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Women’s Kaleidaslope™ II Jacket – Plus Size


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Uses: Winter
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Style# 1413882
Uses Winter


Offered in an array of dark, versatile neutral colors, this cozy jacket utilizes Omni-Heat® thermal reflective and insulation to provide superior warmth – it’s beautiful baffling makes it as perfect for everyday as it is for staying warm during cold-weather adventures in the outdoors.

  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective and insulated
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • 3-point Interchange System
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zip closed security pocket
  • Comfort cuffs
  • Thumb holes
  • Center back length: 26”
  • Imported

    100% polyester Windowpane Triple ripstop
    100% polyester Thermal Reflective
    50% polyester/50% recycled polyester OH, 100g
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Water and Stain Repellent

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 91 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coat! Wanted a non bulky winter coat and I have the mighty lite vest and figured this would suit perfect. Held out too long before I ordered and missed getting the blue one so I ordered the green and love the colour!! Love the thumb holes and it's roomy enough I can fit a fleece under it on a super cold day. Almost looking forward to a cold day to wear it...almost October 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jacket Works For This Cali Girl My alltime favorite winter jacket is the Exofficio Storm Logic. I own one in XL. It's lightweight, has interior pockets galore and looks great. Unfortunately Exofficio only makes women's sizes to XL and I no longer fit in an XL jacket. So as I've gone up in size, Columbia has earned my business. I applaud Columbia for realizing that Plus Size Women wear adventure gear too and that we want sporty and comfy clothes too. I already own the Mighty Light III vest so I wanted a jacket with a similar look and fit. Also I live in Los Angeles where it doesn't get too cold so I didn't want a jacket that would make me too warm on 60 degree days. I chose the KALEIDASLOPE™ II JACKET over the Mightly Light III because the silhouette looked a little more hourglass and the slightly higher and furry collar looked cozy. My hair is short in back, so having a little more collar length to keep the chill out is better. I ordered the jacket in black. While it doensn't really show up in the photos, the baffling on the chest and upper back part of the jacket isn’t sewed flush, and it does look a little weird in my book. Maybe it serves a purpose, but I think it would have looked better flush and sewed down. The omni heat works very well and for So Cal temps is fine for me. I do prefer a jacket with primaloft because it regulates with your own body temp better in my opinion, but Columbia doesn't offer that in their clothes. I wish this jacket had an adjustable cord for the bottom, because i would like to be able to adjust the fit a little. I was between this and the Voodoo Falls Turbo Down (that has an adjustable bottom) but that jacket seemed a lot warmer so I chose this one. So here’s why I’m going to rate this jacket 4 stars vs 5 - Columbia are you paying attention, this is important - you need to cut your sleeves wider in your Plus Sizes clothes across the line. I do fit in the sleeves in this jacket, but it’s snug. I’ve found this to be a problem in their shirts as well and I’ve read many plus size women complaining about sleeve size in the jackets too. Not just this jacket, but other Columbia jackets too. If you’re a plus size woman, you’re not only bigger in bust, hips, and stomach, you’re probably bigger in the arms too. I can only wear this jacket with a thin long sleeve shirt under and even then it’s snug. There’s no way I could wear a thicker shirt or sweater. I actually spent time on the phone with a Columbia rep so I could get the shoulder and sleeve sizes before I chose a jacket. It would be nice if those numbers were included on the website. This is a nice jacket and Columbia makes good quality products. Just please listen and start making the sleeves wider on Plus Size Womens clothes. Thanks. October 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coat. Although it is lightweight, it is warm. It fits great. Just wish that it came with a hood. October 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Back for another! So many new colors this year! I own this coat in black and came back for the white one, but I have my eye on the Nightshade color as well. Beautiful! This is my go to, super stylish jacket when I need something light, but toasty. I find this jacket to have a slight slimming effect too, so...bonus! Be warm! Be stylin'! Get this jacket and get ready to receive tons of compliments! September 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love Love this coat. Fit is good. As stated may run a little small but not a big issue for me. Love how lighweight but yet the jacket is very warm. March 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent buy This is a must have for anyone who's cold! I get wows and complements on this jacket all the time while staying warm without the bulk February 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Lightweight, yet so warm, really comfortable and stylish. I would like one in every color. Love the inside collar it is so soft February 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not what I expected I love the style and it fits true to size. Only thing I didn't like it was very a thin I thought it had at least a little puff to it. That would have been great February 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very nice jacket Love it and did get a size up which I am glad I did. Comfortable and can wear thicker clothes underneath if needed. Only sad thing is I agree with many other people, if only it was a couple inches longer. 