, but back it goes. So disappointing. I would recommend some real models for sizing your garments. September 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arcadia II I'm very pleased over all with the the product. I did order based on reviews. The length is perfect and no bulk. The bicep area is just a tad small but not overly distracting. September 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love my new Columbia rain jacket!! I recently purchased this jacket after reading the reviews and comparing similar Columbia's products. It does run a little larger but overall it suits perfectly. September 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matches the Reviews I read the reviews of this product prior to purchasing. A couple people said it ran a little small, so I ordered a size larger than I normally would to have extra room over other clothes and outdoor wear. With that in mind, it fits well. Someone else mentioned that the velcro fasteners were kind of a pain. I think they will end up driving me crazy too. I felt this was the best raincoat in it's class all things considered. April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket Love this jacket. Good length, great fit, and fantastic color. April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pretty good I wanted a Columbia jacket because I had purchased a Columbia winter coat for my daughter. She loves it and it kept her warm even in the -20 degree temps. This jacket, I am sure, will do fine when it starts to rain in Late spring and summer. I am, however, not convinced that it will do a better job than my other spring weather Cover ups- It is too soon to tell. March 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed I have always worn Columbia jackets because I love the versatility and style. I had one for 15 years that was still in good condition but I gave it away just so I could get a new updated jacket. Boy, am I sorry. This jacket did not work out for two reasons. Firstly, the material is like plastic. It is loud and crackly when you move in it. Secondly, I ordered a size larger so I could wear a sweater underneath but the upper sleeves are so tight that it seems disproportionate to the rest of the jacket. I am going to return it. March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect for travel Got this jacket to have for a trip. Perfect for travel, light weight but great for cool nights or wind and rain. Doesn't take up a lot of room in suitcase. I always get next size up from what I usually wear because Columbia runs small. March 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by fit fine but.. I got this love the color, it fit fine just tight around the arms and arm pit area. Had to return it because of that issue. I hope when they make a new version a little more room in the upper arm area. March 18, 2014
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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
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic
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.

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UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS 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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