Make Your Own Heat
Keep your warmth. Not your sweat.
This breathable warming technology helps regulate your temperature with little silver dots that reflect and retain the warmth your body generates.
- Reflects body heat
- Highly breathable
- Reduces your need for bulky layers
- Wicks moisture to keep you dry and comfortable
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Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest
This technology helps regulate your temperature by reflecting & retaining the warmth your body generates, while dissipating moisture & excess heat to keep you comfortable.
This rain and stain barrier resists light rain and stains, keeping you clean and protected. Omni-Shield delivers protection from the outdoors where you least expect it but need it most.
- Omni-Heat thermal reflective and insulated
- Omni-Shield advanced repellency
- Interior security pocket
- Zip-closed pockets
- Center back length: 25”
- OMNI-SHIELD SHELL
100% polyester Windowpane Triple ripstop
- OMNI-HEAT LINING
100% polyester Thermal Reflective
- OMNI-HEAT INSULATION
50% polyester/50% recycled polyester OH, 80g
Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest 4.9 5 55 55
What more could one want in a vest?! I grabbed this vest the moment I saw it !I have had a pull-over omni heat thermal which I wear all the time, so, I was thrilled to see the vest option. It suits all my needs as it is light weight,and yet, will keep me toasty. Additionally, I loved the bright color (I got kiwi). I work out early in the morning, so, by wearing a "pop" color, there will be no fear of a driver not seeing me. December 18, 2013
close fit This will be perfect to wear over a base layer, then a ski jacket for the slopes, the fit is close. I am a size 6 and got the XS. December 13, 2013
Very light weight, great fit The fit on this is exactly what I expected. It is light weight and I don't know how well it will do it wind and wet conditions. But I would say it would probably do well in the 40 degree range with a good under layer of warm clothing. Maybe even 30s or less if the wind is not a factor. Of course if you are wearing a vest this almost is a given. Since weather conditions have been either too cold or too warm for wearing it my main review is fit. I love it. Looks great and fits nicely. Hoping it holds up as well as my Columbia jacket I bought last year. I have been using that Omni heat jacket at the barn for horseback riding and it has been exposed to a beating and still is in great condition. The fabric on this just seems a tad bit lighter, so fingers crossed. December 3, 2013
comfortable and light Comfortable and light weight. I sized up one just to have room for a few layers or a bulky sweater so I think it's true to size and has a nice shape. November 25, 2013
I love this vest. In fact, I love this vest so much that when I couldn't find it to pack for a trip to Iceland, I ordered a second one. It's a layering staple, and I would have been miserable without it!I love that the omni-heat gives me the warmth of a down vest without the bulk (both on my body and when packed in my bag). The cut is flattering enough to wear around town with jeans and a shirt and still look put together. The inner pocket is especially nice for keeping small items handy.My one complaint is that, for me, it's a tiny bit snug in the bust. November 25, 2013
LOVE THIS VEST!! This vest is super warm and just the right length November 25, 2013
Everyone Should Have One This is a great item for end of fall/beginning of winter weather. The Omni-Heat feature makes this thin, comfortable vest incredibly warm at the same time. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone! November 19, 2013
Women's Mighty Lite III Vest This is my 2nd "mighty lite vest"! I love the fit anddurability! It runs true to size. Keeps me warm whenno other vest does! Great for running errands onweek-ends! November 10, 2013
Wear it all of the time! I love the weight of the vest - not puffy! Also, I LOVE the zipper pockets that are fleece lined. Warm, but not too much. Snug around the hips, so if you have bigger hips it may not fit as well. I have 3 friends who now have this vest b/c of me =-) November 3, 2013
Warm without bulk Love the fit; not too long on my petite frame. Gorgeous turquoise color. Keeps my core warm without bulk. Fabric is soft and feels so good. And the dog fur brushes off easily - now that's a hit!! Great pockets and zippers. Looks good zipped all the way up, or left open. October 22, 2013
Perfect fit The size is correct and the materials are very quality October 16, 2013
