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Women’s Whirlibird™ Interchange Jacket


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Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
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Style# 1558301
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
  • Insulation: 100% polyester Microtemp XF II, 80 g
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 86 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it color fit are perfect. matching gloves great too January 11, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fit review only For references I'm 5'3" 103 lbs, 33/27/36 usually wear a S, occasionally... XS. It looked big, so I tried on the White Geo Print in XS, and it's more like a S! Sort of a big S at that... If you know what I mean?! This jacket is definitely not an active fit, for I own other Columbia wear. The size and fit chart for this coat is NOT correct. The chest part was 35+ inches, which does not correlate to an XS on their size chart. I had one thin plus one very thick bulky sweater on while wearing this coat over, and I still had extra room within the coat. I have to assume it's to wear over other coats while skiing? So if that's not how you intend to wear it, then just know it's not very flattering to wear as is. It's shape is straight and a bit boxy, does not really pinch in at the waist. Arms are a tad long, and the coat is a bit stiff and noisy. I do like how it's the interchangeable type. There's functionality and many adjustable options. The coat itself seemed of good material, but I have not owned it to test out it's waterproof abilities, after wash, durability, or longevity. It has omni heat tech, which I love, but don't expect it to be warm instantly (you have to produce heat first for it to reflect back). Oh, and I'm not too crazy about any of the prints on the coats. It's too loud, and just looks better online than in person. Go plain or chevron if must. And definitely size 1 size down. Hope this helps. January 9, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor product from a great company I bought this coat to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro as I had trusted Columbia products with Omni-heat and Omni-tech waterproof fabric. Sadly, the coat did not withstand six days on the mountain. The fabric was definitely not waterproof. Within hours of hiking through mild snow, the coat was completely saturated through both layers and weighed about twenty pounds. The zippers were bulky and stuck half of the time. Disappointing. January 5, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Received my Columbia WOMEN’S WHIRLIBIRD™ INTERCHANGE JACKET (BRIGHT PLUM FLORAL PRINT) in the mail yesterday, this only a few days after ordering it online. Very pleased. The outside colours are darker than expected (on the pic they seem brighter) which was great cause I had second thoughts about it being too busy.... I am 5`9 and normally wear 2XL and bought the XXL and it fits perfect. Can`t wait to go skiing now! January 5, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent coat for an excellent price Purchaced this coat for my daughter for xmas and she loved it. January 2, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket Very warm and stylish jacket. Ordered black geo print and have received many compliments. Another great Columbia purchase December 22, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Major Bummer Really liked the appearance of this jacket but the fit wasn't good at all. Like others have noted, the sleeves were excessively long, the jacket was bulky and stiff, the collar was way too tall, and it was very rectangular-not the slightest bit flattering. Sending it back. Whatever happened to the Columbia's of the past? I still have the one I bought in high school and I'm 40! December 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cheaply made I ordered this jacket online because of the great reviews, but was disappointed when I received it. The materials that it is made of seemed very cheap, especially the zipper. I was not confident that this jacket would last me for the next 5 years like my last Columbia jacket did. The jacket did not appear to be as warm as the other jacket that I ordered as well. It was not as thick and also ran extremely small. I ordered a large (I'm 5'4", 150lbs) and I could not wear a sweatshirt underneath this jacket. It was slim fitting even with a t-shirt on. Living in the cold, snowy state of Minnesota, I need a jacket that's going to give me the opportunity to dress with multiple layers as well as last me for many cold seasons to come. I returned this coat and opted for the Women’s In Bounds 650 TurboDown™ Interchange Jacket. It was $75 more, but well worth the extra money for the durability and warmth. December 12, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not nearly warm enough for Minnesota! Will be returning I live in the frozen tundra that is Minnesota, it's currently 10 degrees here. Researched warm coats for hours before deciding to get the whirlibird. Horribly disappointed. This jacket is very thin for a winter coat, would be okay for fall but definitely not a Midwest winter. I'm 5'1, 115 lbs, got a medium which was a little tight in the shoulders. Will be returning. December 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women's Whirlibird Interchange Jacket I love my new Whirlibird Jacket. Seems to run true to size. I love the comfort and quality of this Columbia Jacket. The only thing that could make this Jacket better would be longer sleeves. I am a tall girl so a little extra sleeve length would make this the perfect coat. Offering tall women's coat would be nice too, hint, hint, Columbia...... December 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MotherofThree I've worn this jacket a few times and continue to receive compliments. It's a very