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Women's Switchback™ II Jacket


$40.00 $60.00
Style# 1494881
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Uses Trail, Travel
Size & Fit Guide | Sizing Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1494881
Uses Trail, Travel


Switch on the protection of the rain-shedding Switchback II and stay out there longer. This lightweight jacket proves to be the just-right layer you've been looking for on lighter weather days. The stowaway hood gets out of the way when the sun comes back out, so you can stay on the move.

  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Stow-away hood
  • Back venting system
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Packable into hand pocket
  • Modern Classic fit
  • Imported

    100% nylon Hydroplus
Water and Stain Repellent

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.


Women's Switchback™ II Jacket 4.2 5 18 18
Windbreaker!! I thought this was more of a jacket but it's only a windbreaker. It's so thin you can see the dark pockets. The groovy pink is GREAT! Quite a bit brighter than it shows. May 13, 2014
Great jacket I love this jacket and the color is great! March 20, 2014
Nice jacket Jacket has the quality I expected from Columbia.Unfortunately I should have believed others reviewers when told runs small.I would say it runs very small March 5, 2014
Great lightweight jacket! I got this for a nice lightweight, light color jacket for the spring/summer months, but I've had the chance to use it as a great top layer already. It's very comfortable and I like how easily it rolls/folds up to tuck away. Love the lilac! February 19, 2014
Good Definitely good for light to medium rain, fits true to size. Good price for a not so heavy duty jacket. February 12, 2014
The jury is still out! I saw a Columbia jacket on someone I had traveled with and thought it looked so classic and nice. I ordered it in white like the one I saw. My first impression was its so thin I can see through it. I haven't worn it yet. I thought I could use when walking or biking. I guess I should have asked my friend the style name of her jacket. October 23, 2013
Love it This jacket is the perfect weight and material. It fits perfectly and it's very cute. October 16, 2013
I expected more from Columbia This rain coat is great in that it's fashionable, lightweight, and a good price. it also has lots of pockets and a hood. the cons are that it takes forever to dry-- I walked to work in the pouring rain and when I got done with me 10 1/2 hour shift, it still was not dry. It also doesn't completely protect you from rain. When I got to work, I realized that my tummy and arms were completely soaked. I expected this to be better at protecting from rain. I was disappointed. October 7, 2013
Good buy on sale Fits like a glove....only issue is neck piece is quite high. I wish other colors were available in size small. I had to buy the white but it will be perfect for jogs on chilly damp days. Length and sleeves fit fine. I typically wear an xs or s in most tops generally speaking (34/B bra size, 5'4", 125lbs). If you want to wear thicker layers I suggest buying a size up. October 1, 2013
Folds up nice to travel, but not comfortable to wear... I purchased this to throw in a backpack/day-pack while traveling Europe with my husband. It was a perfect fit and folded up so compact to fit in our day pack. The issue arose when I would wear it--any item of moisture on my skin (whether it was sweat or humidity) made the jacket stick and cling to my body, making it uncomfortable to keep on. If I could do it over again, I'd choose a jacket that had a liner in order to prevent this from happening. September 8, 2013
Love the color! I had a northface last year of the same style and it only held up for one year until the liner started shedding. I hope the Columbia jacket lasts longer. I am very pleased with the fit and the color! September 1, 2013
Extremely useful and practiclal I had another Columbia jacket I purchased a few years ago at a major department store. Because of moving, it had gotten misplaced, lost or donated. I contacted Columbia's customer support and described the jacket and although they do not manufacture the exact jacket any longer, I was very excited to receive this jacket and it was also on sale. It is water resistant and I love the feature with the hood that allows the hood to be zipped inside when not in use in the collar. It also has the side zip pockets that allows for storage for golfing,working out, horse back riding, and is very travel friendly. August 10, 2013
nice-looking urban jacket it looks great and has enough ventilation for city use. Can sustain short rain. June 18, 2013
Feminine flair! If you're looking for a great style that's not "boxy" this jacket will most definitely add some curve appeal! Perfect for the cooler days of early spring and fall! May 22, 2013
A little short Fabric is a little crunchy and it could be a little longer- even 1-2" would give it a more attractive proportion. I had been looking for a rain jacket with hide-away hood and was glad to find this one. April 5, 2013
Perfect lightweight rain jacket I love this jacket! It is perfect for those spring showers. It is lightweight and keeps the rain out. I love the hidden hood in the collar. April 3, 2013
Great buy Great rain jacket. Has style to it, not just a flat rain coat. Glad I bought this instead of an overpriced NorthFace. March 18, 2013
It folds!! So this jacket is super cool because the hood folds into the neck and you don't even know it is there! The pink is super pretty. Perfect for rain in springer summer! February 16, 2013
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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.

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 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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