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Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest


Style# 1423471
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Style# 1423471
Uses Winter


The combination of Omni-Shield advanced repellency, Omni-Heat thermal reflective and 550 fill power down insulation make this vest super toasty to keep you warm in cold weather; feminine design lines and buttery soft sateen fabric mean it’s also perfect for every day wear.

  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Waterproof/breathable fabric
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Waterproof zip-closed pockets
  • 550 fill power down insulation
  • Interior security pocket
  • Inferno pocket
  • Removable faux fur
  • Center back length: 25”
  • Imported

    100% polyester Act II Satin
  • TRIM
    34% acrylic/51% modacrylic/15% polyester Rocky Raccoon faux fur
    100% polyester Thermal Reflective
    80% duck down/20% feather
Water and Stain Repellent
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Magic in a littlesilver dot.
Breathable material with little silver dots that reflect body heat.


Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down™ Vest 4.7 5 49 49
Warm and Cozy Everyone says this vest runs a little small so I was nervous the small wouldn't fit me, however at 5' 4" I almost feel like it's a little on the larger side for me. But it's extremely warm and durable, has big pockets, and the hood is a nice feature. The velcro is somewhat annoying if left undone, a couple of my jackets stick to the velcro which then frays the material of my jackets. Overall though I'm really happy with my vest and I wear it all the time! Definitely worth the money if you're looking for a good, durable vest. March 26, 2014
Extremely comfortable!!! Love this vest. Would recommend this product to everyone March 10, 2014
Warm and stylish Love OmniHeat, it is really warm...this one? Also really stylish and runs true to size. Totally recommend it! February 25, 2014
Great Womens Down Vest I have been searching for the past several months for a well constructed, feminine, stylish, warm, waterproof down vest that doesn't make me look 10 pounds heavier and this is the vest. I selected the vibrant blue colored vest in a size L and upon arrival in the mail I was pleasantly surprised with the look, color, construction and warmth of the vest. I normally wear a size 12 or size 14 (5' 5", 150lbs, 40C, curvy fit body shape) in jackets and/or coats and the size L fits me perfectly with room for layering. I will be using the vest for a hiking and snowmobiling trip in Rocky Mountain National Park in mid-March and feel very confident that this vest will serve its purpose while being stylish...the quality of products that Columbia provides far exceeds the price. February 23, 2014
really nice the vest is really nice, keeps me warm. some of the feathers are coming out already and I've only had this since new years eve.. which this was a Christmas present that was extremely late, which was very disappointing. February 13, 2014
Less than expected, but overall nice I purchased a size large, I am usually a medium, and the large is a bit tight, so the actual sizes are smaller than average. I was looking forward to the beautiful furry collar in the photo, and was hugely disappointed when the vest arrived and the faux fur was not full and fluffy at all, as shown in the product photo. The warmth it provides is only average, not suitable for sub freezing. Overall, a nice looking vest, and I am moderately pleased with it. January 17, 2014
Best vest I found Shopping for a warm, stylish vest with a removable hood became a chore for me. Either most had hoods that were not removable and if they were the quality was not great. This vest has everything that I need in a vest for my winter trip to South Africa. It does run small. If you wear a medium do buy a large. January 16, 2014
detachable hood, very warm This is a very warm vest. I like the detachable hood feature. The Omni-Heat really works. I live in the Midwest. We recently had the "polar vortex" ? pass through...definitely went below zero by several degrees...I was warm in this vest. I am a skinny person, average height. I bought this vest because I don't like to wear (bulky, down feather) jacket sleeves. Perhaps I will invest in a light-weight, (very) warm jacket...till then, this vest is super warm! January 13, 2014
Perfect for not too cold weather! Love this vest. Great for nice cool days of Colorado winters. Wear with a thermal long sleeve shirt and your core stays nice and toasty. January 13, 2014
Great vest, terrible Velcro I love this vest. It looks great, keeps me warm, the hood is awesome. It does fit a wee bit small. I would love to the get the same one in white, I currently have it in black. The problem is the Velcro. it is fine with anything where the fabric is "slippery". But I got a Columbia baselayer... and a lot of the threads had been pulled in in the sleeves, a couple hours into wearing it! Both Columbia and Mountian hard wear tend to use these nice soft fabrics for base layers, which cannot easily be worn with the vest. :( Hopefully they'll fix this in the future. December 27, 2013
