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Women’s Dotswarm™ II Fleece Full Zip Jacket


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$34.90 $50.00
Style# 1556981
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Uses: Winter
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1556981
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A heat-packing fleece jacket with a great fit, the Dotswarm Full Zip is warmer than your average fleece thanks to our patented thermal-reflective technology, which reflects body heat for warmth while maintaining a high level of breathability. Raglan sleeves combine with contoured seaming for a comfortable fit designed for dynamic movement.

  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Center back length: 25"
  • Imported

  • 100% polyester Dotswarm MTR Fleece
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect fit Perfect fit with good quality of material for the price I paid for " sale price ". January 14, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helpful Notes If you normally wear a small get a medium if u normally wear medium get large and if you normally wear large get extra large. The coat is nice quality and warm and stylish I love this coat and it's on sale right now which is awesome, great service with the customer service, it was only a day behind and it was due to the snow. I highly recommend this coat and any omni heat coat/coat from Columbia. It's worth rhe money and it's not bulky and can wear it to work and drive in it and move around and the sleeves are good length and the coat is the right length it the inside that is a little smaller than a normal large or medium or small. January 10, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great warm Jacket Love this Jacket very warm, was surprised how it has like a tinfoil material in the front in back inside. Really holds the warm in. Wear a 6-8 and ordered the medium and still have room for a sweater or sweatshirt. Great fitting. January 2, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by great fleece so great, i bought 2 more. cant fail with a columbia fleece January 2, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cop it while you can Super cute best purchase I ever made! December 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Seam under armpit is uncomfortable The material and construction are top quality you expect from Columbia. However, the double edge binding seam that extends from the neck and under the armpit is very bulky and annoying. You sure wouldn't be able to put a light weight sweater on under the jacket. It felt as if your arms couldn't lay flat next to your side. It also made the arms feel restrictive if reaching forward. I hope this helps. December 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket!! I love this jacket! Perfect for cool weather!! December 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 100% Guarantee My girlfriend loved it. Said it's very warm, and she lives in Chicago. Fits perfectly. December 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Red Orchid is not red! Everything about this zip-up is great besides Red Orchid is not red, it is more pink then red. The inside is Omni-heat so it has the reflective material on the inside which is kind of flashy. Material is very warm and fits great, true medium. November 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love it! Works wonderful for outdoor runs and keeping warm on Bay nights. Runs a little large, but the drawstring at the bottom works well. July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super pleased Super great quality for the price (mine was on sale for $24 at the time). I probably wouldn't pay the full price now. With that being said, I love mine! June 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by A little disappointed I bought this fleece to replace my old Columbia fleece that I had for years. I love Columbia fleeces (and other products) because they are warm and have zippered pockets which is great for the gym and being active outside. I thought this fleece would be an upgrade because the torso is lined with omni heat. It is very warm through the torso and I like that. My only issue is the quality of the fleece. It is stiff and already looked "aged" and worn fresh out of the box. It seemed to be lower quality fleece than the fleece I was replacing from years before and I wasn't all that excited about wearing a fleece that already looked worn out. It is warm and a pretty color but I expect more from Columbia products. April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket! This is such a cute jacket. Great fit. Warm, just right for spring. I bought the Plum color (love it) in medium and it fits true to size. I love the fluffy grey color. And it's warm with the Dotswarm II technology. I hope they keep making it because I'd love another color. I get compliments on it and that's rare for a fleece jacket! April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy Jacket! Very warm, yet flexible and comfortable. The collar adds a nice touch. I love the beautiful purple color! A very good buy. March 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice and warm! I am always cold. This is perfect for me for my area's 60 degree year-round temperature. Keeps me toasty and warm. February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I think I'm in love I decided to add this fleece to my collection of Columbia wear and I am so glad I did. Yesterday, 48 and sunny: walk the dog and it was perfect(thin long sleeve tee underneath), standing in the sun talking to the neighbors I actually got a little to warm, but no worries as this does have breathability. This morning 34 and sleet.. I had on a heavy sweatshirt and put this dotswarm on with my rain jacket to venture out with the dog again. I was toasty warm. I must say that this fleece exceeded my expectations. I have much older Columbia fleece I adore but this one has me head over heels in love. February 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great light jacket I bought two of these. The blue & the red. Blue exactly as pictured red has a bit of a pink undertone to it but still nice. The only reason I didn't give these a total 5 star rating is the zipper. It's a bit of pain to get started. I'm 5'6" 115 lbs small fits very well. Been using them for " in between " coat and sweater walking my dog 3 miles a day. They work great. Warm, soft, not to thin. February 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome winter wear Great light weight, very warm, wonderful colors February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket I bought this jacket as a winter substitute for my Benton Springs fleece jacket, which I generally wear when in the spring/fall when it's 65-75 degrees, as opposed to 50 or below. I fell in love with the Omni-heat lining on my Lay-D Down coat (which I've also reviewed), so when I saw that Columbia made a fleece with omni-heat, I knew I had to get it. It's very light and comfortable, and not so thick that I can't wear it under my Lay-D Down coat when it's extra cold outside. What I love about the Omni-heat lining is that it keeps you warm without making you sweat -- I layered a sweater, this fleece, and my coat for when I recently visited Steamboat Springs, CO in January, and I never once broke a sweat, even when I went on a two mile hike. It