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Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket


http://www.columbia.com/womens-arcadia-ii-rain-jacket-RL2436.html RL2436
$59.99 $90.00
Style# 1534111
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic

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Style# 1534111
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: 26 in
  • Imported

  • 100% Nylon 2L Full Dull plain weave
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 148 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Runs exceptionally small Have a Columbia med. that fits perfectly. Wanted a bigger size to go over heavy fleeces or several heavy sweaters. Bought a large. Fits smaller than the medium. Can't even get a thin fleece under it. Now have to pay return shipping. Extremely unhappy. May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This jacket makes me like rain. This jacket is perfect for rainy days or as a windbreaker. The front closes with a zipper as well as Velcro to keep rain out. Lots of pockets and a hood. The hood has toggle so you can tighten it down around your face to keep it from blowing off. The color is super cheery too. May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR This jacket is a quality made rain jacket. It even has velcro and a zipper to keep the rain from driving it's way in. I love the fit - it is true to size in an xs - and I love the way it looks. May 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing bjacket I was originally booing to get a large but then tried a large on and it fit but the large was much more comfortable. Lightweight and doesn't let any water in. I recommend this jacket to anybody. May 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sizing Runs Small Purchased a small and medium size for my wife who is a size 6. The small was very snug around the middle as if it was fitted. And the medium was OK but there was not enough room to put a fleece under it. Unfortunately had to return both. May 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket I love this jacket. It is light weight and very comfortable. Haven't had the chance to wear the jacket yet. But I am sure that it will perform as needed. April 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for travel & trails I've owned this jacket for about one month and have worn it most days since. It is lightweight and easy to layer, pack in a purse or bag, and is 100% waterproof. I was actually caught in a downpour with large hail and the jacket held up. I would definitely buy this jacket again. April 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing rain jacket I bought this jacket, because I was expecting rain, while camping at the high sierras. It rained a lot, and the jacket kept me dry the whole time! I love the Velcro straps on the wrists, and the zippers on the pockets. I had my gloves and my camera inside the pockets, and they stayed dry after an hour of downpour! The jacket is also very comfortable for hiking, very breathable, and definitely worth the price! April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Functional and pretty rain jacket I love my new rain jacket. Color is great (Miami) and the style is totally functional. Will keep this for many years. I purchased a size up so that I could have extra room for sweatshirts or fleece underneath. April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arcadia II womens rain jacket The jacket's length is fine. The underarm and bust area run small. I exchanged it for a IX and plan to keep going upwards in size until I am comfortable. It is well made, serviceable, has zip pockets. I am looking forward to wearing it. April 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice jacket The jacket is very nice and I plan to keep it. However I do wish the hood had a draw string. In our windy weather it just blows back off my head and offers no protection. I considered returning it for this reason April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket This windbreaker is a great jacket it's also a very cool color March 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better than I hoped My mom has been trying for years to get me to wear one of these rain jackets, but NO I just knew everything (yes, I am your typical teenager) I finally gave in... What took me so long? This jacket is amazing !!! I love that it's packable for the unexpected rain showers :) Do order a size up though... I'm size S normally but ordered M and thankful I did. This jacket keep me protected from rain and me dry, this jacket is the bomb! March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by love this! Bought this for my honeymoon cruise to Alaska. My fiance bought the same one for men! We love them! Would definitely recommend. March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket for a Great Price Needed a reasonably priced waterproof jacket and this was perfect. Columbia quality at a good price. No extra frills but a good fitting, lightweight jacket that keeps the rain off. Something we don't usually need to worry about here in SoCal. Loved the hood, fits nice. Not a jacket to keep you warm but roomy enough to be able to wear a sweater underneath with no problem. March 11, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by falls apart after one wash Let me just start by saying I loved this rain jacket. However after just one wash, following the directions on the label, the inner hood of my jacket came completely unstitched at the seams. It is obvious that the fabric was stitched along the edge of the fabric so it came unraveled/unstitched in the wash. Will not buy another. February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for rainy soccer games