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Women’s Alpine Action™ Omni-Heat Jacket


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Style# 1562241
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


A warm winter coat with a sophisticated air—the waterproof Alpine Action Jacket is crafted with our patented thermal-reflective technology and 100g of synthetic insulation for all-day warmth. The jacket’s premium cross-dye fabric features a lovely texture and full waterproof breathability, while a suite of ski-and-snowboard-ready features anticipate your other on-mountain needs.

  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed
  • Active Fit
  • Wind proof
  • Insulated
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • PU Zip on chest
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Media and goggle pocket
  • Ski pass pocket
  • Center back length: 26"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
  • Style# 1562241

  • Shell: 72% nylon/ 28% polyester Legacy Dobby
  • Lining: 100% polyester Omni-Heat™ Reflective Microtex Light
  • Insulation: 100% polyester microtemp XF II, 100g
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.

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Women’s Alpine Action™ Omni-Heat Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 131.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from warm and waterproof everything it claimed to be and that I wanted
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, but no underarm vent Despite some reviews, this jacket doesn't have underarm vents. Vents let me cool off from exertion without opening the front of the jacket to the Michigan winter cold. I'm out for a couple of hours at a time most days, tromping through the dog park or walking my dog through the neighborhood. The Alpine Action may have had underarm vents in previous years, but the jacket I just received has none. Other than that, the jacket has all the best Columbia features: snap-back snow skirt, thumb holes in the cuff extensions, soft zippered hand pockets on the sides, deep inside front pocket, outside front pocket, super-adjustable removable hood, cold-blocking high neck, inside sunglasses/goggles holder, Omni Heat warmth technology and Omni Shield waterproofing. I'm 5'6" and 135 lbs. After reading hundreds of reviews that said the jacket runs small, I ordered a large. At first I thought it was too big. With just a thermal undershirt and a little top, there was so much extra space I feared the jacket wouldn't keep me warm. Then I tried it on with thermal undershirt, fleece turtleneck and sweater -- normal layering when the temperature drops into the teens or single digits. It's perfect. If you primarily wear your winter jacket over work or dress clothes in the car and to get from parking lot to building entrance, order according to the size chart. If you wear it to spend real time outside, order the next size up.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Our daughter wanted a quality winter jacket that could stand up to the winters we have here in Lockport, New York (close to Buffalo, New York). If you know anything about the weather we get here in the Buffalo area, you know you need a coat that can stand up to the elements, and this one certainly does. The styling is what caught our daughter's eye, but the quality and dependability of Columbia products is what sold us on buying this jacket for her. She is happy, we are happy. Win, win!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for Detroit Weather I don't even layer when I use this Jacket. It keeps me warm even in subzero temperatures (Celcius not Fahrenheit). Fits perfectly, I ordered a size M, Im 5'6 and 127lbs and allows me to layer when I have to. It also looks really good.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent choice for my beloved wife This is a good thing to have. My beloved wife feels so comfortable with it. The size is fit, and the best thing is the omny heat works great. It's perfect choice for winter.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I originally loved this jacket from the first time i tried it on. It just fits to my body the way a jacket should. I get really cold in the winter, I've tried the two in one jackets, puffy jackets, ect which were all warm i guess but just awkward and uncomfortable to put on over clothes. This jacket is lightweight AND warm. It's got reflective material in the inside that keeps you warm. And guys, it really does work. I didn't buy it for snowboarding or skiing i bought it for my regular everyday winter jacket. It keeps me warm, i love the color, it fits perfect, and it looks good with jeans, a dressier night out, or even sweatpants. It was the best decision i ever made. For reference i am 5'6" 128lbs i got the small in Black and it fits perfect. I can fit a sweatshirt under it but also wear it without one and it's not lose. I like my gear to fit my body pretty snug.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Jacket, but smells This is a beautiful jacket at a great price. The huge drawback for me was the chemical odor. If you are sensitive to chemicals and odors I do not recommend this jacket. The smell did not come out with a washing so I returned it - sadly and found another great jacket.