nice, warm and versatile jacket. My only complaint is that it's too snug! I usually wear a size Large and even though I ordered a size Large (12/14) it is too snug. I am not able to wear more than a t-shirt if I want to wear this jacket. December 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it so far!!! I was a little concerned that the black crossdye was going to be really dark, but I love the color in person. Love the feminine cut of the whirlibird winter jacket. I'm normally a M/L, but had a Columbia XL coat in the past, ordered an XL so I'd have room to move. December 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I Love My 3-in-1 This is my first Columbia product, but it won't be my last! November 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jacket It really runs small but I like the fabric design. Can't wait to wear it this winter. November 9, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by disappointed I got this coat to replace this same style that I had bought a couple years ago. What a disappointment. The quality is downgraded. the inner sleeves no longer extend with a thumb hole to tuck inside of mittens. There is also no longer a flap on the outside of the jacket to cover the zipper October 27, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not what I was hoping for I needed a coat for snowshoeing in the Colorado Rockies this winter. I thought this would work, but the material was a little stiff and the zipper was sticky. I ordered both a xs and s based on other reviews. I'm a very petite woman, and the xs was the perfect length in the arms but too tight in the chest. The s was too big in the arms but good in the chest. The collar was also too high. When I zipped it all the way up on both sizes, the zipper went higher than the tip of my nose, almost to my cheek bones. I've got a coat with a similar collar from somewhere else and my neck gets strained trying to keep my nose above the zipper to breathe. I ordered the black geo print and was a little disappointed the print in the jacket isn't as prominent as in the picture. I'll be returning for something else. September 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always Great Value Love this new ski jacket. True to Columbia's excellent function and value for the price. Fourth Columbia jacket I've owned and am certain I will use it for more than just skiing as it is a 3 n 1 jacket. September 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haven't used yet (because it's summer), but fits great After researching a lot of different jackets and reading a lot of reviews I settled on this jacket. I'm going to live in Norway for 9 months and needed a jacket that would work for all weather. Although I haven't used it yet, I'm from the North and it certainly feels like it will be perfect for negative temps. I was afraid the fit would be weird but both the shell and the inner jacket fit perfectly! I am oddly shaped 5'8" 220lbs with an apple shaped body and it is very flattering and I love how long it is (I have a longer torso so this is super important to me). Also, I purchased the Black crossdye and it's not a dark black, it's more of a dark grey with the pattern very subtle. June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect jacket Bought this jacket in March and it fits perfect, has many features and most importantly it keeps me VERY warm inner jacket is very nice and can be worn by itself. April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent I bought this for snowboarding and I was really satisfied with it. I'm 5'3", 110lbs. XS is my normal size and it quite fits. I ordered it in Black Crossdye, and it looks stylish. April 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fine Coat Bought this jacket for my daughter in law. She needed a new heavy coat for her trips to Snow shoe Va. This should fit the bill and handle the Fl. weather also since its three in one. April 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very warm! I bought this as a cross functional jacket - to play outside with my kids and wear on the snowmobile. I finally got to test it out this past weekend snowmobiling. It was -10 with wind. I thought for sure I would freeze. To my surprise, this Jacket came through. Very warm!! My only complaint is I wish the inner layer was longer but otherwise I love this jacket. I am 5'5", 150lbs. Medium is my normal size and it fits perfectly. March 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Love the interchange function Jacket is not ideal for skiing. Not enough pockets and the inner jacket does not have zippered pockets. That said, I have worn it skiing and it is very comfortable and warm. It is longer than my other ski jackets. March 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great ski jacket I am 5'2" 115 lbs and usually wear a S in Columbia, occasionally XS. I purchased this jacket in size S for skiing and snowshoeing in Utah, and it fits perfectly. The full jacket fits just right over the tight fitting layers I wear for winter sports. I can see how it might be a little tight over bulkier everyday winter wear like thick sweaters and hoodies, but I haven't tried to wear it with any of those clothes. I have long arms, so I love the long sleeves - sometimes it is hard to find tops in my size that come all the way down over my wrists, so this jacket was a great find. The velcro cuffs are also great for tightening the sleeves so that long gloves can come over the outside. No more cold wrists for me! I have only done spring skiing in the shell so far (plus or minus 32 degrees). The shell has a great range of movement and has proven to be very waterproof in wet, heavy snowfall - it even dried off quickly afterwards! I like that the armpit vents are mesh instead of just open. I am sure the liner will give me the extra warmth I need for the really cold days next year. I purchased this jacket in purple plaid - the