Runs small! I went with all the people who said that the vest runs big or true to size, and I got a medium. I'm 5'8", 138 lbs, muscular/athletic build, 34 B/C bra. The vest is beautiful and I love the length, but it's too tight in the chest area. I'm going to try and order a large, but fear that it may be too big in the hips. I'd give up on it and look elsewhere, but I love the style, weight, and warmth of it. In my opinion, the vest definitely runs a bit small... October 11, 2013
Nice This vest is very nice. It is ultra thin but is also super warm. You get the warmth without the bulk. The only thing I do not like about the vest is whatever the filling inside the vest is, keeps coming out from the stitches in the vest. It kind of looks like you have little hairs all over your vest. But to me the warmth is worth it. October 10, 2013
Perfect vest! I love this vest. I have it in 5 colors now, and will probably get another. It is not bulky but is very warm, it is easy to layer under and over. September 30, 2013
Wonderful This vest, along with every product I have ordered is exactly what was represented. The sizes were true to the chart. I live in a very cold climate and the Omni Heat is amazing. The vest is lightweight so I can wear it all day and evening without bulk or even noticing. It keeps my core warm therefore helps me to be more efficient in activities. Thank you Columbia for your products. September 19, 2013
Love the Fit - Color a Little Off Great vest! Fits very well, and despite what some have said, is true to size. I am 5' 3" , 125 lbs., somewhat curvy, and usually a S or 4/6. The S fit perfectly. The only reason this one is going back is the color. The Red Hibiscus is really more of an orange...a neon-ish orange. I would feel as if I should be directing traffic if I wore it. Hope to exchange for a color a little less bright. Disappointed. Have been looking for the perfect red vest for over a year now. A cautionary note - this is not the only Columbia product I've sent back because the color shown online is not a true representation of the actual product. Still love Columbia, though! September 15, 2013
Moghty Lite Vest Looks great & I look forward to winter now! Love the fit & all the nice pockets it has. August 23, 2013
SO warm, SO light Love this vest for so many reasons!! Warm, light, stylish, and has a nice, flattering fit. Some people didn't like the high collar, but I love it for when you're outside and the wind kicks up. If you're not, you can easily fold it down and it doesn't get in the way. Packs up super small. Won't buy another vest for a very, very long time. August 15, 2013
This product is very good. This product is very good, meets my needs well. July 15, 2013
Sizing Issue Based on the description that this product runs slightly small, I decided on buying a size medium as sometimes I take medium, sometimes small. I find the vest fits a bit too big...had the comment not been posted "fits slightly small", I probably would have purchased the appropriate size. June 10, 2013
Good Fit My wife used it when we went up North Shore of Minnesota. She liked the color, fits well and liked the quality of vest. June 8, 2013
I love it Excellent. Good price, good vest. My mom is happy. June 2, 2013
The vest I've been looking for I just love this vest. I haven't tested it in cold weather, but I'm very impressed with the technology behind it. It's a very well thought out garment--right down to the magnet on the zipper pull which keeps it from flapping up and down when the vest is not zipped.The blue vapor color is awesome! Somehow it goes with everything, and it brightens up any outfit.I love the longer length, the high collar and the fit. I'm 5'7 and 126 lbs. and the small fit perfectly. My sister is 5'8 and 135, and small fit her great, too.This will be an excellent layering piece--what a find! June 1, 2013
lightweight, comfortable and perfect for travel I am 5'4" and 135 pounds. I usually wear a size 10, but my chest is a bit big, so I ordered an XL. This vest is perfect even in Florida on cold days (which are very few). I play tennis and this is perfect on top of a long-sleeved shirt. I would have preferred black, but blue vapor was only color available. I still love this color as it brightens up any outfit combination. It is a bit longer than most Columbia vests, but it is okay. I love the lightweight and it will be easily packable for trips. April 17, 2013
great vest I love this vest! I've been looking for a great down vest for a long time, and this was exactly right. I love how it's warm without being too puffy, and I love how it fits close to the body without being too tight. I also love the fleece-lined pockets. Great vest! April 14, 2013