3 inches would even be good. February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this Jacket I love this jacket. I would of liked it to be a little longer, however it still is my favorite. February 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not worth the money I live in Wisconsin and yesterday it was 10 out so I thought I'd wear my new jacket and I was not impressed. I was cold and it didn't keep the wind out. I have a jacket from J C Penney for half the price and it's much warmer. I will not recommend this jacket to anyone. February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect jacket for this Georgia girl After having my Northface jacket for 6 years, I decided I needed a new one. I found this online after being disappointed with the selection in a local sports store. Being in Georgia, I was a little leary about buying a jacket online and it being too heavy to wear daily, but this is an awesome Jacket. It's super lightweight which makes it perfect for the south, but it's also very warm for those occasional freezing times. I got the teal color and it is gorgeous. It fits perfectly and isn't snug anywhere. I would definitely recommend this jacket no matter where you live. February 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket I am loving this jacket. I find that it may need a few minutes to warm up to your body heat and then it feels very warm and comfy. Love the extra wrist warmers with the thumb holes. I am 5'2" and size 18. i got the 2X and it fits perfect. Roomy without a sweater and not at all snug with a sweater. I can see if I were taller that the length of the jacket may be a bit short as it hits me just right where I am used to jackets being longer on me. The hem drops slightly in the back and is a bit longer. The collar is soft and warm and is just enough when I forget a scarf. Great buy overall. February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product This is a great product, true to size, extremely functional, and keeps you warm!!! January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pretty Jacket I love this jacket! I bought it in Plum for my daughter, she has very dark hair and the color looks so pretty on her. She says the thing is so warm that she ordered another in a size smaller because she is on a diet and is losing weight and wants one when she goes down another size. That is love! She isn't usually into clothes that much so I was surprised when she fell in love with it. It is such good quality and so well thought out in construction. She says you cannot even feel the wind in it and we live in the foothills of the Appalachians and trust me it gets very windy and this jacket does the trick. Getting one for me next … black! January 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Why are the arms so small??? I love this jacket, it's light weight bit super warm, well made, comfortable except....... The arms are so small! I always have this problem with Columbia jackets. I can't be the only one ordering plus size with big arms! The whole point of Columbia is it is an athletic brand, we don't all have stick figure arms! Jacket fits great everywhere else... I can't decide if it's worth keeping with the extremely limited mobility due to the arms. January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by women's kaleidaslope 11 Plus I really like that this jacket is not bulky but still keeps me warm. Its Great riding in the car too. I usually cant wear a jacket in the car because of excess material. This doesn't push up onto my face like other jackets do. Besides it has a wonderful soft collar that is so nice I wouldn't mind if it did a little. I Don't know how it would be in extremely cold weather, but for what Vermont weather has been this season, I have been nice and warm without the bulk. The only issue I have and it has nothing to do with how the jacket is made is that the arms run long for me. I am just under 5 foot and usually have this same problem. I just fold the sleeves under. Easy to do since its light weight. I would definitely recommend. January 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaleidoscope II Jacket I hate bulky jackets and coats. My daughter in law came over wearing this jacket. I picked it up and loved the way it felt and it was so lightweight. i tried it on and was sold. The interior is so soft and its real comfortable to wear. Bulky jackets are just to cumbersome to drive in and you feel you can't move around freely. You can in this jacket! The omni heat keeps you warm even on extremely cold days and the thumb cuffs prevent cold air from going up your sleeve. I loved it so much I ordered a second one in a different color. I showed it to several of my friends and they have placed orders for one. January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Coat nice and warm just wish it was a little longer to cover the bum... other than that worth every penny! January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best coat I bought this jacket and I absolutely love it. Keeps me warm but I don't get over heated. I love the thumb holes!! January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite jacket! This jacket is absolutely beautiful. I purchased the deep wave color, and it is gorgeous. The jacket is really well made, and the pattern of the fabric and stitching make for a figure flattering jacket that is great for wearing out on the trail or out on the town. I especially love the added warmth of the fur-like collar. The omni heat technology really works, too. I was concerned this jacket may not be very warm, but when you put this baby on you can immediately feel the warmth from your own body heat. This jacket is not too puffy and doesn't add any bulk - which I was a little concerned about. The pockets are fleece lined and keep my hands warm. I bought this jacket one size larger so I could wear more layers if needed. I haven't needed any extra layers yet, and the jacket fits great. Thank you Columbia for making high quality, plus size clothing that is just my style. January 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not quite as pictured and slow issuing credit I ordered this jacket and was a bit disappointed in the fit. I have other Columbia jackets but this one seemed a bit boxy at the bottom and also I didn't like the back of the jacket. It had some sort of flap that