purple of the shell was a little brighter than the picture online suggested, and the plaid was a little more subdued. Very pretty, but not exactly as pictured. The liner is the same deep plum as in the picture. The feminine cut is flattering, and the jacket is about as long as it can be without needing a bottom zipper to free up leg movement. A bottom zipper would have made the coat even better, but it is fine without it. The removable hood was a selling point for me - I don't like wearing hoods for winter sport activities because they reduce visibility and hearing and can fill up with snow if they're not pulled up. I removed the hood immediately upon receiving the jacket, and I love how high the collar comes up when it is turned up. I highly recommend this jacket for snow sports! March 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow I'm impressed! I love this jacket.....it is really 3 jackets because the liner is so perfect for a spring ski day. The detail and the quality of the zippers and all the "extras" really have impressed me. Good job Columbia!! Plus the color is FABULOUS!! March 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great coat just love this coat, i have 3 coats in one. couldnt ask for more. great color ( blue ) March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great buy I love this coat. The two pieces zip apart and back together easily. It kept me warm on the coldest days of our Iowa winter. Then, as the temp went up, the inside piece was comfortable and stylish enough to wear alone. I ordered the small/ petite as I am only 5'2" tall. It fits like a glove. The only con is that the sleeves are a bit long, but that is expected. Or I have freakishly short arms. Love it! March 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whirlibird™ Interchange Jacket My daughter loved the jacket and can't wait to go skiing so she can use it. Great price as we were able to purchase two jackets for the price of one. March 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Raincoat for mild temps only I bought this specifically to use the interchange feature because I needed a winter coat for commuting in the Pacific NW weather. The outer raincoat is great and is waterproof. But the inner jacket is not warm and lacks zippered hand pockets which makes it totally useless for me to wear a lone.. The description says for active use but when zippered all the way, the neck area is so stiff it's like a brace and reduces mobility.. I'm 5'1" 104lbs and opted for SMALL to layer if needed. The X-SMAL fit snugly but the sleeves were way too long in both sizes. I need a bright color to be seen. Ruby Red was the best choice since yellow February 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too Small It is a really nice coat, I ordered the XL and found that the arms were too long and the jacket itself was to tight. I am usually a size 8 but like my jackets large. February 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Don't size up - big mistake I ordered the Ruby Red in a size large after reading the reviews saying it ran small. When it arrived and I tried it on, it was WAY too big, even with layers on underneath it. I tried it on over just a fleece and my Patagonia Nano Puff and there was still a couple inches. I tried to repurchase in a Medium but it's now sold out. The jacket is fantastic otherwise. I ordered a different color in M and will be using it to snowboard next weekend. I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs, wear 8/10. February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very warm I love the layers because I can keep it in my car and break it down or build it up depending on the ever changing weather. I bought a bigger size so I could layer and not feel like a stuffed sausage. February 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by loved the jacket....arms too small. I am 5ft5in 130lbs. I returned the medium sized jacket. I was love with this jacket!! The body fit nicely, but the arms of the jacket was way too small, especially in the elbows. it was not a jacket you could layer. Im sure it will fit somebody, their sizing is a bit off. I am normally a size small. February 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by This jacket has great features Wasn't sure about the size. I saw were others had said it fit a little large, but still wasn't sure. I bought an XL, probably could've gotten away with a L, but overall a good fit. This jacket will definitely keep me warm. February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product I bought this coat to wear while I'm at college and have to walk decent distances in all kinds of weather. So far I've worn this coat in pretty cold and windy weather and I love it. It blocks the wind and keeps me warm once I start moving to activate the OmniHeat. The jacket is a little big on me but it doesn't look bad. I'm 120 lbs 5'3 and bought a size small in black. The black is even prettier in person. February 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Odd Fit The quality of the jacket was really nice and I loved the way the inner layer fit, but the outer layer was REALLY narrow around my hips (and I'm not a curvy person)! I'm 5'2' aprox 125lbs, ordered the XS. The fit in the arms was plenty spacious, the body fit perfect, but it was too snug at the bottom - I couldn't walk or sit w/out it bunching or being uncomfortably tight. It's almost like it wasn't made to fit a female! If there was a 2-way zipper I could make it work, but unfortunately I'll have to return it. February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by We'll worth the price I love the color, the fit and the warmth. In fact I have learned not to wear it if I know it will be warmer than cold! I suppose it does run a tad small, but hard to tell since I usually order a large in jackets to accommodate winter clothes so it was fine for me, although normally