My children play soccer rain or shine, and this coat has not failed me standing on the sidelines cheering. Kept me warm and dry. February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keyba says it's Awesome ! I'm 5/6 1/2 and usually wear and xs in women but I got an small cause other reviews said it ran a little small and it did but fits perfectly like the size I needed and I can still wear a hoodie and other jackets under it the pockets are super roomy and it's all around nicely functioning for wind and rain February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by West Coast Rain The Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket arrived just in time to wear in a heavy west coast rain storm. The fit was perfect, shed the rain and roomy enough for an extra sweater under the jacket. Loved the fact that it packs into it's own pocket. Great for travel. February 4, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed I wanted to love this, after a week of online searches for a good raincoat to take to Iceland. When it arrived, I was very disappointed to find that it was a thin nylon-type material...not warm at all. Not only that, but the mesh liner stuck to my fleece top and it was impossible to even get my arm into the sleeve. Beyond that, it was far too snug compared with other brand's items in the same size. I've decided to return it, and will probably waterproof a jacket I already own when I go back to Iceland. February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for the rain! After reading all the reviews I was worried about the sizing. The jacket fits perfectly. While not overly "stylish", it is very functional and served me well in the last few rainy days. I received several compliments on this jacket. I am glad I chose this one. January 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great Good rain jacket but thin January 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rain Jacket I love this jacket. It's comfortable and great to wear as a light spring jacket. January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best All Around Fabulous wind breaker! Rain can take a hike because the repellent factor is a 10. Order one size up. January 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Foxglove color is not as shown on website Haven't had a chance to test this jacket out in the rain yet, but it looks like it should do the job. I ordered a medium so I would have room to wear a layer underneath since the jacket is not designed for warmth. For those who order the foxglove color, be warned: the color is not anywhere close to as shown online. It is much more pink than shown, which was disappointing since I really loved the foxglove color that was shown online. January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best purchase I brought this because I needed a lightweight rain jacket that doubled as a wind breaker. This was a great purchase! The fit was perfect and I have a large bust. Thank you! January 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Awesome quality! Shipping was excellent! Got jacket in two days. Definitely the best place to buy a durable yet nice looking jacket! January 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this coat! I bought this coat for the Seattle weather. After reading the other reviews, I decided to order a size above what I usually take and I am glad I did. I usually wear a small but ordered a medium. I have more room to wear a hoodie or jacket underneath and it keeps me warm. I think if I would have ordered a small I would not have been able to do this comfortably. It keeps the rain and cold out very well! The only issue I have is that the hood is saggy on the sides. January 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Foxglove Color Not As Pictured My daughter loves purple - any variation of it. I bought this color because it appeared from the website to be lilac in color. It is really much more pink. We are returning it. :-( So sad. January 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Love this jacket. Great weight. Very pleased with purchase. January 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by arcadia rain jacket very nice super quaility gear January 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by D It runs large. Cut is not too flattering. More of a women's style than a teen. January 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great jacket! I bought this jacket in white for my wife as a Christmas gift. She looks fantastic in it! The quality of the jacket is very good and it keeps her completely dry. It does run a little small so take that into consideration when buying. January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great rain jacket! Living in Oregon it rains a lot and I needed a new rain jacket. I picked this one in the foxglove color and I love it. The color is very bright and fun. The rain jacket is light weight, but does what it is supposed to. it will be great to wear for spring thru fall. Winter it is too light weight unless you have a sweater underneath. I am a short, curvy woman and it fits great. Good length and I am able to zip it up and it still shows my curves. I would buy this jacket again. December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great purchase! This jacket is very light and definitely guarantees full protection. I think it was well worth the cost and it is an essential. The small fits me perfectly and I am 5'6. December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by One happy daughter! Bought this for my very picky 15 year old and she absolutely loves it!! It is exactly what she wanted. Considering buying myself one! December 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Decent rain