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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 4.4 out of 5 by 202 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good Rain Jacket but doesn't pack into pocket This is a decent rain jacket. Very light (good for spring or fall weather) and definitely protects against the rain. But I'm a bit disappointed as I bought this jacket because the description says "packs into hand pocket." – forget about ever fitting this jacket into pocket. They should just send it with a little bag that it can pack into. Also runs a bit small. I bought a medium so that I could fit my Ultra Light Down underneath if necessary, but it definitely fits like a Small in my opinion. January 12, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by WOMEN'S ARCADIA II RAIN JACKET Jacket was terribly thin the material was not good very unhappy plus the size seemed like it was wrong January 8, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by love this jacket light weight and great for those rainy days. January 7, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ladies rain gear True to the Columbia name for quality and style and the price is a great buy. December 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boating Rain Gear Love the light weight of this jacket, easy to carry in my backpack, and not stifling hot. December 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Really nice jacket Very loud but it fit well and I like the colour. December 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by best jacket I searched for a while for a rain jacket and this one is perfect! Folds into it's own pocket. December 9, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rain coat The coat did not meet expectations Although my employees & I only wear Columbia This jacket was too thin for rain weather in the NJ December 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fitting Fits small. Make sure you order a size bigger, but returning is easy & amazing. December 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stains Easily I have this jacket in white, flint grey and love the way it fits and keeps me dry. For some reason there are stains to the jacket that will not come out. This is very disappointing. November 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Giraffe Neck The color is cute and the jacket fits well BESIDES THE HOOD. This hood will only fit if you have a giraffe neck. There isn't no way to change the way this hood fits. It will not stay on which defeats the purpose of a rain jacket if your head is getting wet. November 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by keeps you dry This jacket keeps me dry when it's pouring down rain. November 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Jacket! Although I live in California where it never rains, this jacket keeps me dry on every hiking trip. It has adjustable straps which is very helpful. Looks great! I am 5'6 and 115 pounds and ordered a medium because I like to layer alot. Fit perfectly. November 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeps you dry! I bought this jacket specifically for a trip to BC during their rainy October. It is lightweight so I got a large so that I could layer clothes underneath. Worked great. I stayed completely dry. The hood has elastic that you can tighten down with wind and it does not drip in your face! November 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice light jacket This is a good jacket for rainy weather without being too hot and easy to fold up and pack for travelling. November 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not for cold rainy weather, very thin I could ball this jacket up and put it in my pocket! I love the color and it is exactly what I was looking for but my reason for saying that is that it is definitely not worth the $60 price tag!! That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars; the price. November 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great rain jacket! This is a really good rain jacket. I got it last week and wore it the next day on a 3-mile hike in coolish weather and light rain. It kept me warm and dry, and the pockets were great for holding keys, dog leash, etc. Definitely recommend. October 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Great rain Jacket!! It came just in time for an outdoor event! Wife loves it!! October 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Jacket This jacket is great for walking in the rain October 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket This jacket will be traveling all over the globe, I am tall (5.9) it is a nice length and the sleeves are long enough, it is light weight has some warmth when just a little cool, but it breathes and does not make you sweat or sticky, can be worn indoors without looking like an outdoor coat and will easily slide in the outside pocket on your suitcase, will also fit in my purse, also folds into its own pocket. October 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it I am absolutely in love with this jacket. It looks really nice and I've gotten compliments everytime I wear it. It also has a nice shape and it doesn't feel bulky. I bought the ryby red color and it's a very girly and pretty color. October 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Thin and small I bought this jacket in a size large (I usually wear a medium) so that I could fit a sweatshirt or sweater underneath it. The jacket barely fits me in a t-shirt and the inner lining is irritating against bare skin. It does block wind well, but without being able to fit something thicker underneath it I don't feel like it will keep me warm in heavy rain. October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! This is more of a shell jacket, but just like all the Columbia merchandise it is great! Was looking for a rain jacket, and I found what I was looking for. I got it in white. October 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Play in the rain