a medium. Versatility nice too, actually 3jackets in one. Thanks January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super warm and practical! I'm 5'9" and weigh 135lbs. I bought this coat in a size small and it fits perfect! The sleeve length and torso are perfect lengths for me (I have a long torso)! I bought this coat in black crossdye and it is more eye appealing than a regular black coat. I spend a lot of time outside and the liner with omni-heat is perfect for the cold days when I'm out in the woods. Love this coat! January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by my new favorite coat! i love this coat! the sleeves are a bit long, but i like it that way. im usually a med, but i have a large bust- 34DDD- and this coat fits great. i ordered a large based on other reviews and the fact that i want to be able to layer under it. i keep full range in motion, i dont feel top heavy, and i can layer and still have room in it. i credit all of this to the "feminine cut" it has. its super warm too! i spend a lot of time outside in the winter and this is the coat ive been looking for, ive never been so warm in a coat! January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what i was looking for I bought this jacket for my girlfriend for Christmas. We had seen it in the Columbia store, so she had tried it on. I ordered on line. Like most have said, they do run a bit small, but the MED fit her perfect. (It was easy after she had tried it on) It was the perfect gift. She has worn it 3 times skiing. The extra length in the back helps to cover on the chair lift. The arms are perfect length for driving and reaching out to ski. So far she has liked the function of the jacket. Keeps her warm for sure. Zippers are good quality also. She has only used it as the complete system and has yet to wear just the shell or inner jacket, but I can see no problem with that down the road. I would recommend this jacket. So far so good in the MN winter January 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by All the warmth, none of the bulk I love love love that this isn't bulky! I loved my old Columbia coat, but it was bulky. The color is pretty and feminine. I like that I have 3 coats in one. I can wear my layers under this coat and don't feel like the staypuff marshmallow woman. This is super warm. Would recommend. January 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Waterproof? For how long? I've owned this jacket for 3 years in a dry, cold climate. It functions well. It's comfortable and has kept me warm on many a snowy walk. However, we recently moved to a wet climate and I've found that my "waterproof" jacket is decidedly not waterproof. An hour walk in a light drizzle had me soaked. How long is the guarantee of waterproofing supposed to last? Also my upper front pocket zipper has started separating from the material. It's really a shame that I'm now looking for a new jacket as up to now this one has been great. January 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile & Durable Being from Texas, Oregon presented quite the dilemma during the cold, windy, rainy winter months. A friend recommended a 3-in-1 so I did my homework, landed on this jacket and haven't regretted it. It doesn't make me look or feel like a whale; it's very comfortable and cozy. I love it. I'm buying a second so I'll have options. Thanks Columbia! December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME JACKET I just got my jacket and I love it. It is very warm and fit good. Good thing I saw that it runs small so I had to get a larger size. I was getting prepared for the snow and now we are not getting any for xmas this year. I was bummed out. December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this coat This is by far the best coat I've ever bought. December 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not A True Red! But Great Otherwise! I ordered this in Ruby Red, but it's definitely more of a watermelon color, almost a pinkish red. Other than that it's everything I love about the 3 in 1 Columbia coats. It does run a touch small. I'm usually a large, but the XL is perfect, especially when I typically wear a hoodie under my winter coat. December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coat I absolutely love this coat! It is super warm and not puffy at all! No regrets buying this product whatsoever!!! December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! By far the best coat I've ever owned! November 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by macaw and labor blue are both bright I order two jackets for my families and they both enjoy the items. The labor blue looks more neat, while the macaw blue is easier to keep it clean. The jackets are comfortable for everyday purpose even if they are not big fans of outdoor advfentures :) October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excited to wear I haven't been able to wear this in the winter yet, but I'm excited to try it out. I wore it around the house and it left me feeling very warm and comfortable. The quality is excellent and the colors are vibrant! I'm only giving it a four for function until I actually get to experience it in the worst of our MN weather. I purchased this with the intent of having to walk around campus so I'm optimistic that the functional hood and layers, will provide more then enough warmth and protection from our brutal winters. I purchased a large since many said that it runs a little small. I normally wear Medium shirts. The large is perfect, leaving enough room for a hoodie without feeling constricted. The jacket still allows some curves so you don't look completely boxy. September 17, 2015
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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

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Return Policy

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