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Women’s Whirlibird™ Interchange Jacket - Plus Size


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Style# 1558303
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Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Active

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Style# 1558303
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


Three jackets in one—a warm, water-repellent zip-in liner with thermal reflectivity for bonus warmth; a waterproof-breathable and seam-sealed shell; and the combination of both—giving you the versatility to stay warm, dry, and comfortable in fluctuating winter conditions. The tulip hem and angled seaming lines lend feminine sensibilities to this warm winter jacket, and the inner liner’s strategically shaped baffling flatters the figure.

  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective liner
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed
  • Active Fit
  • Zip-in Interchange System
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • Underarm venting
  • PU Zip on chest
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Goggle pocket
  • Abrasion resistant chin guard
  • Drop tail
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Imported

  • Omni-Tech Shell: 100% polyester Legacy Twill
  • Lining: 100% nylon 210T taffeta
  • Liner jacket exterior: 100% polyester Storm Lite DP II
  • Lining: 100% polyester Omni-Heat Reflective™ Microtex Light
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Happy Happy I just purchased this coat this last weekend in store and tried it on and had to go up a size but when a little bigger as with anything else it keeps you warmer. Very comfortable, not restricting at all. Nebraska forecast for this week is blizzard warnings with 8 inches of snow and 50 mph winds so I feel very confident I am now prepared. November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket My only regret is I didn't buy the pants to go with the jacket while I have the employee store pass! October 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by strange cut Returned this ski jacket because the 2x size (I usually wear a 1x) was too tight across the shoulders + bicep area. Jacket was also short + boxy. I could have fit another 1/2 of myself in the torso/waist area. Ended up using my older ski jacket from a different manufacturer and sized XL. July 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not warm enough With the description I thought that if it was supposed to be warm enough for skiing then I should be warm in it. Our Indiana weather gave us some pretty cold days and I was cold (in my car!). This is definately not what I thought it was. If you just have 40 degrees or so with not much wind it's the perfect coat. It is lighter weight, which I didn't think it looked that light-weight so it was deceiving. I am sending it back. February 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ok Not what i would expect from Columbia. I have owned two previous Columbia jackets and I was very happy with them. I bought this jacket after having my other jacket for 5 years and the underarm area having pulling and lent balls and being a tad small due to weight gain. I was worried this jacket would be too snug but I was happily surprised that it wasn't. It feels thinner than my other jacket and doesn't seem as warm. My other jacket had a fleece inner jacket and I'm not impressed with this jackets inner jacket due to it not being soft and fuzzy. I am considering buying a different inner jacket to replace the one this came with. I wore this jacket in 20 degree weather and I wasn't cold however laying in snow I could feel the coldness through the jacket something I didn't feel with other jackets. February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my new Columbia jacket Never had one before and although it runs small, I ordered up one size as recommended. Love it. It is warm and not bulky February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coat for all weathers! Have purchased several Columbia interchange coats, one lasting more than 15 years! Particularly like the slick sleeve lining as the fleece lining makes it harder to put arms in quickly. Omni heat is great. Glad I read the reviews before purchasing as this does run smaller . February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product This coat has been great for me! On warmer days, I can take the liner out, and on cold days, I'm nice and warm! I would DEFINATELY recommend this product. February 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love it I have MS and my old coat was so heavy and I can hardly tel this one is one. I also works as more than one coat. I think for the price I got my money's worth. February 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thrilled with my purchase! This jacket is exactly what I was looking for...a nice jacket that can be worn when it's a cool day or when it's frigid outside. The sleeves are a little tight on the upper arm, but only when you are wearing both jackets together. When I wear just one of the jackets it's a perfect fit! This is by far the nicest coat I have ever owned. I just ordered another one today for my daughter! February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Colorful and warm This is actually two coats in one. It is very versatile and can be used when it is very cold outside or just chilly. February 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Purchase Love this coat and so glad I purchased. Runs small