Love this rain jacket! The rain just beats on the outside and runs off. The hood tightens up nicely. The sleeves, too. Could be improved by using snaps rather than velcro closures which snag on other garments and by adding a hood adjustment so the brim doesn't extend as far. October 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Would defiantly recommend to anyone Bought this as a birthday gift for my friend and she absolutely loves it. Being in Florida with a humid climate and able to wear a waterproof jacket without sweating to death is no easy feat. If you live in an area where it is hot and rains a lot this is the jacket for you. October 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by strange fit - nips in at the waist Had to return the jacket. Beautiful plum color, well made. Loved everything about it except the cut. Instead of falling straight from armhole to hem, it nipped in at the waist, which made it too tight across the upper back. Medium size fit perfectly except for that. Large would have been way too large for me everywhere else, especially where it flares out at the bottom. Very disappointed. September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SO PRETTY! This product was perfect! September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women's Arcadia II Rain Jacket This is my favorite rain jacket! I got a medium in the Bright Plum color. The color is what is shown in the pix online. I am 5'9" and 134 lbs with long arms. It fits well as it is not a snug fit at all, has some room to spare incase I wear a sweater. It's very lightweight and packable. I live in FL and it rains a lot here. The hood is great! Is well made and seems the material seems durable. This is a thin jacket and has a black mess liner; good for warmer climates and for cooler weather if I wear a sweater. I like the zipper secure pockets. Sleek looking jacket! I love it. September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PERFECT Jacket I wore this jacket on a trip to Alaska and it was PERFECT! It looked stylish and I felt great in the jacket when we were going out and it was completely functional too! I wore this jacket hiking, shopping and touring. The jacket kept me dry in the rain, the hood was great. I've been telling all my friends about this jacket, its THE PERFECT JACKET. I'm a bit hippy, and it fit nicely over my hips. September 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fun & Functional This jacket is designed well with quality materials, the hood provides good coverage to avoid rain in my face. After reading a number of reviews, I felt compelled to order a size up but my sister encouraged me to stay true to my standard size. The medium is fitted, but roomy enough to layer underneath. This jacket would not be used for warmth, but does seem to break the wind and keep me dry. September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product I love the jacket! it color is very true to the image. It keeps me warm as a windbreaker and rain jacket so I am very satisfied with it. I order a size bigger so I could wear sweater underneath when I decide so. September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket Absolutely the best for those rain days, when you would rather stay inside. Offers complete coverage and hood stays on securely. September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacket is prettier than the photo comfortable fit to size, color is pink coral September 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Bought med , but was too small, sent back and ordered large, very happy. Would have liked hood to be rolled up and hidden, but hard to find. September 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Active Waterproof Jacket I purchased this jacket for a trip to Wyoming and Montana. A vacation packed with outdoor activities and fly fishing. I wanted a raincoat I could fold up into my day bag and one that was breathable for days going into 80 degrees. It was perfect - not a wrinkled mess out of my bag, the velcro wrists allowed me to cinch for fishing and hiking, the material was breathable when rain came, and kept me dry. Size: I'm a 2-4 and the small is great - enough room if I had another layer on - not sure why it says runs small. The hood: only negative - it's fine and a billed hat solves the issue - when on, it doesn't stand on its on, but again, it does the job and the folding into a bag was more important to me and the fact it did have a hood if caught in a downpour. Very happy with it, and using it again on another trip now. August 17, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rain Jacket Quality is excellent. Repels water. After reading the reviews, I bought a size up. Jacket is too large. Since I have already taken the tags off and worn, I cannot return it. :( August 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by The eternal color issue Bought both the "Ruby Red" and "Red Hibiscus" as I wanted a red rain jacket before my trip to the PNW in August. Que the eternal outdoor gear issue for women - these jackets are both pink! Hibiscus is bubblegum pink, ruby is a darker pink. I truly don't need my reds to be feminized to match my gender. A name update for the colors would be great (as would an actually red rain jacket) - I returned both as I did not want a pink jacket. Sleeve are a bit long. Jacket runs slightly large. Quality seemed good. July 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by No need for an umbrella Brought this jacket for my girlfriend and she loves it the cool thing about this jacket it folds up in a pocket and she can put it in the purse. It is 100 percent waterproof and very light weight its the perfect rain coat! July 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great jacket I bought this jacket primarily for a trip to Iceland as the weather fluctuates throughout the day and I needed something to keep me dry but that I could wear layers under. It was perfect! Kept me dry in the rain and helped cut the wind a bit. It was a bit snug with