I didn't notice when looking at it online. I returned it and reordered a different style from another vendor. I will rethink ordering directly from Columbia again as it took forever for me to see a credit back on my credit card. It's been a week and still no credit. Very slow in my book it shouldn't take that long to credit a credit card. January 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ordered up a size based on reviews The jacket is nice. I can't say how the function is due to the fact I had to return it and ordered a smaller size. I am normally always a 2X, but based upon all the reviews that it runs slightly small, I went up a size. Too big. Hopefully when the 2X comes in it fits as expected. I will review it when I get it. January 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by New jacket Love, love my jacket ! Love the color and the way the jacket contours to my body. It is super light weight yet warm. I live in the NE and would highly recommend this jacket for our area. Love Columbia and the quality! January 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Heartbroken! I was so excited for this jacket but that was short lived. Fabric is EXTREMELY fragile!!!! I would not call it "ripstop". Only had it on for less than half an hour when I barely brushed up against a wooden porch railing and it ripped. I do not understand how a company who encourages you to get outside can offer a product that is so fragile! I should have saved my hard earned money and shopped at Walmart!! So devastated to have this as my first and possibly last experience w/Columbia products! December 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent jacket Very lightweight for driving yet very warm in the cold. Love my jacket. Color is beautiful. December 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the feel of it I bought this last minute as none of the stores had anything that would fit me right. I was worried about ordering online and having the same problem, but after reading the reviews and checking out the size chart, I ordered it. I love the fit..very true to size. It is so lightweight that I wondered if it would be warm enough...well I am hear to say that coat keeps me very warm and dry. Just wish it was a little longer or I should have ordered the longer version...but still love it. December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket! This is lightweight but oh so warm. Love the color too, can't wait to try this out in the snow! December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket so much, that I now have two of them! Like I've said in the title, I love this jacket so much that I have two different colors in it, now. My only complaint is that the sleeves run a bit tight. I am a women's 3x and the jacket itself, fits true to size, but the sleeves run small in width. I would totally recommend this jacket for women who want nice warmth, without the annoyance of feathers coming from jackets filled with down. Love the Primaloft type fill! December 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WOMEN’S KALEIDASLOPE™ II JACKET – PLUS SIZE I really like this jacket but found the 1X is alittle snug around the chest area. Next size up the 2X should be better this way you can layer under it. December 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Light weight, huge pockets & warm, but not sweltering Love that this jacket is warm and extremely light weight! When my iPhone 6 (which is fairly heavy with inside a Life Proof case) is in my front (very deep) pocket, I forget it's there b/c the jacket is so light weight. I ordered a 2X and normally wear an 18. I have plenty of room for a sweater or sweatshirt underneath! I haven't tested it out in below freezing weather yet, hence only the 4 star rating. Love the thumb holes in the cuffs too, although one isn't sewn the greatest.. another reason for 4 stars. December 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fit is more true to size I normally wear a 1X so based on the reviews saying it runs a size smaller, I ordered a size 2X but it was too big so had to return it. The jacket seemed very nice though and I loved the color, it was just too big. December 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shorter then expected Being a 22-24size female I expected this coat to not fit at all but ordered the 3X and hoped. It fits great around the bust ( 48 DD) and waist... extra room even and great Range of motion with sholders. But it is SHORT in the arms and length of the coat --sits just above my waist. December 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by In love! I live in Kodiak, AK. I love this jacket. It's light and super warm, not to mention it being so flattering! I get compliments all the time and people asking where I got it. If you are on the fence about spending the money.... Do it you won't be let down! I have not needed to wear layers with the jacket and we have had a few days in the 20s with high winds. I could wear a sweater or a hoodie I'd I needed though, as I bought a size up. The only thing I wish it had was a hood, but I knew it didn't have one when I made my decision. November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! I've been wearing this jacket about two years and I still love it to this day. I've spent winters in KY (which isn't bad compared to northern states but still pretty bad) walking around campus and waiting for buses and it has always kept me warm. I love the fabric that goes over your hand that your thumb slides through. It's a nice touch, as well as the pocket on the interior of the chest; perfect for storing your iPhone. I'm still shocked at how great it looks given its age; it looks brand new. I've never spent this much on a coat but you definitely get what you pay for. Lastly, thank you for recognizing that plus size women want to wear your brand and don't want to look frumpy. A+ for the fit of this jacket. October 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loved this jacket-bought 2! I bought this coat last year and bought another one this year. Love the thumb hole which eliminates drafts up your arms. Very flattering for a voluptuous figure. The Omni heat is amazing. Helps keep you