in the torso and very long arms. Inside jacket zips in and out easily. Keeps me very warm. January 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great coat! I love my coat. It does run a little small and I read that from the reviews before I bought it so I went ahead and ordered the 3X, I'm glad I did. Usually 3X is too big and 1X-2X fits perfectly and this is a close fit. If I would have ordered a size smaller it wouldn't have fit. I also read that it has a blue tint to it instead of grey that is also true. Overall, I love the coat. It's really warm. I haven't even taken it apart yet to separate the 2 jackets. January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Well Liked Coat I purchased this coat at my disabled sister's request; because, she loved the first one I bought for her. The only minus I can see, is the company decided not to make a cloth cover for the zipper which seems like it would be a problem for snow wear. January 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good buy I love this coat but had trouble ordering it over the Internet. When I called Columbia's customer service I felt like they were not very helpful. My favorite feature is the liner that zips out. It was like getting two coats. I Went skiing in very cold weather over the holidays and it kept me very warm. It does run a little small so I was thankful I followed other people's advise and ordered a size up. It's a little big but fits great when you need to layer up. Love this coat and for the price I hope it last for many seasons. January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worried about size-fit me perfectly I was very weary about which size I should get after reading the previous reviews. There isn't an average consensus and it seems that each reviewer is a different body shape affecting fit. So I erred on the side of caution and ordered a size up, 3x, considering the reviews and that the coat is made to fit slimmer; even though my measurements fell under the 2x on the size chart. I am 5'9", 220 lbs and my measurements are: 47, 43, 47 (full honesty here ;). Usually when garments are made in a slim, or active, fit, I need to go a size larger, especially because I don't have much waist definition. The 3x was WAY too big. Like the other review who ordered a size up, I was swimming in it-- little ego boost there... I returned it and just received the 2x today, fits great, maybe even a little on the big size, but I'll be comfortable if I need an extra layer during snowmobiling. As far as warmth goes, I'm sitting outside in 35* weather at the moment and can feel the chill but I'm not even shivering, and I'm inactive. I bought this to have a good, warm coat since I'm a messenger for a law firm and do a ton of walking out side. I know this will do the job and keep me warm while doing other outdoor winter activities. I gave a 4 star rating just because I haven't really tested it out for now. Also, it falls well below the hips, almost a little too long but it's still comfortable. I hope adding the details for my size helps others decide on a size, since that was a huge deciding factor when not being able to try the coat on before purchase. December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I LOVE THIS COAT I have always loved Columbia products. I have owned 3 different coats but this one is the best. I love the omni insulation it keeps me very warm.It is always hard to order things online and have it fit right this coat fits perfectly and I love the color. December 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME INVESTMENT This coat is soooooo warm You don't have to do any movement and you'll be sweating. It's defiantly true to size. It covers your butt which is really nice. Both pieces will keep you nice and toasty, except for the inner layer does not have a hood, but it's still warm. I live about 40 minutes outside of Chicago and I think im more than ready to face the blistering cold this year and years to come. There are a gazillion pockets i actually found another one yesterday that i had no clue about. That can be very convenient, especially if your like me and you carry your life with you everywhere you go. This is a must have. You won't be disappointed, it's a AWESOME INVESTMENT!!!! December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Order a size or 2 up Love this jacket. It's warm even though its not bulky. It's very comfortable, once you get the right size. I ordered a 2X because I read the reviews of it running small and it still wasn't big enough. I usually wear a 1X and had to get the 3X. With that said it is surely worth it and would purchase again as well as recommend it to others. December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket! I bought this jacket as a gift for my girlfriend and it turned out to be great! Not too good for freezing temperatures, so layer up, but keeps you warm enough. The fit was just right and the length was perfect. I liked it so much I ordered myself one. December 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Didn't fit me right I went up a size based on the reviews but it just didn't fit right. It was very large on the front of my shoulders just over my armpits. I liked the under jacket but with the top jacket on it was just too much. I felt like a giant grape ape in it! It was very warm and would probably be super cute if you were a size 8. Disappointed this had to go back. December 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too good to be true I like the concept of this jacket but it was too bulky i had to return it 