multiple layers underneath (at one point I had a long sleeved shirt, fleece vest and a fleece jacket on under it) but I had expected that. When I have just a t-shirt under it, it fits really well. The only real complaint I have is the mesh lining used on the sleeves gets pulled down into the sleeve more when I put my arms in the jacket because it clings to my arm or my shirtsleeve. So I have to do some adjusting to not have mesh coming out the cuffs and so I can move comfortably. However, once I get that situated, it's a great jacket. The Velcro is not my favorite closure (I'd rather snaps) but it is effective and seems of good quality. The drawstrings are really great to keep the hood up when it's windy. I purchased this in grape color and have had so many compliments on it. It's a great spring/summer/fall rain jacket. July 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comparing Large to Extra Large After reading other reviews, I first ordered a large after being afraid the extra large would be way too long in the arms. The large, however, did fit snugly as others had said. I then ordered an extra large to compare. I was very surprised that there was extremely little difference in the two sizes, perhaps a fourth of an inch in girth and arm length, so I kept the XL, for a little more wiggle room. I am 5'2'' and have a rounded frame. Free returns like in other online stores would have been a help to keep me as a returning customer. July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lightweight rain jacket I bought this to use as a summer rain slicker. Because of the reviews, I bought a size up, and am happy with that choice. The extra space will allow for a sweater underneath if necessary. The first trial was at an outdoors event in the rain. Even after hours in the weather, there were no leaks, and it wasn't clammy either. The description says you can ball the jacket up into its own pocket, but I was not successful at doing that. July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holiday in scotland I bought this jacket after being told to prepare for any type of weather in Scotland, particularly rain and wind. This jacket was perfect. Kept me dry in downpours without the use of an umbrella. The material is light so it's very breathable. I ordered one size up to ensure that I can wear a sweater under it on cold weather days and found it to be roomy and not oversized without layering. July 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful functional jacket! Great color - slightly fitted - not too tight but not oversized. Nice quality!! June 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Runs Small, But 100% Waterproof I'd like a longer jacket and, since I ordered an XL, I'd like one that is cut a little more generously in the stomach and arm holes, but I'm thrilled with the fact that it is 100% waterproof. It's surprisingly hard to find affordable, lightweight rain coats that keep out anything more than a strong mist. Plus the Light Grape color is *gorgeous*. June 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for traveling. This is the first rain jacket I have ever owned and it is perfect. I recently took a trip to Paris where it has been raining an awful lot, and found it was a daily essential in my outfit. It is foldable, easy to pack, lightweight, and can dry in less than an hour. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to keep from getting wet and who travels. June 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EXCELLENT jacket for travel! I borrowed my sister's black version of the Arcadia II for a trip to Florida in March and I immediately knew I needed my own. It was so lightweight that I'd throw it in my small drawstring bag and carry it half the day without it being inconvenient or bulky whatsoever. Then when it rained (because it's Florida) my friends had to get out their bulky and inconvenient umbrellas, which kept blowing inside out. I put my hood on and zipped up, and not one drop of water seeped through. This jacket is SO waterproof, it's got a nice big snug hood, large and deep pockets WITH zippers, and I just can't say enough good about it. I liked my sisters black one, but I got the bluebell, which is a lovely color. My mother purchased a bright pink that I think is called hibiscus and we'll be taking them with us to Europe. Additionally, we're from Washington so we get a lot of rain but hate carrying umbrellas. This will get so much use. Great purchase! June 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great jacket, weird color I bought this jacket in the color "Bluebell". The jacket itself is great, but the color is more "muted" than I expected. It made it appear used and old. I would suggest sticking to the other colors. June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women's Arcadia™ II Rain Jacket Great summer waterproof raincoat shell. Light weight and breathable. Absolutely was what I was looking for. Looks great too. June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable and Functional This rain wear is great for fishing, it is light and comfortable and functional for wearing on cool spring days on the water. I bought my Husband one and he loves it also. June 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket for the price The jacket fits well. But you could not wear anything too thick underneath. Keeps you dry. June 6, 2016
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
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
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
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Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
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Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top

How to Measure

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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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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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