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fall Jacket This jacket is good as it is waterproof but not very warm without a thick sweater. Good for chilly fall days (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great So Far I work outdoors throughout the winters, so I needed a good coat to keep me warm and dry. I also do a LOT of manual labor while working so I tend to sweat under all of my layers. While winter is not here yet, it has been getting colder and this coat has kept me warm without sweating. Took a little while to figure out how to tighten the drawstrings on the hood, but I like how it cinches the inner layer while keeping the protective hood and overhand looser. I always tend to order a size up in winter stuff so I can layer underneath, but this one just fits like a normal coat would, so layering might be harder than usual. I recommend ordering a size up just in case.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hit I bought this for my teenage daughter who is extremely picky. Not only does she love the look of it, it is warm and comfortable. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat I looked all over for the perfect winter coat this year, and I definitely found it. The color is just as pictured and I love the form fitting style. I like all the pockets and the Omni Heat is wonderful to keep you warm without overheating. Definitely worth the price for a great coat!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Winter Coat! I love this jacket! I ordered it in "Nocturnal" color, and it's very true to the image online, a blueish grayish color with pink accents. This jacket seems to "run small" but really it's actually just an "active fit", per the size and fit guide, which says we can expect it to be "body skimming". So it actually fits just how they said it would: snug. I normally wear medium and my medium jacket fits me quite cozy. Be prepared for this! If you like lots of room in your winter coat for big sweaters or layers, then definitely order a size up from what you normally wear. If you like a more fitted and feminine look then order the size you normally wear. The waterproofing is fantastic, which is a main reason I chose this jacket. The windproof zippers work great, no chills! I am not the least bit cold with the omniheat feature, even though the jacket isn't bulky or puffy. This coat is a work of art and modern science! The only (small) complaint is the hood is a little bit of a challenge to loosen back up after you've tightened it with the pull strings.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Ski Jacket I owned this same jacket different color for three years, I needed a fresh color! I ski every single weekend in New Hampshire and I love this jacket, it's warm, roomy, perfect pocket placement for chapstick, phone, credit cards... The hood is removable and it's very comfy. I would absolutely recommend this jacket for skiing or for any day in the winter!
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Class and color I was looking for a high quality classy coat that I can feel dressed up in the winter but also use on the slopes and can match anything I wear. I love this jacket! Columbia makes the best coats.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Received defective I wanted to love this jacket, the sleeve was completely sown shut and I was unable to even try it on. Will be returning.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great looking jacket that keeps you warm It ran a little small for me compared to the measurements but it still fit me well. If you're looking to use this as an outer layer with additional inner layers, I'd order a tad bigger than what you measure yourself with. There's little niche things that make this jacket great - things like thumbholes and assorted pockets. I got it in a medium and it's a little tight, but I plan on just using this jacket without many inner layers. Water proofing seems solid and best of all, this jacket looks GOOD! It does take a little bit to "warm up" but it doesn't restrict movement and kept me warm!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The style is great. Great warm winter jacket, just wish it came in more color options.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best winter jacket ever! I have lived in winter climates my entire life, and this is a great jacket. It is very lightweight, but the omni-heat keeps it very warm. The gaiter sleeves with thumbholes are a great feature to hold in body heat, and the assorted pockets are very convenient. At the sale price, this is a great deal. Normally I wear a M, but the L fits perfectly, so I believe they run a bit small.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpine Jacket I have to say this is the Best Jacket I have ever bought. It's light weight doesn't weigh you down. Never once did I ever get cold while wearing this Jacket. Water proof really works, warmth really works.. I highly recommend this Coat...
