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Women’s Mix It Around™ Vest


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$19.98 $60.00
Style# 1556491
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Uses: Winter
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1556491
Uses Winter


A simple, attractive antidote to chilly temperatures, this versatile hybrid vest keeps your core warm and protected from the elements thanks to a blend of water-repellant microfiber at front and back torso and soft, breathable microfleece inserts at each side. A key layering piece in any season, the Mix It Around features chevron-shaped baffling lines that create a slimming effect and a roomy high collar that’s been meticulously designed for ultimate comfort.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Water repellent
  • Hand pockets
  • Center back length: 24"
  • Imported

  • Shell: 100% polyester microfiber
  • Side panels: 100% polyester micro fleece


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 43 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not what I expected Very thin material, very small sizing. Color was good, but product not at all quality I expected. Will b returning it. April 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great This vest is perfect for just a little extra warmth in a cold office or for a late evening walk. April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Been looking.... for a nice vest. A vest with some style. A vest that is made for a woman. A vest that isn't weirdly expensive. I looked for months. I found it here. Love it! April 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight I played tennis with this on and I felt comfortable. Vest is not bulky! April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile This is my favorite go to vest. It's light weight and fits under a jacket for extra warmth or does a great job of keeping my chest and neck warm without having to where a jacket on hikes. This vest fits to your curves ...It's definitely not a "guy" vest. March 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Spring Vest Material was a bit thinner than I expected, but would work well in spring and fall. I got my mom the large and while it was loose throughout, the arm holes were a little on the smaller side. Otherwise, great length, and she enjoys it. March 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MyVest I really love the color, a bluish green. It is such a cheerful color and so refreshing for the dark winter days. It fits very well and is comfortable. I love to wear vests in the winter all the time and I hope this one will last for many years.. March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this vest! Was so happy to get this vest. It is perfect for our Louisiana weather. The fit is very nice. Helps my figure! March 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super buy I had my eye on this vest but hesitant to pull the trigger at $60.00 so when it was reduced to a $19 I snapped up the white w/gray. So happy with my purchase. Note: The vest is very thin so a down vest would be better than this one in colder climates. I live in Florida so this vest is perfect for a winter day 45-65 degrees. It does keep my core warm during an walk, jog, cycle etc. and it is as light as a feather so very comfortable. I also wear it for errands and such. I am 5'4" 140 lbs and the MED fits perfectly but size up if you plan on wearing a thick fleece underneath. For $19 it's a steal. Thanks, Columbia! February 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by To big, to thin !!! I was looking forward to this vest arriving and when it did I was very disappointed, it was to big, way thinner than it looks . I have purchased two jackets that I love, I was hoping the same for the vest, mailed back for a refund. February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by buy the vest Love at first site my girl friend wears it with everything February 20, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not what I expected Very thin, the quilted cushion look is just a mirage. It's been returned. February 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by womens mix it around vest Love this vest. Light weight, non bulky. Nice pockets. Sizing is a bit off, I always wear XS and this seems gappy under my arms. Love wearing this around the house for an extra layer of warmth. February 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cute and warm Comfortable and cute February 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very cute and comfortable! I have an hour glass shape so I have some quick alteration done at the waste line and the vest looks amazing. The blue bell color is very pretty and neutral. Bought another one with different color. February 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lightweight Really like my vest. It's lightweight but yet keeps me very warm. February 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Average Vest The vest was thinner than I expected. I bought a black, medium vest on sale and would not pay the full price for this item. The size is true to size and the vest is pretty warm worn under a jacket. January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect! Lightweight, but warm, perfect fit, it has become my "go to" jacket. January 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very lightweight, comfortable for cool indoors I have an older version of this vest that I love with different fleece panels. Somehow the material on this one feels less substantive--the nylon shell seems thinner and the fleece is finer. It's still a fantastic deal with the sale price (honestly, I can't comprehend how this vest was ever marked $60! Maybe I'm underestimating the quality of the materials...) and warm enough for indoor and outdoor wear when temps aren't freezing. It's also not a problem for me as I don't plan on using this for heavy duty sports activities. I absolutely LOVE the tall funnel neck on these vests. I wear the vest under coats for extra warmth and don't need a scarf. Check your zippers as mine was a little fussy (I feel like Columbia quality has diminished significantly in the last three years)--I kept it anyway because it wasn't broken and there were no more of the size and color I wanted (Blk, M). It's a flattering cut, and there are a pair of 3 inch fleece panels that run from under the arm area to the waist so there is a little extra room for stretch. I'm 5'8, 145lbs, 32C, and the medium fits wonderfully. January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it This Plum color Columbia vest is just what I needed. Lightweight yet very warm. I love the chevron detailing and the high collar. The vest has a slimming effect when zipped at least 1/2 way up. Just love it!!!! January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vest Love love love my vest!!! I ordered 2 more in different styles. Highly recommend! January 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cozy and comfortable! Very comfortable vest. Not bulky and fits nicely over hips!! January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by An ok jacket. This jacket is a little thin and runs a little too large for my taste. I tend to buy clothes so they fit loosely and this one leaves even more room than I anticipated. I will hang on to it but can layer thicker shirts beneath it. January 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great vest! Warm for running in 48F weather I purchased a small and glad I did! My measurements are 36/27.5/38 (5'5" 130lbs) which would fall between a small and medium based on the size chart, but the small fits well with room for one to two thin layers