Woman's vest This vest runs small. I like the appearance, but is pulls snugly through the middle. I won't reorder it. December 23, 2013
Excellent Vest One of my favorite vests that I own. It's very warm - but not overly so. The omni-heat keeps you warm when you need it, but it doesn't over do it (as some vests tend to get extremely hot once you go from outdoor to indoor). I would suggest sizing up if you plan on wearing a fleece or anything bulky underneath. The hood is big and cozy! October 15, 2013
Great vest This is a present for my mom, she is planning a trip with her friends in fall and needs a vest she could layer, as well as wearing alone. When the vest arrived she simply loved it; the size fits great, it's very soft and warm, and the best part is that it's not too puffy so she could wear a jacket over it if necessary. Overall it's a great product and I would recommend it to others again. July 8, 2013
Black Lay D Vest Excellent quality. Have not wore yet. I needed XL. The velcro is only in 3 places, not along the length. I did not find this bothersome. Actually, I like it because, if you need to quickly hold the front together you can just use the velcro, instead of the zipper. It is not noisy velcro like some. March 25, 2013
Fantastic Vest This vest is fantstic - I wear it all the time and it keeps me so comfortably warm and toasty that I don't even need a jacket anymore. The vest is so versatile and stylish I can wear it with anything. Quality is excellent - you can't go wrong with this product! March 20, 2013
little small but overall very happy I had been looking for a very warm, black vest for an upcoming trip. I was very surprised to find this vest comparable in specs (warmth, material etc) for less than some of the other brands I typically look to. The pros - I love the removable hood with the trim, it's a great detail and makes it even more flexible and functional. The vest is very warm and seems well constructed. The velcro a few other reviews mentioned doesn't bother me. The con - it definitely runs small. I debated going up a size based on the reviews but decided to stick with the medium (I'm 5'-8", size 8) and it fits - but is definitely a little tight with a few layers underneath. Of course in my eagerness to wear it I took off the tags and now can't exchange it:) so I'll make it work! Overall very happy and I'll definitely keep Columbia in mind for my next outdoor gear purchase. March 11, 2013
This is the best vest I have owned!! It has great warmth and style. Love that it has a detachable hood, so it can be worn well into spring!! The fit was perfect. I got one in black and in white. It doesn't compare any other vest I have owned. Columbia products definitetly stand up to their claims!! Love your company!!! March 7, 2013
Cool vest! Very nice looking and comfortable. I sized up as recommended and it fits well. Looks great with jeans. I ordered the ice grey mineral color because it was so different from my solid color vests. . March 6, 2013
Soft and comfortable I purchased this vest for my 10 year old daughter, who has the body of a teenager. She's 5'3" and weights 120 lbs. She's a competitive swimmer so her back is wider than most, however I was shocked when an adult medium just fit. I chose to return it and purchase a large, which gave her room to grow and wear a sweat shirt underneath the vest. She loves it! It's soft, comfortable, and lightweight. There is no excess puffiness to the vest, which is nice for a down vest. February 28, 2013
Perfect puffy vest After searching through a bunch of different brands of puffy vests, I purchased the Columbia Women's Lay "D" Down Vest. Not only was it a competitive price, but I loved that it had a removable hood with removable trim. It is also super warm because of the omni-heat layer inside the vest. I would highly recommend this vest to anyone February 26, 2013
Amazing and Warm! Great Vest - Loved the detachable hood and cute lines. Works with long sleeve tee here in Texas or fleece up north. I am 5 8 130lbs -with shoulders - Medium was great for layering. Actually long enough and not too loose at waist. Just ordered black for friend in NY. Hope she likes! February 20, 2013
Awesome Vest! True to size chart. Very warm and comfortable. February 18, 2013
Stunning/Functional/Beautiful/So HOT I never thought I would ever get a vest until I tried one for a couple days. Then I went on the hunt for the perfect one, and stumbled across this one in Sports Chalet. I wanted it immediately but looked for the best deal, and found it on this website. I can't imagine a more perfect vest--removable faux fur/hood, SO WARM, and stylish, it can't be beat. Definitely worth the money, I highly recommend! It doesn't have inner pockets, but the outside hand pockets are spacious and keep my hands cozy. The collar goes up pretty far, I never zip it all the way up. I got XS, I am 5,1 and 116 lbs. Enjoy!!! February 14, 2013