Fantastic Vest I haven't had much of a chance to use the vest yet, but so far I love it. The fit is just what I had hoped: the length is perfect - not too short where I feel a draft when it's windy and not too long where I look like I need to be taller to fit it correctly (I'm 5'4). It has a flattering, slim fit - it's not poofy, but I know it has enough insulation to keep me warm. In most clothing, I am between an XS and a S. Based on the measurements provided, I went with the XS and am very happy with that. The small would be too roomy through the body because I have enough room for a layer or two underneath the vest as it is. April 9, 2013
This vest rocks!!! If you are looking for a comfortable, fashionable layering piece for those colder days when you don't feel like wearing a jacket, this is the vest for you! I purchased this vest as a gift for one of my friends as I have a similar version for myself in the men's style. It has Omni-Heat thermal reflective and keeps you 20% warmer, without all of the bulk. Also, don't be afraid of the lighter colors as this vest is Omni-Shield which repels light rain AND stains!!! Amazing product...I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed!!! April 2, 2013
Toasty Really love this vest, it is comfortable and warm and fits true to size. I think I could have probably gone with a long sleeve jacket instead, as I'm not used to wearing vests at all, but I layer it under a softshell and there's no problem keeping my core toasty warm (arms are chilly though - of course). I overheat pretty fast indoors if I'm wearing this.The length of the vest is fantastic - it comes down nice and far. I love that Columbia is generous in sleeve and torso lengths so you are not pulling it down to cover your backside.The collar comes up a bit high. With the collar up, my neck stays nice and warm right up to my chin. I feel a bit like I need a cape and some pointy teeth, though. March 30, 2013
Nice Change From Black This is a nice subtle blue. I usually wear all black, so I'm trying new colors. I ordered the XL, it fits perfect.Fabric is very soft and rolls tight...does not wrinkle. This is the first time I purchased Omni Heat...not a puffy vest-like some. I'm 5 feet 6 inches, 150 lbs and need extra room in the bust area. Zipper action is nice with one interior zipper with pocket near the upper chest...zipper pockets that are large. Quality is excellent. March 25, 2013
Great vest I saw this vest skiing in mammoth only it was 150 dollars because it had mammoth on it, checked the columbia site and there it was on sale for much less and a cool color. The vest is a awesome product. Everyone should think about grtting one. Especially since they are so versatile. Layering starts with a vest. March 16, 2013
Women's Mighty Lite III Vest I bought this for my wife and this is her review of your product.Very nice vest, lightweight and comfortable. I wear a large normally but this item I wear an extra large. This vest is very well designed and looks great on, I have had several friends say it looks great where can I get one! March 16, 2013
Functional & Stylish Very nice quality, I expect it to look nice for a long time. Light weight and comfortable. Wish that it was just a few inches longer, so it covered the rear end a little more completely. A great vest to become one of your favorite wear everyday items. March 10, 2013
Mighty Lite vest I love this vest, supper light yet keeps me warm, I especially love the high collar block the wind on a windy day. The style makes me look slim. March 7, 2013
Mighty Lite Vest It is a warm and light vest. It runs a little bit longer. March 6, 2013
Great vest for everything This vest is great! I own two different colors and love both.The blue is a soft pretty color. Function is great light weight but very warm. I like how it doesn't make you Look like a marshmallow like down vest do. I walk four miles a day and wear this as my jacket with your omni tech fleece in WI.Great price also got it on sale. March 6, 2013
A "must have" item This is a very lightweight vest. The pockets have zippers to secure items such as cell phones & money. I ordered a black vest & true to color. This vest is easy to drive in. The armholes are generous & comfortable to wear over sweaters. Add this to your wardrobe! March 5, 2013
Great gift Very comfortable, runs a little small, being an XL. Would recommend. Giving as a gift, cannot comment on warmth. February 28, 2013
Pleasantly surprised This vest is great! Before purchasing I was thinking Omni-heat was simply a hype-filled marketing technique. Not so! This vest is light weight, slim but incredibly warm. Wonderfully versitile & comfortable, perfect for our Minneapolis fluctuating temps. I have received tons of compliments & everybody asks where I bought it. And yes, it makes me look skinny. Looking forward to different colors next season. February 22, 2013
