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Women’s Layer First™ Half Zip Knit Shirt - Plus Size


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$29.98 $55.00
Style# 1553472
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Uses: Trail
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Style# 1553472
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Body-mapping lines in a stretch-infused, performance wicking fabric with just-right baby stripes—this long-sleeve half-zip shirt is the ultimate layering piece for active days in any season. The UPF 15 Layer First Half Zip will protect you from the sun during long hours outdoors, breathe and wick sweat when you’re working hard, and feel and fit great through it all.

  • Omni-Wick™
  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Active Fit
  • 4-way comfort stretch
  • Antimicrobial treatment protects this product from bacteria growth
  • Imported

  • 94% polyester / 6% elastane Striped Jersey
High-Performance Wicking Fabric

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Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very comfortable Looks good but after first use loses a little body in the material. Just not as crisp and smooth. April 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by love the fit, but... It is hard to find a good fit when you are a bigger girl and this definitely fit. I love the color options. So far I am very happy with the product, however, when I went on a 4 mile hike with a backpack on the back of the shirt "pilled". It makes me wonder about the long term quality. March 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Layer! I use this all the time! It has made a great layer under one of my Columbia jackets and a great transition piece this Spring. The color goes with anything and I have received several compliments on it. It is super comfy as well. March 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Does not look like image. Just received my sweater. It really does not look like the image. Imagine is black with spiderweb design but in reality it's black and white stripes. Still nice quality but definitely not like the image. My friend and I both ordered the same sweater. I think she will be disappointed in the look. March 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Colouring Was Off I love these shirts, however, the black one wasn't true to the online picture for colouring. I was so excited for the black with dark grey stripes but when it came in it was black with light grey stripes. I threw it on and instantly thought "hey, I look like the hamburgler". I would recommend any other colour though! December 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Plus size women's clothing First glad to see a company recognizes that plus size women can be active women as well. The top is flattering and comfortable and is nice active gear. The sleeves are a little long, but of course can be rolled up some. December 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fabric Issue This shirt is very pretty but has developed little balls all over the front of the fabric. November 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for travel I really like the product, but it runs a little small. It's nice that it contours in and flares out down at the hips. October 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love the fit but the online color is not true to order I absolutely love the fit of this shirt, the sleeves are extra long and I have to roll them up a bit (so this may be attractive to some looking for a longer length) and I actually really like the color but it is not what I expected. I ordered the black but it is more like a blue/grey with a black stripe (it has quite a light color look). Not at all what the color shows in the picture. I like the color and how it looks but I would guess it is more what I expected the nocturnal to look like. Either I was sent the wrong color or the photo is really off and it is MUCH, MUCH lighter in color than the black shows it to be online (even a lighter grey tone than the nocturnal). Even though the color was not what I was expecting, the fit is so nice (and the color I got is still nice) that I am thinking of ordering another one and a friend went online and ordered one the same day she saw mine. October 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A favorite... I love this top and wear it all the time. It's very lightweight and can be packed easily taking up almost no room, making it perfect for travel. I ordered the black which in the photo looks like a subtle black and charcoal stripe. However, the actual top is far more contrasting with REALLY light grey and black stripes. Very disappointing as I would have preferred as it looks in the photo (thus the 4 start vice 5 star rating), but the stripes are very complimentary even in the larger sizes and still very happy with the purchase. July 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! This is my new favorite top. It's long enough to cover the bottom, and light enough to wear anytime. Really love it. June 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lov this top Great top, excellent quality. Wear top once or twice a week. April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Comfortable! I ordered this top in multiple colors. It is high quality and very stylish. I love wearing it! It is SO comfortable. It wicks moisture nicely and is the longer length that I like. I would definitely order again. December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shirt! I love this shirt. It works welll under other tops for layering. Has a great lenght for tucking, and it feels very comfortable. November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Get compliments Love the thin stripe. Zip up through neck will keep out drafts. Am ordering another color. November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shirt It's just different enough with the stripping that it makes it a cute top. I love that Columbia makes cute plus size clothing. The stripes are OK for big girls:) It runs large, so order down. I bought a size bigger than I needed and its big, but I'll keep it and wear it under a vest. October 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointing Despite following the measurements provided, everything in my order was oversized and loose. It's good to be able to go a size down, but not so great to have to return everything in the order. This top looks very structured in construction in the picture. Instead the fabric is thin and the cut loose. As a result, despite the nice contrast in stripes shown in the photo the fabric pattern is underwhelming. To boot the pink, which shows as very bright online is toned down in person. Had I seen this on a hanger instead of the photo above, I'd have never tried it on. September 23, 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

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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