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Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size


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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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Women's Arcadia™ II Jacket - Plus Size is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 127.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does its job I've had this jacket for over a year now and its still holding up very well. It definitely protects me from the rain and does its job. Great product and would definitely buy again.
Date published: 2017-02-18
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 3 out of 5 by from Noisy Great jacket. It was way too noisy for what I was Looking for. Very crinkly. I really just want a rain jacket that has a light but warm lining and a hood. You would think that would be easy to find but it's not. Especially in plus size :( Oh well, the search goes on!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice coat! Fits well, very breathable. Does not make me hot. Allows for good movement, if you order one size larger. Would highly recommend. Packs easy, take fishing easily!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight packable jacket I need to field test this jacket in the rain to make sure that it is really waterproof but so I can attest that it helps with wind and is easily able to be packed if needed. The material of the jacket is very lightweight so if you are looking for something thick, then this is not the product for you. It has many adjustable ties along different areas to help keep the rain and wind out. Overall, a very good product.
Date published: 2016-12-22
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 Arcadia II Jacket- plus size I love this jacket and i love the color
Date published: 2016-12-20
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 5 out of 5 by from Great Rain Jacket! I love my rain jacket. It is light weight, but keeps me dry.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great item Thank you for allowing me to have quality clothing just like everyone else out there enjoying the snow. It is hard to find plus size clothing for woman who want to be active but need clothing while we start new journeys in our lives. fit is a little large, and better quality than other brands I have seen, will be buying more
Date published: 2016-12-01
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 4 out of 5 by from Pretty but small I most often wear a 2X, but this coat in 3X is a bit snug for me. Mostly in the sleeve length and across the back. I love the feel of the material and the one time I have worn it in the rain it worked great. The bright plum color is very pretty. I am keeping it, but wish it were a more generous cut.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Several uses I use this jacket often. Alone or with a fleece underneath for cooler weather.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! I spent hours, I kid you not, HOURS sifting through countless online reviews, trying on failed jacket after failed jacket at my local outdoor stores, and just feeling downright disappointed by my lack of outdoor jacket options for my bigger body. As an everyday bike commuter in Portland where it rains most months out of the year I needed something lightweight that I could throw in my bag and something durable enough to keep me dry--this jacket did not disappoint. The rain rolls right off and I've made it to work dry as can be. While it is a bit longer on my short body I find that this works to my advantage while biking. I'll definitely be using this when I am out hiking, camping, and for regular day use since it's so lightweight. I've recommended it to my friends and I recommend it to you!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit perfectly Fits perfectly & I had to try several brands. Very happy with this.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bring back the original Arcadia jacket I have an original Arcadia jacket that is a few years old, size XL, and wanted to get something with a little extra room so I can layer it over another jacket. After measuring myself and comparing these measurements to the size chart, reading other reviews that the Arcadia II runs small, and asking for advice, decided to go with a 2X. This size is way too big. I was expecting a few extra inches of room, but I can pinch a fold at my hips about 6-7" deep - it is way more than the extra 4" in the hips than the sizing chart shows, more like an extra 12". In comparison to the original Arcadia jacket, many features that made this jacket nice have been removed. The original has two places at the hips to snug it up (new one has just one), the original has a third pocket at the chest, and it has raglan sleeves that helped my arms to move freely. The new set-in sleeves pinch and are snugger than my XL. Plus, I am large chested and any sportswear with raglan sleeves always fit better in the chest. I tried on both the original XL Arcadia and the new 2X Arcadia II over the jacket I want to layer with, and felt no difference whatsoever in the feel in my arms or across my back. I am still confused about Columbia's sizing between an XL and a 1X, as it shows only about an additional 1/2" in the chest & waist measurements, and no gain in the hips. I highly recommend you try this jacket on in a store if you are unsure of sizing, but it's hard to find plus sizing anywhere other than online.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and Versatile Just returned from walking the dog in the rain-I stayed dry and felt protected from the wind wearing my new jacket. It is lightweight and I think it will be great for travel. I usually wear a 2X and ordered a 3X based on reviews- my upper arms are heavy but in proportion to my size- the larger size fit well. Would definitely order up if you are between sizes. Very happy with the product and would recommend.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket I love the color of the jacket (purple dhalia) it looks just as it does online. I usually get my jackets at an XL but i needed a 1X in this jacket. Although it says breathable this jacket gets very hot and stuffy in the rain. But overall id recommend it to a friend
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you super dry I purchased this jacket for an upcoming trip to Ireland, but was able to test it out during a pretty decent rainstorm this weekend. The jacket did it's job well; the water beaded up and gradually rolled off. All it took was a quick shake afterward and any remaining water was gone. Not sure if that was part of the design or what, but I'm happy with it. Fit is good, sleeves are a good length unless I raise my arms above my head, but who walks around like that anyway? They're plenty long while performing regular tasks. I also like that the hood tightens to stay on, but doesn't fall down over my eyes. Love that it can pack into itself. Overall very happy with this jacket.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rain Wear When this jacket was designed, the body runs true to size. The sleeves are about 2 sizes too small. I ordered a 1X but there is no way I could wear this coat with a a light weight jacket underneath - - I live in Montana and most of the time rain drops the temperature substantially. I returned the 1X and ordered the 3X and I have about 12 inches extra around the hips. The sleeves now fit fine. I do not have a strangely shaped body. This is just a design flaw.