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Kept me warm and dry all winter.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from buttons on one edge of lining are completely on the opposite side The buttons on the left edge of lining are completely on the opposite side. So they are asymmetric left and right.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ski jacket This ski jacket has great style and fabric. I skied in all kinds of conditions and never got wet and I stayed warm.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from price doesn't meet up to to quality very expensive jacket and still cold when i wear it
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woman's Alpine Action My first Columbia jacket is ongoing that is very similar to this one. I bought it almost 10 years ago, & it still got lots of life left! The Omni-Heat really does the trick! At this price, it's a steal! If I had the extra money, I might buy it in a Small instead of the Medium I bought years ago. I thought I would need to layer, but the first snow storm & cold snap, I found myself unzipping not only the main front zipper, but the underarm vents as well! For reference, I'm 5'4", 95 lbs with boots on, however I'm short-waisted, small chested, & I think my arms are long, yet I've never had any problems with the arms being long enough with Columbia! Pay attention to the fit style. If you want extra room, order up, if you're ok with thin layers, order your regular size. Trust Columbia. They won't let you down!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not warm enough Since I am always cold, I was looking for a nice warm coat for winter for walking the dog, waiting at the bus stop, playing in the snow with the kids, etc. I read reviews for this and other Columbia coats and thought this one would fit my needs. Unfortunately, I don't find it warm at all, so I only use it on mild winter days. The styling and fit is nice and flattering, but I'm disappointed with how warm it is.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent LOVE this coat. It is light but very warm. Great style and well made. Good job.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket My daughter is ridiculously picky, she's a teenager, I worried like crazy when we got this. She absolutely loves it! Thank god!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small - not warm Ok for spring skiing. I needed something warmer. Very disappointed about having to pay shipping to return even that I purchased another jacket.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great item light weight but very warm while skiing, love the zippered pockets kept my valuables safe.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice jacket for the snow Well maybe I consider this jacket to run bigger than normal because I'm 5'0" and around 105 lbs, but the XS is still a little big for me. I had a friend try it on and she is around 5'3"-5'4" and I thought it fit her well. I bought this jacket because I needed a snowboarding jacket for Lake Tahoe, CA. After one run, I took off my long sleeve and just used this jacket with a tank top under for the rest of the day and found that it provided enough warmth. I did fall, however, and snow did get under the jacket with the powder skit snapped on, but again, I am very petite. I think armpit vents would make this jacket more complete.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great ski jacket very comfortable, warm and easy to move in. love it
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short in torso, runs small I wanted to love this coat based on the reviews, but it was very oddly short in the torso. It could be because I'm slightly on the taller side (5'6"), but I have never had this problem with any other coat and I do not have a very long torso. It does run small so if you are between sizes, order up. Not too thrilled with the length of the coat as I compared it to other coats I had in the same size and it was significantly shorter. Had to pay $13 to ship back. Keep that in mind when ordering.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat This coat is very warm and super cute. I am a huge fan of Columbia's puffer style jackets but decided to try this one because it looked warmer and it has lots of pockets. I hate carrying a purse so I love pockets in my clothes especially my jackets. I don't ski or snowboard but I hate being cold. This jacket is cozy. It is a fitted jacket so I ordered a size bigger because I wear hoodies and I didn't want it to be too tight. I really like the cuffs with the thumb holes. My only complaint is the chin area. It is super stiff when zipped all the way up and it can be a little annoying, but it keeps every bit of cold air out so I can live with it. Other than that it is great!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Love it!! I was looking for several months for an everyday winter jacket that is light, very warm and comfortable from the minute I tried it on. This jacket does it all. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New coat I love this coat. I originally ordered a Large based on some reviews stating in runs small but I ended up returning it for the medium. I think it fits true. I love the extra lining by the wrists which extends the length of the sleeves, with thumbholes. It's very comfortable and sharp looking. I would reccomend and I would repurchase. Nice and warm also without the bulk.