3 times because i was unsatisfied so i opted for a different coat i suggest going by the size chart it is accurate. Based on the reviews i went into the store to try it on but they did not have a 1x I was told they are limited on plus sizes in the Columbia stores. It does not flatter your curves. I hope this helps December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice jacket I got the black plaid I like the colors.it fits well and very warm.i would buy it again a real nice jacket! December 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coat is nice, color is off... I usually wear an 18-20, so the 2X should have fit - but it didn't. the 3X is a bit big and I am short so the arms are long, but will allow for sweaters underneath. I usually always buy wool peacoats because I work in an office environment and I don't want to deal with two coats, but after the brutality of last winter, my husband insisted on a "real" winter coat. This coat being available in black plaid was a wonderful compromise, as the black plaid is less ski slope, more professional. However... the "black" is really not black and grey as it looks in the photo, it's black and navy. Not even a greyish blue, strait up black and navy plaid... there is no grey to be had. I am a bit sad, as I was looking forward to the black and grey plaid... but still the best option for a dressier winter coat. Also got it on a great sale during Black Friday online. December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Coat Warm coat without being bulky. December 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Big boxy jacket not warm at all and that was one reason I wanted this jacket. Plus it's very boxy and runs large. December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coat I like the versatility of this coat. It's warm and not puffy! November 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great 3in1 I'm so glad I was able to try this coat on in store. It runs one size small. If I had ordered this online I would have had to return the jacket. Best feature is the thumb holes in the liner. LOVE LOVE LOVE this feature. November 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fabulous Coat! I am 5'10, 270lbs, wear XXL or XL, and I usually have to get a mens coat because woman's coats are never long enough in the butt or in the sleeves. So I thought I would take a shot and I bought a XXXL anyway. The sleeves are long enough, but I am used to a little longer. The butt is long enough as well. There is plenty of room in the chest and arms if I want to wear a sweatshirt with just the shell. The inside coat, is more fitted. The coat is extremely warm! I sat outside in 15MPH winds and couldn't feel any of it. I did go to a Columbia Store to try on coats, and when I tried on the XL, it had thumb holes! So I was excited to get mine, only to find out it didn't have thumb holes :( Boo. I do wish it was slightly longer in the sleeves and possibly in the shoulders but the coat still works for me. I highly recommend. I got a ton of comments the first day I wore it! November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SIZE I read the previous review that this coat runs small. The previous writer says she normally wears a 2X. She must normally wear her clothing awfully tight. I too, normally wear a 2X. After reading her review I figured I should purchase a size up, so I ordered a 3X. It arrived & I was swimming in it, even with several layers underneath, & had to rerun it for a smaller size. October 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great coat, but too small. I'm very disappointed to say this coat is too small as it is beautiful. It's hard to find good winter sports clothes in plus sizes and this coat not only looms great, it's super practical vie winter sports. I had to return it because it was too tight across the chest to zip. I typically wear a 2x of 22w in tops and couldn't zip the 3x coat. October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by great features, poor fabric quality I'm from Montreal, where the winters are cold. I have owned a few Columbia jackets over the years and have always been satisfied. So, this past fall, I bought the Whirlibird 3 in 1 parka and loved it from the get-go. The outer shell copes well against cold winds and rain. The collar is high a provides very nice face & chin protection. Deep side pockets that keep belongings safe and hands warm. The armpit zips are a wonderful feature and work nicely (especially in crowded and overheated public transport where body temp goes up real fast !). The hood is too small and I found myself constantly tugging at the drawcords to keep it secure on my head. So I gave up and removed it (zipper feature) . The liner jacket is ultra light and toasty warm. It has a slightly tappered fit and can be worn on its own. Overall great features and good workmandship.One big disappointment is in the quality of the shell's fabric (the black plaid). Within 3 weeks of what I would consider "normal use" (to and from work by public transport and a little walking), there were signs of unusual wear : fraying at the edge of the cuffs, cracking and whitening of fabric in the folds of the bottom drawstring, worn look at side pockets. Bummer ! January 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by good quality a little too large at bottom October 4, 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
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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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