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Women's Prima Element™ Jacket


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$69.98 $150.00
Style# 1685461
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Uses: Winter
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Style# 1685461
Uses Winter


The Prima Element is a water-resistant, cotton-blend insulated jacket with a super-comfortable Sherpa fleece lining, adjustable hood, and a contoured belt with button detailing.

  • Water resistant fabric
  • Sherpa lined interior
  • Attached, adjustable hood
  • Adjustable waist
  • Interior security pocket
  • Adjustable sleeve cuffs
  • Center Back Length: 30.5"
  • Active Fit
  • Imported

  • Shell: 70% cotton / 30% nylon
  • Lining: 100% polyester sherpa fleece
  • Insulation: 80g Microtemp XF II 100% polyester


Women’s Prima Element™ Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Warm Jacket...fraying on seams after 4 months. I love this jacket, it kept me so warm all winter. Sadly only after wearing it since December 2016 it seams have begun to fray as well as inside the pockets the material is getting worn like I've had this jacket for years instead of 4 months.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canvas coat I looooove this coat. It has the best hood I've ever worn. However, the fur lining (so warm!) is matted and worn on the lining on the part that covers your butt, which took only two weeks. The lining also sticks to my pants and causes the coat to ride up. (Replacing this portion of the lining with something similar to the arm lining would address both problems)
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Casual look Purchased this jacket on sale. I thought the color was a brownish color when I ordered it, but it is a gray. I like gray so that was fine. I am finding that this jacket is the one I am grabbing first to leave the house. (I have many jackets) It keeps me warm which I love. Sometimes jackets keep the body warm, but not my arms as they use different fabric for the arms. This jacket, although different fabric in the arms keeps my arms warm too. I am very comfortable in the cold with this jacket. It is a casual look with a cute tab in back. The only thing I do not like about it is that it looks wrinkly all over. Even the hood looks wrinkled. But I like the look and the warmth, so I am over-looking the wrinkles.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adore This Coat!! I bought this coat for myself as a lighter winter coat and adore it!! It is lightweight but very warm. The sleeves are longer (which I love) and allows for better movement. It is adorable and I love it!! I would have bought another color but my size was sold out already...and the cost was awesome for such a great coat!!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favourite Jacket I'm Australian and had to rely on Australian winter clothing for ages. Ever since I bought this jacket, it's the only jacket I've worn. It's so warm and comfortable. I'm 5'11" and the M just covers my bum. It's also big enough to wear layers underneath. I love the fluffy inner lining, and the pockets keep my hands nice and warm. The pockets are also nice and big so I can fit my phone, iPod, wallet, and hands in them. GREAT!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I bought the one in purple and it fits me perfectly. The quality is surprisingly good in keeping me warm with a soft material in the inside.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good enough I like the jacket. Its light weight jacket for fall/spring, but I'm using it in winter over a thick fleece. Love the style and fits perfectly.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Jacket This jacket is awesome. It's thin but incredibly warm. You won't feel bulky in it. The outside material is water resistant but isn't slick and doesn't get cold. I love the double pockets in the front. You can wear this with a nice outfit or jeans and a tshirt. My only complaint is tiny - the jacket has a double zipper and it can be a little irritating to get them lined up correctly.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! This jacket keeps you warm and is not too thick.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! The jacket fit very well! It's true to size and very soft from the inside! With most jackets i usually buy I need a separate sweater underneath to keep me warm but not with this one!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Jacket I love this jacket, it is nice and warm and the fuzzy fleece lined inside makes it real nice and cozy. Runs a smidge small but overall is a really great jacket.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a girl wants..... Pick out a 3-1 and my daughter begged me to send it bs k. She wanted Prima. Sent it to her college dorm. She called me with appreciation for the coat. She expressed how it fit and look like a females coat. She's happy and so am I.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome coat I was really nervous with only one review and no input in the internet world about this particular coat. First off, the Indian Ink is actually not that dark, it's a slate grey blue, which is fine, it's still beautiful but don't expect a dark rich navy blue of any sort. Secondly, it's a lightweight jacket that keeps you INSANELY warm. I'm a busty curvy girl (5ft tall petite but 150 lbs, 34DD breasts,) it's really hard for me to get coats that don't make me look like a pigeon or massive at the top. Most sizes are not accurate either, I am a true M and this Medium fits me very comfortably with room for another layer (I was wearing a normal crew sweater.) It has a nice shape, feminine but natural. Thirdly, I personally don't like the quilted padded insulated winter coats, I prefer more rugged traditional materials. I LOVE this material, its not soft, it's sorta rough and smooth. It's similar to real military jacket materials, it's definitely wind and water proof. For something that feels this thin, you would never imagine how warm you feel in New England freezing damp 25-30 degree temps. My only issue with the coat is the sleeves are a tiny bit long but this is the Columbia way! All of their jackets and coats have long arms... which is frustrating. I don't understand why these outdoor clothing companies don't make a Petite section! I'm sure with a size Small the arms would've been more agreeable but then I would only be able to wear a t shirt under the jacket due to my chest... Bummer.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm and Stylish After having difficulty finding a coat that fit all my expectations, I finally tried this coat which looked great in the picture and the price was fantastic. I ended up with the indigo blue color. This coat is incredibly warm and soft with the lining. The sleeves run a little long, but not enough to be a bother and sometimes that is nice in a winter coat. The overall coat length is perfect for longer shirts. This coat was a great purchase!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE the jacket, except the zipper. The overall jacket is a wonder to wear. Fits just right, sleeve length is perfect. Cozy warm, great traveling length. Unfortunately, the two-way zipper has jammed and kept me captive a couple of times. I finally had to force it hard to get out, and ironically enough, I haven't had a problem since then.
Date published: 2016-11-19
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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

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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