cold girl I bought this vest to layer with my sweatshirts, light coats and sweaters. The fabric is a little nicer then other vest materials I have had in the past. It repails water very nicely and keeps me toasty warm. I am cold a lot, so I really think I will end up wearing this vest year round. The hood option is great, and I love the fact that you can take off the fur on the hood if you do not need it on a daily basis. February 6, 2013
Best Vest I've Ever Owned By far the nicest, most well made vest I've ever owned. Of course, as the saying goes, "you get what you pay for". Extremely comfortable, and cozy warm. Love that the fur trim is removable, as well as the entire hood itself. The micro fiber (or whatever the outer shell is made of) is so cozy soft. The velcro closures on the front are a bit of a nuisance, as it tends to catch on scarves, gloves, sweaters, etc. but I like the vest so much, I will tolerate it. Only downside I can think of is that the collar does not stand up since the weight of the hood tends to pull it back. I like having the extra warmth up around my neck without having to zip the vest all the way up. January 22, 2013
Runs small and tight, but very versatile I originally ordered this for myself, but the medium was too small for me when it arrived, so I gave it to my mother for Christmas. She fell in love with how soft and cosy it is, especially since she doesn't like to wear a full-blown winter coat outside. Be warned that is looks funny on people who are tall or have long torsos. December 27, 2012
This product was almost perfect... This vest was perfect in every way with the exception of the Velcro strips, which made it virtually unwearable with a sweater. I snagged a sweater just trying the vest on and then spent 20 minutes cleaning out the fibers. I returned this vest solely because of the Velcro, but would buy it again in a heartbeat if it had snaps instead. December 13, 2012
READY FOR MY LONG DOG WALKS I have other brands of winter vests but this one is the prettiest of all! I am not crazy about the velco used to close the jacket over the zipper but the furry hood is an attractrive and functional feature along with the contrasting black zippers and gray material on top which peeks out. I went for a long walk with my 2 pomeranians yesterday in the bitter cold and did not feel a thing. I would have liked the vest to have been made a little less snug but it does fit. The vest is as light as a feather; I think my scarf weighs more! I think the vest is worth the money but I did use my birthday discount. November 26, 2012
So Comfortable and Stylish! This vest is awesome. The price tag was a little higher than I was planning on - but I'm so glad I went for it! It feels so good when you're wearing it (dare I say, luxurious?) - cozy and warm and the fabric is clearly high quality. The vest looks great - the fur collar is super cute without being over the top. The amount of insulation is just right - I was concerned it was going to be too puffy - but with the Omni-Heat, the puff is minimized while retaining a ton of warmth. I usually wear a small (5'5", 125 lbs) and that's what I got and it fits just right. A great vest! November 8, 2012
LOVE IT! Fits true to size with room for heavier sweatshirts underneath. Very warm. Inside pocket can fit a full water bottle! Seams well sewn. Hood adjustable and fits well. March 11, 2012
Love This!!!! I asked for this vest for Christmas and did NOT get it, so I ordered it myself, and I love it! It is so cute and so warm, I was surprised. Oh, and I think I saw Madonna wearing it on E. February 18, 2012
You get what you pay for. And with Columbia, you get a lot. As per normal, Columbia delivers great again with this. I bought it for my girlfriend as a present, and she absolutely loves it. In addition to it looking great on her and being a perfect fit, it keeps her warm without overdoing it. (And when it's that cold, her Columbia jacket does the job just fine.) I've always bought Columbia and will continue to do so as long as they make amazing products like this one. February 3, 2012
Columbia Lay 'D' Down Vest I am quite pleased with my Columbia Lay 'D' Down vest. I usually wear a Medium and ordered a Large for layering purposes. It is the perfect size for layering. The vest is quite well-designed and of quality construction. It is perfect for cold and/or wet weather. The omni-heat feature is great! I also love the ability to remove the hood, if desired. The fur trim adds a nice touch. I definitely recommend the Lay 'D' Down Vest to anyone who desires quality at an affordable price. Columbia is truly the Best! January 23, 2012
Love this vest!!! best vest I have ever owned. It is stylish and functional all at the same time. I have gotten numerous compliments on it! January 23, 2012