Perfect light weight vest! I RARELY write online reviews, but was inspired to do so after receiving this vest today in both black and sea salt (white). I LOVE THEM! I live in Denver where winter months are sunny, mid to high 40s. I'm a stay at home mom who lives in black yoga pants, half- zip collared long-sleeve high performance long sleeve shirts, and down vests. I was looking for something light, no bulk and love the new "packable down" concept. I''m 5-10", 132 lbs, and usually wear a size 4 - 6 small in tops. I purcahsed this vest in small and it fits great & I appreciate the longer length. This vest adds that extra layer that makes your sporty outfit look complete. Also, I play a lot of tennis & this light weight vest will work well in the cool fall/spring months when playing outdoors is a bit chilly. Good for golf, too! Please offer in carnation pink & red! Consider making an inch smaller around the waist for a slightly more femine cut. Otherwise, perfect in every way! I'm looking forward to buying more of these if the color is right, don't really dig all the dark jewel tones....sorry. February 7, 2013
Light weight and warm I got this to wear indoors at work so I don't have to wear a jacket all day. The fit is a tad big. I am 5.5 and 130 lbs and got a small but I think the extra small would be to little. I can wear a shirt and hoodie underneath if need be. Excellent product! I was gonna buy another but they were sold out. January 18, 2013
Love this vest! This is my 4th purchase of a Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest, each one a different color. It is warm, and perfect either alone over a long-sleeved shirt on a chilly day or under a lightweight Columbia jacket on a very cold day. Beautiful colors. January 18, 2013
Very nice...and tight! I love this vest. I'm allergic to down, so I'm grateful to have a warm vest without down. I do feel it runs small, like all other Columbia products I've tried. I read the reviews first and so many people said this one did NOT run small, that I went ahead and ordered my regular size. It's quite snug, and I'm still deciding about that. Also I can see what looks like a tiny amount of stuffing emerging from the seams. Probably nothing to worry about, but it gives it a less neat appearance. I love the high collar--it's nice and warm against the cold wind. Overall I like it, but it's not totally perfect. Next time I'd order a size up. January 14, 2013
warm vest for chicago weather I got this vest for Christmas and I also bought this best for my good friend for Christmas she loves it, and I do too! Its warm with a good fleece, and we live in Chicago. Love this vest. Oh its true to fit and comfortable and light. January 12, 2013
This is perfect for this area. I purchased this vest as a gift. It fit perfect for her and is ideal for the Northern country. With the temperatures below 0 right now, this vest is warm and perfect as an added layer. January 2, 2013
Love this vest I wear this pretty much every day now. It's lightweight and very warm without restricting movement.Note: the collar is much taller than it appears in the picture. It will not stay up if zipped the way it is in the photo. December 19, 2012
Comfortable Nice everyday ware vest. Isn't bulky at all. Would like to see more dark colors. Red ect, December 6, 2012
Love This Vest I looked for something warm but not bulky. This is a real find! I live in the Northwest and walk about 6 miles a day with my dog. We have lots of wind-- making winter temps feel lots colder. The vest works perfectly over a sweater--or if it's raining--under a rain shell. Can't beat it!Plus--it's attractive; although a little large on me--even over a sweater. Columbia often runs small---this didn't. I may order one in Small. November 28, 2012
Love this vest!! It's lightweight, comfortable, and keeps me warm. I highly recommend! November 27, 2012
Great Vest All it's cracked up to be: lightweight, warm, comfortable. Have never worn vests before. This is the first and am most impressed. November 18, 2012
Fashion & Function! So cute and comfy, Love this! October 30, 2012
Women’s Body Measurements (Inches)
|size||2||4 - 6||8 - 10||12 - 14||16 - 18|
|Short Inseam||29 1/2|
|Long Inseam||34 1/2|
How to measure
- 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.
- Waist: Measure around natural waistline, allowing tape measure to sit comfortably.
- Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
- Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder to the elbow and down to the the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
- 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.
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
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|UPS 2-Day Air||$12.00||2 - 3 Business Days|
|UPS Overnight||$19.00||1 - 2 Business Days|
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