underneath. The vest itself is relatively thin, so don't expect a puffy, down-type vest. I've used vest primarily for running and it has kept me warm in 48F weather so far. The large collar does away with the need for a scarf and looks good folded down as well. The color of the vest is pretty close to the photo (more pink than red) and the fit is similar as well. Overall, great vest! Warm without added bulk. Will purchase again. January 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light Vest I agree with other reviewers that this is not a vest that should be worn to keep you warm. I bought this knowing that it was going to be light so I was not disappointed. It's cute, lightweight, and I love the color (bluebell). I've worn it with a long sleeve shirt in 40 degree weather and have been fine. On colder days in the 30's I've worn it over a sweatshirt and it was comfortable. It's just a nice accessory to add to your outfit, don't buy this expecting it to keep you warm! January 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vest I have purchased a lot of items from Columbia but this was the first time ordering on line. The vest was so thin it was like something u ou wear under an item. I returned it to the store and exchanged for a much nicer vest. Also, as a rewards member I shouldn't have had to pay shipping but was charged shipping so know I'm out that money. December 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mix It Around Vest I really wanted to like this vest. It had a few flaws. First and foremost, the reason for returning was the tight arm holes. So tight that even when I wasn't moving it was cutting into the front of my arms. I do not have fat, huge or over muscular arms. It seemed to be more of a design flaw. Also, the collar was disfunctional. If you zip it all the way up it hide half your face.....what's with that? The length could have been a bit longer. I am 5'9" but if I raised my arms it would have been up to my belly button. Disappointed in this vest! December 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The vest is light and comfy I really like vests, this was a color I didn't have, I bought one for me and one for my daughter. December 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice but very thin This vest is nice but very thin and lightweight. It won't do a whole lot to keep you warm but it looks cute. The purple color is super pretty as well. December 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Extremely thin, won't keep you warm I was so disappointed when I received this in the mail. The vest was so thin and didn't look like it would keep me warm at all. I live in Plattsburgh, NY (60 miles from Canada) so I need a vest the will serve it's purpose. Don't buy if you are looking for something to keep you warm. December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it i got a size up from what i usually get so i can wear the vest over a sweatshirt for my morning walks and its perfect. i think i will get another one. it was a little lighter than i thought it would be but now that ive been wearing it for a couple of days i love it. i love how it has a long neck November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by EmTheAmi I like this vest to accompany a long sleeved shirt on a chilly day. It adds a little bit more warmth, but not too much. It's not big or a puffy vest and good for lounging or going out to a pub in the evenings. I am 5'3" and weight 125lbs. I ordered the small, but it runs a size bigger - I would have gotten the XS, if I would have known. Otherwise, very happy with it! November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this vest! Great vest for everyday. Light weight, packs well for trips and always looks good. I would recommend this vest to everyone. I purchased this vest in black two years ago and now I am purchasing another one in a different color. October 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by HIDEOUS SO first of all this vest is thin, definitely would not keep you warm. Second, it was way too baggy at the bottom. Third, the vest had a collar that is completely awkward, this picture is very misleading. If you are looking at the picture of the black vest, it makes you think that the columbia logo will be able to be seen. But it can't be seen since the collar is so huge and hideous. At the front the vest cuts in too far and looks weird around the bust. Now I have to pay to ship it back. VERY disappointed in Columbia and will not be ordering anything online again. October 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great vest This vest is very comfortable, just right for cool days. The color was true to the picture. Love it! January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flattering, comfortable vest Loved this vest! It's flattering with the side panels of a different color. It is versatile, so you can wear many undershirts with it. The pockets are very deep. It keeps you SUPER warm! Definitely a great price for a great product! January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stylish and great color I ordered the Deep Blush and I am in love with it! It was a little pinker than I thought it would be, but still a gorgeous color. I am 5 foot 4, 190 lbs and a 36 DD. The chest is just a bit big, but fits well everywhere else. A large would have been better, as the sides are a stretchy fleece fabric. But I love it, and will be keeping it. January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vest I live in South Carolina, so for me the vest is perfect for our mild winters. Its not bulky and therefore very fashionable for winter wear. If you live in a colder climate, its probably not for you. I found it to be a little long. I ordered a small (im 5'1, 115 lbs) and it looked like I had four breasts because of the silhouette and where the chest fell on me. I ordered an x-small and im hoping it works because the hibiscus red is beautiful. December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it I wear a lot of vests and this one is one of the best as it is warm and functional. December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super cute vest!! Bought this vest to survive mountain winters where I live in Northern Utah. Everybody complained that the vest runs small, but it doesn't. I am 5'0", 119 lbs and the small is loose. I should have gotten my regular size of XS. Regardless, it's beautiful, well made and I plan on buying another one in a different color! November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Vest This is a fun and functional fashion vest. Fit is good, look is great. I have all colors and love that there are matching tops to wear beneath. October 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Five stars except for the sizing This is a really nice vest! Flattering and well made. When I finally found my size, I ordered 2 of them but the sizing on this does not even come close to what their size chart says! The Chart says that an XL will fit a chest of - 46-49" and hips will fit 44-46". The ACTUAL measurement on mine is, chest (under arm) - 44" and hip is 48". I also ordered a polar fleece one and the same applies so these are both going back. If you can find the right size, then these are super-nice vests! September 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pointless This vest is very thin and not really filled with anything. My wife did not like it and will be exchanging it for something else. It looks ok but is essentially an expensive piece of fabric. You may as well spend a few bucks more and get something worth wearing. September 18, 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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