Great Vest Very warm, comfortable, and looks pretty cool. I've worn it every day since I got it, and find that it is perfect for those days I am running in and out of stores, schools, etc. The velcro is slightly annoying when it sticks to a scarf or clothing, but it happens rarely and should not dissuade you from purchasing the vest. Oh, and the hood is great to block the wind but you wont have peripheral vision. Great site, too. Easy to order. I am 5'7" and 120 lbs. and ordered a small. January 22, 2012
Great Vest! Love, love, love this vest! It is slightly fitted so is very flattering. The hood is a little big but definitely keeps me warm in the wind. I am 5'7" 120 lbs. Ordered XS and it is just right. January 21, 2012
Awesome Vest Love the vest. Only wish I had gotten it in both colors! If I had know it was washable I would have orderd the white too. Will get it next time. Warm and stylish! January 14, 2012
Great all around vest. Extremely warm, stylish, hood is detachable. Fits a little small and the shoulder ends perfectly on me great but for someone with bigger shoulders, it wouldn't work. Great thickness. Keeps out the winter cold in all types of weather. January 7, 2012
Women's Lay 'D' Down Vest - loooove it I got this in a size small although I'm usually a medium on top because of the reviews. It fits perfectly! I've gotten so many compliments on this, and it's just so comfy. The fleece lined neck is so soft and warm, and the vest itself has become my new San Francisco jacket alternative. It's also perfect when I travel - stay cozy and plush in my seat without much bulk. One con is the velcro along the zipper. It cheapens the look a bit, although it's come in functionally handy. January 4, 2012
A beautiful and warm vest This vest is as beautiful as it is functional. Fits snug, very slimming and the fur hood is an added bonus. The vest adds warmth without the bulky feel. January 3, 2012
lay d down vest its cozy and stylish at the same time. i love it!!!! December 29, 2011
This vest is stylish, well-made and warm. I am a size 10-12. I ordered this vest in an XL in hopes of wearing a mid to heavy weight sweater under it. It is so small that I can't close it wearing anything other than a lightweight sweater or cotton t-neck. Kind of defeats the purpose of this nice warm vest ! December 26, 2011
LOVE IT!!! Absolutely love the look, feel, fit, etc of this vest. I would recommend it to anyone. I was hesitant on spending the money, but the new technology Columbia has come out with is amazing! Great buy! November 8, 2011
Perfect fit and cozy! This vest is true to size--perfect fit even with layers. First time wearing it was to a football game on a windy evening--kept me toasty the entire game. Only wish I hadn't taken removed the hood that day! November 6, 2011
Great Vest! I got this best for casual wear in the Fall. But I will be wearing it any chance I get. It's light weight, flattering, and real warm. I love the pockets and the removable faux fur trimmed hood. I have the D down jacket coming in the mail. October 28, 2011
Love my vest I bought a size small. Normally I wear around a 5/6. Vest fits perfectly. Not too puffy. I love the the hood detaches as well. October 17, 2011
Love it I needed something that could keep me warm but not overheat me since my car does not exist and i bike and walk most places. This vest is wonderful for that. It keeps my upper chest warm but doesn't get me sweltering. I bought the cream and it looks elegant and sporty. I am a fit 5'7 and columbia runs big on me, so I bought the XS small because my upper chest and shoulders are quite petite, so it fits me very well. Normally I would wear a small. I am most satisfied with my purchase October 2, 2011
Excellent vest, wish it didn't have velcro Pluses: warm. Good fit; not too shiny on the outside. comfortable, lightweight. fashionable. cool hood. loved the inside breast pocket. quality zippers. Minuses: the inside lining is extremely shiny, in great contrast to the exterior matte black--which is a bit too flashy esp b/c people get black to be neutral, not necessarily stand out that much. And the velcro should be replaced with a better fastening mechanism--something like a snap--- when you a fluctuating from hotter to colder areas and just want a quick or partial fastening, you use the velcro, but it comes apart too easily. the soft fleecy neck-lining is a bit too soft--it is almost oily feeling. September 24, 2011
Love my vest I just received my vest and I can't wait for the weather to turn cold so I can wear it. I am very impressed with the quality and the versitality to wear with or with out the hood and faux fur trim. Love it!!!!!!!! September 11, 2011
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Women's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

Women's Body Measurement (Inches)

NECK 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 27-29 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
NECK 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 42-45 46-49 50-53

How to Measure

  • 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

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 30 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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