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Women’s Flash Forward™ Windbreaker Jacket


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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Regular


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Style# 1585911
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A silky feel and unique color blocking make this water repellent windbreaker ideal for lightweight protection from the elements. Adjustable hood and drawcord hem help seal out drafts. Hello, Mother Nature.

  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Drawcord adjustable hood
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Zippered hand pockets

  • Shell: 100% polyester
  • Lining: 100% polyester mesh
Water and Stain Repellent

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Women’s Flash Forward™ Windbreaker Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 94.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very thin material Very very thin material. Liked the colors, lightweight
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect windbreaker Jacket is nice and roomy and will be perfect for layering. It will also be great for traveling as it will fold/roll up to fit in any bag/suitcase.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I love this jacket. I've purchased other jackets as well for my family. Great price and quality. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my dauther loves it Bought this for my 14 YO b/c she hates heavy coats that restrict movement. This has been great for rainy sporting events and on days when you need something more than a tshirt. We went with a large so that she could layer underneath if needed. I'd still say the large is a little smaller than the typical large.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not water resistant Wore this on a rainy day and soaked right thru this water resistant and water repellent jacket. Not raining hard either but enough to soak thru. Really surprised and disappointed cause columbia jackets are pretty much all water resistant but not this one. Learned the hard way!!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight jacket I have not worn the jacket more than trying it on. I bought it for fall and for vacation. It will pack nice and light. Colors are perfect!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I love the color of this jacket. I wore it to the coast this weekend and it kept me warm enough while hiking, but I didn't get to hot. I love the mesh pockets- they're perfect for collecting shells so that the pockets don't fill with sand. And they prevent my hands from getting sweaty.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product I ordered this jacket, and I'm glad I did! It's lightweight for outdoor activities, like hiking, and for cold nights, you can fit a hoodie under it.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great It's a great product. Slightly tight on the chest area. If you have a large chest then size up! I am a 36DDD and that was my only problem. Still fits but squishes the girls!
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! I was looking for the lightest waterproof jacket, and this is it! It's been pretty hot this summer, and I am taking a trip to Florida so I wanted a jacket that would cool me off and keep me dry. It's true to size, and I love the size of the hood and the quality of the material. Pockets are deep too, which is good for keeping even he biggest phone dry as well. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and Practicality Especially, since the price is so low, I would jump on this, especially if you're out on the water a lot. I found the quality wasn't as high as most products, but wasn't terrible.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good jacket:) I love the quality of this jacket, must buy:)
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight jacket I saw this online and was not sure I would like the color combination (pink/pulse) so I went to Dicks to try it on. Loved it-much better than pictured. The pink is lighter than shown online. I am larger on top and this jacket fits perfectly and camouflages being top heavy. Very lightweight for traveling purposes. I am 5'2" and approx 145.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My new windbreaker Perfect weight for a windbreaker if you live in a warm place. I'm 5'3" 137 lbs. the Large fits well altho I wish a bit wider in the chest. I'll use for hiking/biking.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Windbreaker Just what I wanted for cooler summer weather or while out in the boat. I like that the fabric is not stiff and the color is great.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from cute but horrible quality I fell in love with this jacket from the second I tried it on. However, there are no directions on the tag as to how to wash it so I washed it with all my other clothes. After the second wash, the "Columbia" decal had completely peeled off leaving an ugly outline of stickiness and the cheap white paint on the zipper had completely come off. This shotty work is NOT worth $40 and I am unbelievably disappointed in Columbia. I usually really enjoy this company's products but this windbreaker isn't worth the price it costs. DO NOT BUY, I recommend any other brand for specifically windbreakers as this is poorly manufactured and overpriced.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight windbreaker I like this windbreaker. It's very lightweight, protect you against, sun, wind and rain. I have not used it in the rain yet, but it's a good windbreaker for hot weather. It's very thin, so it won't protect you against cold. I love the look and the colors. Very happy with the purchase, it would be nice to have in a light weight jacket, but it only came in windbreaker.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to wear... Zip it up and go. I love this jacket for Spring and early summer in NH. It is a great windbreaker and keeps the bugs away. Enjoy it.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love this jacket so awsome looks very nice on me.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for cooler days This jacket is very lightweight, soft, and stylish. It doesn't provide warmth but does cut the wind chill. I ordered it to keep the sun off my arms while fishing and hiking. It's a perfect transition piece for cool mornings to warm afternoons.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I love this Jacket so much!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!!!!! I love love love this jacket it's great for rain & high wind conditions I will recommend this jacket to anyone great price for this good looking jacket thanks Columbia for making great clothing wear.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great jacket good fit and true to size. love the color options on this windbreaker!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent but runs big Prodcuct is amazing and the color is really cute. I received medieval and white. It runs about a size big and the bottom does come with draw strings but they are hard to tie. Overall it does keep me dry and warm.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fir I'm 5' foot tall and I think it runs a tad bit big but still love the elastic around the bottom and the cuffs of the jacket. Would deff recommend this!!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jacket It's great would deff recommend
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Jacket This jacket has been perfect for spring weather that can be unpredictable. It is made of light materials, so it shouldn't really be used to try to stay warm. However, it has been good for layering, and it is waterproof. I ordered an XL because I had a Columbia hoodie that was XL. This is a little big for me, but it would be good for layering when I am out in the rain.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOMEN’S FLASH FORWARD™ WINDBREAKER JACKET This is a great product because its true to size. Not too big not too small and they fit like windbreakers should fit. It is especially useful this season because it keeps you dry and does not make you feel hot. Overall it's an awesome product. I now own 3 of these jackets. :)