Date published: 2016-10-03
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 Very Nice Lightweight Jacket I now have 4 of these jackets! Wonderful weight to throw over your favorite sweater when you want to "take the edge off". I normally get an XL but got this one in 1X so that I can wear it with several layers underneath.
Date published: 2016-09-29
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 Rain won't bother me! I ordered this jacket in a 2x due to the other reviews indicating it running small. I wanted a more roomy fit for wearing a heavy sweater underneath during colder wet weather. It's perfect. The purple dahlia color is very nice. I can't wait for the rain.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy a Size Up I'm a size 16, and I ordered the 1x. It's small. Wearable, but small. The arms are snug and the bottom seam is tight. That being said, I can still play disc golf and go hiking in it which is mostly why I bought it. It's waterproof, and the simple mesh liner is great. I live in Salem, OR and it rarely gets cold enough to warrant being active in a big warm coat.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rain Jacket I really like the jacket but the lining inside is mesh. Makes it very itchy if you have on a thin shirt.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NancyH. Great jacket, love the color! (Red). It even has enough room for a sweater underneath. Heading to Ireland and will be wearing layers, so this is perfect!
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from too big I ordered up thinking I would need the room in a jacket. It was really big. So, I reordered a size down. If you are close to a 1x - don't order up. order your size. It is a really nice breathable rain jacket.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great layer for travel I bought this with the rain shell for a recent summer trip to England. With the fleece I already had, I had the perfect combo for any/all weather. I bought the 2X bc I wanted to layer and because others had said it ran small -- I think it runs pretty true to size and had to shorten the arms. Back home in San Francisco, I find myself grabbing this as my weekend anywhere anytime jacket
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Light Weight Jacket Perfect jacket for layering. I used it in Alaska on both rainy and windy days. It kept me completely dry.
Date published: 2016-08-06
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lite easy to pack Perfect for the summer rainstorms
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than I could have imagined! Loved the look of the jacket and the particular colour. Couldn't get it in my size in Australia. Bought it online and received it very quickly with no issues what so ever. Beautiful jacket that fits as per the measurements given. Love the colour!
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CA's new Arcadia Jacket I love this jacket & it is exactly what the description says it will! The first day I wore it, it rained hard and I stayed dry as a bone! It does run a little small so I ordered a 2X and it is very comfortable!
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I needed a lightweight rain jacket and this is perfect. It's lined so I don't sweat and the lining is very lightweight. It runs a bit tight in the arms so I ordered a size up. It's still a bit small, but I know that about Columbia and it's fine.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcadia - waterproof Jacket Great value - had been looking for a premium waterproof jacket for my wife for a while. We we very impressed with the tailoring and materials used in the jacket. My wife loves it, the fit, performance and the color!
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Lightweight Jacket Jacket is nice and lightweight, perfect for Spring's rainy weather. My only complaint is that while the overall fit seems very roomy (the size rating doesn't allow specifics), the sleeves are shorter than I'd like. I'm not sure why Columbia thinks women have short arms... if I buy a comparable men's jacket, the arms are plenty long. No I'm not tall either... only 5'5"... I just don't like multiple inches of my arm to stick out beyond the cuff when I reach...after all the adjustable cuff is there to hold the sleeve in place from covering the hand so why shorten the sleeves to accomplish this. The short sleeves give the jacket a too tight feel if I adjust the cuffs to fit my wrists. Please spend more time on plus sizing...we aren't shaped like those Weeble Wobble figures.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Fit a little tight in shoulders. Otherwise, good quality and would serve its purpose.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Snug shoulders, great length Descriptions are accurate on this jacket but I am returning it. The shoulders are snug but the waist is comfortable. Sits 'just right' at the hip.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light rain jacket This is something you wear in summer or late spring if it rains. It is also good for late night when there is a breeze or if it is windy out.
Date published: 2016-06-02
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
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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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