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I just wore this jacket for 5 days in Park City Utah skiing and it was great! Love the pockets for your lift ticket and cell phone. It does run a little big. I am normally a medium and ordered a large. It was perfect after I got my base layer on to ski.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awkward fit I followed the reviews and sized up to a large from my usual medium in Columbia. The bottom fit well but the top was super bulky in a rather awkward looking way. No amount of sweater wearing could justify sizing up for me. I think a medium would have fit great everywhere except my hips so I'll just be returning.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get it!! This is a wonderful coat! My Wife loves it!! It is very warm and light weight. It goes beyond my expectations!!! And it looks sharp!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fashionably warm I ordered this coat with no idea what fit I would find and was pleasantly surprised to discover a trim look with lots of extras. The sleeve extension with thumb holes are great for keeping out the cold and there are lots of adjustment options and pockets. The fabric has a rather dressy look to it such that I was comfortable wearing it everywhere. I purchased the black in size small which was perfect for my 5'4" 110# frame. Very posh.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm on the coldest campus mornings I received this coat as a Christmas gift. It runs just a bit small, I normally wear a medium and a large fits perfectly. I am a university prof and the omni heat keeps me toasty warm on those cold campus morning walkabouts.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect coat for biking in 30 degree weather! I ride my bike to class everyday and it's typically 20-30 degrees and extremely windy. This jacket is absolutely perfect! It keeps me warm from my core to my arms to my wrists! I am 5'6 and about 135 lbs but I have a large chest (>DD) so I listened to the reviews and purchased a size up and got a Large. it fits across my chest well and is very comfortable. For someone who needed a durable but not super bulky coat for every day biking in cold and windy (sometimes rainy) weather, this jacket is absolutely perfect. Definitely recommend! Plus, free shipping with the Columbia rewards system which is also free. Couldn't have asked for a better coat or better deal!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I bought this for a last minute ski trip and I didn't know I could love a jacket this much! It kept me warm, has tons of pockets, is light weight, and was very easy to move around in. Only con I can think of is that the velcro can get annoying - it kept getting stuck on my sweater. But overall one of my favorite purchases in a long time! For reference, I am 5' 5'' and 145 lbs and a size medium was perfect.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat I love this coat. I live in Pittsburgh and we have had a very mild winter since I bought this coat. Temp hasn't gone much below 20degF. If we ever get another cold spell, with wind chill often below zero, I will give an update. Customer service very helpful when I had a question. I have never had a serious complaint about their products.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever jacket The Omni-Tech and Omni-Heat technology makes this stylish jacket a perfect match for my lifestyle, I exercise outdoors every day, and being able to stay warm and dry in winter weather without having to bulk up with a lot of layers is terrific. For temps 20 - 40, I am toasty warm with just a light T-shirt underneath, and by 25039 minutes into my exercise, start unzipping a little to cool off.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for fishing Jacket fits great and is warm... perfect for ice fishing in Minnesota! !
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd buy one in each color! Ipurchased this coat thinking I'd like it, but it's the only one I wear wear now. I do love it! I bought the black in extra small, but I'd buy the purple if I decided to purchase another coat. The sleeves are long enough (I have long arms) which made me really happy too! It isn't too bulky and fits so comfortably! The only thing I'd change is replacing the Velcro with magnet pieces so my clothing isn't getting caught in the Velcro more. It'd feel a lot cleaner and save my sweaters, which is what I wear everyday.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this coat! I needed a new coat because I rely heavily on public transportation and during the winter it is awful standing outside without the proper coat. I have had this coat for a week so far and it keeps me super warm! This jacket is perfect for winter and rainy season. The hood is a little big for my head but something I'm definitely willing to overlook because this coat serves its purpose. I'm definitely glad I made this purchase.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the jacket Just got this jacket. Great fit with plenty of room for layering. I am 5'5 120lbs. Very comfortable, love it.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this coat! This is the best coat I have ever purchased! It keeps me warm and protected from the wind. I love the detachable hood for the rain in the Pacific North West!
Date published: 2017-01-15
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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

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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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