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best outdoor jacket This is a great jacket to have with your outdoor gear
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to for spring I have worn this almost every day since I got it! Over a hoody for extra warmth, over my cycling jacket, too. Its not too noisy, which can happen with wind breakers, so I wear it in the office too :). My daughter had a kid's version and she loves it too. All around a great buy!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall nice jacket. I noticed the COLUMBIA logo was silkscreened on, what happened to when they were stitched? The quality is decent on my jacket. It does run a little small in the sense that it fits with just a tshirt underneath it. If I had a sweater or thicker shirt on it would be snug.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outershell only This is not a lined windbreaker, so it is very thin. It is splash proof, and feels kind of like tent or parachute material. It is nice to wear over a long sleeve shirt, if it is chilly and you do not wear anything under it you will be cold. Fitting is true to it's size, and very comfortable, but if you are looking for a warmer jacket they do a sell a lined version of this one!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I've had it for 4 months... 4 months people.. Everyone that knows me will tell you that I have an addiction to Columbia's outerwear products. I bought this jacket because another windbreaker. The moment it arrived and I pulled it out of the packaging, I realized why this was on sale. I wasn't too pleased with the material against my skin.. as it literally felt like a trash bag. I have had other windbreakers from Columbia and other brands, but I have never owned one that had this material. Also, the reason that I even decided to write this review is bc not even 2 1/2 months into owning it, the "Columbia" on the left chest area of the jacket Was completely gone. Which just provides more detail about the horrible material. It wasn't adhesive at all to the "trash bag - like" material. I only washed it maybe four times and I did follow the directions on the tag bc I'm a little insane about my care routine for my jackets... I know that Columbia can do way better than this, but the picture isn't even a fair representation of what it actually looks like. I no longer wear this jacket as the only reason I would wear it after is over a hoodie and bc it said "Columbia" on it.. to be honest.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is great for the outdoors wind resistant and comfortable It's a great product
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as described Purchased for my daughter so that she could have a light jacket to wear in the morning and evenings when cool. She loves it.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The description is accurate The description is accurate, a little thin but other than that, perfect. Shipping was fast, ordered Sunday, received Friday
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended I was looking for a light shell to put underneath big coats to keep me warm during the winter, this windbreaker is excellent and you get the plus feature of it being waterproof.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fight the wind! I typically wear a medium but this jacket runs a tad small, so I decided to buy a large. At the same time, I don't want a form fitting windbreaker when I go jogging! Great fit for what I was looking for. I purchased the blue one and love the color combination. The tie at the bottom is interesting but works to give the jacket more shape. Can't wait to break it out more often once the weather warms up a bit!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy shopper I am very satisfied with this jacket ..
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile! Love this jacket. Perfect for running/hiking/just going outside when it's a little chilly outside. Very lightweight.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking windbreaker Very nice looking windbreaker. Repels water well. Really like the look. Does run a bit small, usually wear a small, but ordered a medium based on other reviews. Very pleased with item. Just what I was looking for in an unlined jacket.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Small and thin XL fits like a large, extremely thin, keeps water and wind out but not warm at all definetly needs another jacket under it but its too small to fit another jacket under it. Love the style though.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thin Material The jacket is great!!! Love the foxglove color. It is really true to size and comfortable. The only thing is the jacket is thin. I'm not sure if this is considered good or bad to some but just thought the next buyer would be aware.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What I Wanted For me, Columbia is a brand that tends to run small. I always order a size larger than other brands. This is why I have listed this as "a little small." It fits exactly how I wanted it to (loosely) given I got it as a packable, light rain shield to go over other things that may have a touch of bulk. I'm also warm natured, so this allows me the perfect coverage for everyday in slightly cooler or winder locations. I love it! The wrist elastics do not hug my wrist, but I still like the fit. The space here may pose a problem if you enjoy running in the rain with your arms lifted above your head, but I do not normally do that sort of thing.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is a nice windbreaker that is lightweight but most certainly does not resemble a garbage bag or a throwaway poncho. I just returned from a 6-mile hike on a cool Fall day with winds gusting to 25 mph and was very pleased with how comfortable I was throughout the hike. It is a bit boxy but I prefer that type of fit for freedom of movement. This is going to be one of my favorites
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great outdoors jackets It's windy here so a good wind breaker is a must!! Very easy to function in and keeps me warm.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Super cute and fits perfectly
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight pack able jacket Love the fit and look
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice windbreaker I got the tippet color and It is very attractive. The fabric is soft, and I really like the zip pockets. Not a heavy jacket, but great for cool summer days.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Jacket I bought this jacket as a versatile, lightweight option for an upcoming trip to Portugal that will include lots of hiking and some time walking around Lisbon. I've packed it in my backpack and worn it a few times in preparation for the trip and I think it's going to work out great! Perfect on the trail or paired with a casual outfit walking around town. I bought it in Foxglove and I've gotten so many compliments on it!
Date published: 2016-05-23
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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.
womens performance fit top
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
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

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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2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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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