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Women’s Alter Valley™ Jacket


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Style# 1578582
Uses Trail


A versatile, active fit jacket crafted of a soft cotton/nylon blend with an adjustable hood, waist, and hem to create a nifty custom fit. Feminine styling adds charm.

  • Attached, adjustable hood
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Active Fit
  • Center back length: 27"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1578582

  • Shell: 70% cotton / 30% nylon


Women’s Alter Valley™ Jacket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! It is very light weight, so it is super comfortable to wear wherever you go. It is a thinner material so if you plan on going out in colder weather I do suggest layering up underneath. Other than that it is super cute and I get great compliments on it!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My mistake - good jacket, though I thought this was a heavier jacket AND that it was plus-size, but I was wrong. I can wear it, just can't zip it. I should have double-checked - otherwise a nicely made spring jacket.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bigger than expected Well, first off, I am in love with my new jacket. I got it in the bluebell color. Looks exactly the same, material is thin. Perfect for the fall. Wouldn't use for a rain jacket. It took me like more than a month to order this jacket because I couldn't make up my mind about the sizing. Yeah I'm that lazy I don't wanna order and return. I was worried a small would fit too tight or the sleeves would be too short, but it was a bit bigger than what I expected and the sleeves are at perfect length. Plus, you can adjust the waistline from the inside of the jacket on both sides. If you usually wear a medium in tops or jackets, seriously, get a small. You can probably get an XS if you have a smaller bust, but maybe the sleeve will be shorter. I'm glad I ordered this color before it sold out
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light summer jacket This is a nice and light summer jacket. From the description and the reviews I was expecting a somewhat heavier jacket than it is, however I was surprised by how much it protected me from the wind and the cool evening chill. It is a very versatile jacket, can be used while doing outdoor activities and nice enough to wear in the evenings. Goes well with jeans, pants, and dresses. I don't think it will protect from the rain at all. I am finding it useful for Berkeley/San Francisco cool summers. I am about 5'5" tall 143 lbs and the medium fits well, with room to add a light cotton cardigan.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for wind and a chill We've had a lot of weird weather lately, and I've been wearing this to test it out - it works surprisingly well in chilly and windy weather because it's pretty well insulated. It actually doesn't do great in the rain. A ten minute walk in light rain had the jacket soaking wet and sticking to me. This is sort of to be expected, but I guess I expected it to perform better in the rain because of the material. It's still a great jacket though! The sizing is a bit large so if you're stuck between two sizes I'd go with the smaller one. I'm a 40" bust so I got a large, but it's a little too large around the bust. The sleeves are baggier than they look but they're comfortable. Great secure pockets. You can adjust the sleeves and body to get a better fit and it worked so it doesn't feel so baggy. I got the Pulse color, and it's not as purple as it looks online, which I liked. It's a medium-dark grey, and it's a good color that goes with anything. The interior lining on the seams is like a red checkered picnic basket though, which you can see in the pic, and it stands out quite a bit.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just right I purchased this in the Pulse color, and it was a bit lighter than pictured but it was still a really pretty purple-ish color. The adjustable waist is great since it runs a tad large in the waist. The jacket looks cute paired with jeans or leggings. Although this isn't really a cold weather jacket, it's perfect for warmer spring temperatures and it looks greats.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light jacket for mom I bought this for my mom. I was hoping it was going to be thicker but she can layer up. Once again funky smell so wash before you use.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice Lady's will love it. Light and fix will
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Fav. Jacket I bought this jacket in Chicago because my winter coat (also from Columbia) was getting a little to heavy as the weather warmed up. However spring in Chicago isn't warm enough for just a sweatshirt so I found this jacket. I absolutely love it. Its cute and stylish while being warm and perfect. A large would have fit, but I wanted extra room to fit a zip up or flannel underneath and I made the right choice. This jacket is perfect for most occasions. Its cute enough to wear on a date and casual enough to wear shopping or just traveling. I choose the India Ink color and am constantly getting compliments. Its made of a light material that is comfortable but surprisingly warm. Perfect for those spring days and I'm sure I will wear this when fall rolls around again! Defiantly a good purchase!
Date published: 2015-03-29
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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

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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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