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Women's Arch Cape™ III Vest - Plus Size


http://www.columbia.com/womens-arch-cape-iii-vest---plus-size-AW1461.html AW1461
$19.98 $65.00
Style# 1492572
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Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1492572


Built-in UPF 15 sun protection makes this versatile vest an ideal choice for adding a comfortable, protective layer to your warm weather wardrobe.

  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Cinches at waist
  • Two front hand pockets
  • Modern classic fit
  • Center back length: 26.5”
  • Imported

  • 66% cotton/34% nylon Adventure cloth

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good for traveling The vest was a little heavier than I expected, but will work great for traveling. I like that there are inside pockets to allow you to carry more items. My only complaint is that it is high-wasted. I am 5'6" and it hits me about 3" above my waste. July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleasantly surprised and very happy with my purchase! • I purchased a size 1X in the India Ink color. • India Ink is a lovely, very dark, cool gray that goes with pretty much everything. • A well made, lightweight vest with nice deep pockets on the outside AND inside. 4 pockets total! Unlined, but has finished seams. • A classic, easygoing style with a slightly modern look that's not overly casual or sporty. Something that could be worn nearly everywhere; camping, hiking, walking the dog, running errands, a day out shopping, brunch, dinner and a movie, etc; for vacation or everyday. • A nice piece to complete an outfit; with shorts, capris, jeans, slacks, or a skirt, and a t-shirt, tank top, or a blouse. • In California this could be worn during Spring, Summer, and Fall; and would make a great layering peice for Winter. • I'm 5'4", large chested and not skinny. The 1x fits nicely without adding bulk or feeling too tight over a heavy weight t-shirt. There's still enough wiggle room. • The drawstring tie/cinch falls above my natural waistline, just below my ribs where my torso is slightly narrower. Gives a more modern, trimmer look. • Center back length is 27". The bottom of the vest falls about mid hip, just below my tummy. May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cute vest Fits well. I got the fossil which goes with anything. Very functional for my use, working with my dog. Used at outdoor rally obedience dog show, kept me cool and looks great. Ended up getting the candy mint and india ink too. May 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Very short waisted but great vest I was very disappointed at the waist line distance from shoulder to tie. Overall length down around hips was great. Fit through the shoulders and across breast was great. I am only 5'4 and evenly proportioned. The waist tie hit me under my ribs and not at my waist. Very odd spot. Would be perfect for a petite stature. I usually wear a 10/12 and purchased the large vest. Very light weight and had lots of potential. I sent it back due to the short waisted-ness only. July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cute, light weight vest! I got it in fossil, a sort of khaki, and it is a perfect fit and weight for the spring and summer months. I tend to need a 1X so that my tops fit across my chest, and this is a perfect fit. March 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Short Short waisted I'm naturally short waisted, but this vest with the drawcord waist hit me under the breasts, and is cut way too short waisted! The fabric is what I've been looking for, but it's going back. February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by India Ink and Zing Vest Know that the India Ink color is not black. Still, I love the washed-look colors. They look sporty or dressy enough to go anywhere! June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by great vest Very lightweight and long enough to cover it all Should have got a size smaller. May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice weight for warmer weather I ordered this vest with warmer weather in mind and ordered a size up since I've always heard/thought/experienced Columbia clothes run small. It was not small. Had to return it and order a smaller size. It arrived and fit fine. Nice light weight vest for layering in warmer weather. April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gr8 Vest Lightweight & practical for spring and early fall. March 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love Columbia Clothing! Love the new style, slightly gathered sides and a little longer than the old style. Great product. March 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sizing not good I loved this material and style but your 16-18 or 1X's are too small around the breast I think if you cut this product in a roomy cut it would be perfect. The 2X i purchased in last years vest was really huge and now this time I purchase a 1X and it is too small accross the bust. I'm very sad, because i will only be able to wear these vests if i lose about 15-20 lbs. March 8, 2013
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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
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping
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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