jacket I ordered this to replace an evapouration jacket because it was too hot and had a rubber liner. The arcadia is much more breathable and closer to what I was looking for in a rain jacket. It has velcro around the wrists which is nice. The hood is well designed and so far its been totally waterproof. My only complaint is that the nylon in this jacket seems to be a little more rigid and noisy than my previous north face jacket. That may go away as the jacket breaks in though. Overall it met my expectations and is a good buy if you can get it on sale. December 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by rain jacket I bought this jacket because it was on a good sale. I am glad I did not pay full price. The jacket is a cute color. The jacket is good for a rainy day but not if it it is cold outside the jacket is very lightweight. December 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Acadia Rain Jacket I was very disappointed with all the Columbia Items I ordered. I have to send 7 thing back. I ordered a size bigger because of the reviews and they are all still to small... Items are cut very small. Its a shame.... December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great material and really comfy I have yet to test it on winter - where I live, it's summer- but the material is amazing, really comfortable and breathable. I got it in white with gray and it looks even better than in the picture!! The only not-so-good thing is that runs slightly large. Normally, I'm an L size so I got it just like that, but on the back and the arms it is a bit bigger than normal. Other than that, it feels great when you wear it! December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rain Jacket Rain jacket works great and does what it should do. December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It works!! Bought this jacket for Seattle's rainy weather. I was able to test it out yesterday. I'm usually a Medium, but opted for large as the comment stated it runs small. I'm so glad I did. A Large, gave me breathing room yet still looked feminine. Lightweight yet warm. I wore a wool cardigan underneath (although w/ the room I could wear a sweatshirt & it would've worked too). It was in lower 50 degrees. Walked about a mile in the rain and ZERO rain came through. The little drops rolled right off! I just took off my coat and gave it a few shakes to dry the outside of the coat. I was completely dry! Hood was also great coverage. The inside drawstring helped cover my face & cheeks. My only con: I wished this came in a long! I need a long rain coat to cover down to my rain boats! Pls make one! December 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by XL feels like a M I ordered this jacket and a coat during Black Friday sale online, great prices! When I received them and tried them on, it felt like a medium. I normally get my coats and jackets in a XL in case I want to wear a sweater. Both were too small to even zip up and the selection of plus sizes are not so great. I had to retune both and lose my deals :-(  December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product! Fit true to size, looks like the online photo, functions as advertised. And received sooner than promised. No complaints here! December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally a rain jacket that works I run a farm, which means that I am outside in all weather, including the downpours of New England springs and summers. I have tried every rain jacket I can get my hands on, and this is the only one that has worked. It is truly waterproof, it is comfortable enough for me to work in, the hood covers my face without blocking vision, and the length keeps me dry even when bending over. I would definitely buy again. The men's version is great too. November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lightweight rain jacket! I am thin 5'8" and got a Medium since my shoulders are a little broad and my arms and torso are long. It fits perfectly! Maybe a little baggy/wide in the torso, but there's room for a hoodie underneath. It's definitely thin and perfect for fall/spring rain in the PNW. I've had it for over 6 months, I don't know how I lived without it! I plan on wearing it over a down jacket for cold and rainy winter days. November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket This thing will keep you dry in the rain! November 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Jacket This jacket is my first rain jacket and I love it . I debated between this jacket and a North Face jacket since it was my first time purchasing one and I was not only pleased with the quality of this product but also the price. November 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by not bad the shoulder is a little narrow. besides that, everything is pretty good for this item! October 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by It was right until it wasn't I LOVED the color and feel of this rain jacket. My issue is that I couldn't layer underneath it. I bought this for a trip to Iceland and I will need to layer warmer clothes underneath. I returned it so I could order a men's equivalent. So, if you don't have to layer and just need a light outter shell - go for it. If you need to layer, and have to go larger than an XL, you need to shop in the mens section :( October 29, 2015
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top
womens relaxed fit bottom
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
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 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

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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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