fits true to size -- I generally wear Mediums and that's what I got, and it fits nicely, not too tight and not too loose. I highly recommend this jacket if you're looking for a layering fleece or something for the slightly warmer but still chilly end-of-winter days. February 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product protects you from the cold. This product keeps me warm at places that are cold especially at work. Also, I love using this product because the quality is great and the manufacturer doesn't lie about the features it has. February 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Golf! I've already tried this jacket out on the course and it's perfect for chilly days. Normally, I layer up so much that I can't move, but this is great and I love the collar for a little extra warmth. I can definitely tell the reflective lining is working. February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I bought 6 of these jackets I bought 2 for each of my two daughters and 2 for myself. We all LOVE them! The colors are awesome and the fit is true to size. We love how we can cram the jacket into a large purse or backpack super easy, and its is not bulky. It keeps us warm without sweating and your body temperature really does radiate thru the omni-heat lining. My daughters are excited to uses these jackets to run around on campus going to classes. They're stylish and look so cute on different body types! January 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Women's Dotswarm II Fleece Jacket This is my second jacket in another color. I like the Omni-heat lining. December 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good buy Nice and warm. My mom loved it! Worth the price. December 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Runs large Despite what the fit says, these jackets run large. I haven't worn the item as I intend to return it for a smaller size. I ordered a Medium that's too large. December 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fits small The jacket fits OK if only wearing a Tshirt or thin shirt under it. Living in MN I tend to wear much heavier sweaters and sweatshirts. The jacket does not fit comfortably over them so had to return to try get a larger size. November 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful color and warm I love the color. It is very light weight but makes you warm especially here in Manitoba. The sleeves are longer and I like it. I'll be wearing this everyday with my winter jacket. November 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is just what I want This jacket is very light, soft and very warm. May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Fleece The jacket has a nice colour. It is the right size. The Omni heat inside looks really nice. May 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great feel Love the feel and color of this jacket. It runs a little smaller than the other Columbia jackets I have but not so much that I can't wear it. April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pink Power Warm and extraordinary! April 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect jacket! I love this jacket. Soft and warm but lightweight. The zip up pockets are super-sized! Fits great. True to size. April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super! Again I didn't know what size to buy as I don't have a Columbia store nearby and the reviews were conflicting. Since the black had only S left in stock, I went with that. I'm 5'8" with long arms, normally 6-8, have Columbia M outerwear and some S fleeces. This in S was the right size, the sleeves were long enough and it wasn't even fitted. Very happy with the purchase, have been wearing it since it came a few days ago! April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Nice Bought this for my teenage granddaughter. Purchasing for her is hit or miss. This was a hit. She loved the color (deep blush), fit, and soft material. March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fleece Jacket Love this fleece. Super warm. Bought 3 total. Thought I bought a red, but turned out to be more orange which I like even more! February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by happy Happy with my purchase. Will shop again. February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5/5 Great fit, does its job well. February 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by This was just alright The product is soft. It is a nice dark black color. But it is not what I expected. The sleeves seemed too short for a medium. The fabric attracts everything around, which is a nightmare in my household because I have pets. When I lint roll, not everything comes off. Very frustrating. I can say, however, that I love the zippered pockets! I've heard wonderful things about Columbia, and this was my first purchase. I'm not very impressed. I went with a smaller jacket to test the waters before I purchase a heavy winter coat. Not sure if I would purchase this brand again. February 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sharp looking jacket Very nice looking jacket that really fits as I wanted. My only disappointment was that it is not as warm as I expected, being rated for "winter" wear. Maybe it's just not intended for Michigan winter?! February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm This jacket actually does hold in heat. It's kept me very warm! I love it. February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! It's exactly what I was expecting and wanting. It keeps you very warm! December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for me This was my first time trying omni Heat with this jacket. I love it! It's a great layer to wear under my coat. It's extremely warm and no air gets thru it. Usually I get pretty hot if I wear it while I'm moving around. I wear it everyday it's one of my favorite jackets! A great buy! November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best Fleece Jacket I have ever bought! I live in Georgia, and previously bought just a fleece pullover since they were on sale. Our temperatures are crazy here and I am extremely cold natured so the pullover wasn't warm enough. I bought the Royal Blue Dotswarm and was amazed when I got outside how I couldn't feel the cold wind or rain! Since I need extra warmth I also bought the Kruser Ridge weatherproof softshell jacket, my intentions are to pair these two together! I am extremely satisfied with all 3 Columbia products I own and I personally prefer their Products over North Face, the quality & price is just right for my price range. Of course there isn't a price range when it comes to warmth! SO YES VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! PLEASE TRY THIS COAT OUT :) November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful color I have yet to actually wear it in a cold climate but its very soft and does its job i do wish it had one more pocket at the chest i like to keep most of my stuff in those pockets...but overall its great true to color thats for sure! September 19, 2014
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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

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

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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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