warm without a bulky fill. This jacket is GREAT! Can't recommend it enough. October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Jacket! This might be the best jacket ever. I love the Omni Heat technology. The fit works well for those of us blessed to have hips, especially with the curved side seam at the base of the jacket. It has become my go-to for all weather. September 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very warm, not bulky, quality lacks I found this to be true to size, if not a bit large. I wear a 22-24 and ordered a 3x. I think it's a bit too roomy in the chest/midsection, although I find it a little snug in the shoulders. (I don't generly wear layers or thick clothes underneath). It's a very warm jacket, although you need to have it on for a second to let your body heat warm it up. I've been wearing this in a pretty cold Buffalo NY winter, and I've found it to be too hot to put on until the front door is open. Sleeves are a touch too short to use the thumb holes. I have a lot of loose threads and stitching (right out of the box), and the pocket zippers get stuck on the pocket lining fabric Every. Single. Time. The fit is flattering, and I'm allergic to down, so im happy to find a warm coat that looks good, even if I have needed to re-sew much of it in only two months :p January 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Makes a Rubenesque woman look like a WOMAN! The darting really accents your figure. I usually wear a 20W and I ordered a 2X. With anything more than a long sleeve T, it's a little snug. My husband complimented me on it. The only down fall is it could be a little bit longer in the torso. January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goodbye, Bulky! Yessss! A large winter jacket that looks feminine (on me, at least). The fit is good and I'm glad I ordered a size larger. It's very toasty without the bulk so don't be fooled by its appearance. The ease of movement, while wearing it, is akin to wearing a sweatshirt. It's functional and it looks great on me! I'm so pleased with this purchase. December 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pricey So-So Jacket The jacket did not meet my expectations. The shell was layered and did not make the appearance I desired. After seeing the jacket I realized that there are competitive jackets from other manufacturers that are much less expensive, so I returned the jacket. December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women's Kaleidaslope ll jacket I love this jacket it's light weight and keeps me warm from the wind and cold. Just LOVE IT! December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm, but very lightweight I really like this jacket. It seems to add considerable warmth while still being thin and comfortable. I'm glad I sized up because it definitely runs a little on the small side. December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by love this jacket This jacket was exactly what I was looking for and the quality I have come to expect from Columbia. I like that it is light weight but still keeps me warm in the North Dakota winter. I don't care for the thumb hole but really like the extra length it gives to the sleeves. December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Jacket, TRUE TO SIZE I originally bought a size up because everyone had mentioned how this ran small. When it arrived, it was VERY LARGE. I would recommend ordering the size you usually wear to avoid having to return/exchange. December 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bummer... There is so much I really like about this jacket -- lightweight, attractive styling, sleeves that are long enough...I was so disappointed that it was not as warm as expected and what was needed. I'm very sorry I had to send back as there was so much I liked about it....had to get me through the winter in New England and it just wasn't warm enough. Sleeves are snug.... November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm without being Bulky If you like a nice light coat that blocks the wind this is the one you are after. I hate to even call it light because it is a warm winter coat without the bulk! I am outside at work everyday walking from hangar to hangar and it can be cold and breezy. I really love this coat! November 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Strange outer material By strange, I mean that it rips/tears very easily. I bought this coat last year in navy blue. I have dogs and one of their nails tore the arm of the coat, in the puffy part. Not even close to the seam. When it's cold out the material becomes almost brittle. It does keep you warm though, thru a cold Chicago winter. It runs a bit big, so it's great for layering. If you have animals, are near animals, are close to bush/tree branches, I would steer clear of this coat. Even looking at it cross eyed may cause the coat to tear. Alas, I just returned the same coat in raspberry, thinking they may have changed the material. No such luck. Note: If you need to return/exchange an item beware, you pay return shipping. November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hardworking jacket in a small package I got this in a 2x and I love it! It's my go-to winter coat for all temperatures. Very surprised at the warmth without the bulk. Bonus: it's also machine washable. Comfy, cozy, warm, and stylish. November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Couldn't be happier! Love, love this jacket. It's so light-weight and yet so warm. Since I am a plus size, I'm always cautious about winter jackets adding bulk. This does not. I'm happy I went a size up. It fits perfect now. I love the thumb inserts on the sleeves. The color raspberry is very pretty and not overly bright. I couldn't be happier with this jacket. November 10, 2014
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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

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ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 20th to arrive by the 25th.
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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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