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Women's Explorer Falls™ Hooded Vest


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Style# 1738101
Uses Trail


Cold temperatures can't stop your adventuring. This hooded, nylon vest is water-resistant and constructed from stitch-less baffling for the most warmth.

Sustainably sourced, 700-fill power down gives this jacket a real edge on winter. Binding at the scuba hood and hems help lock out the cold.

Don't need the vest? Pack it away in its own interior pocket.

This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union

  • Heat Seal Construction. Water resistant fabric
  • 700 fill power down insulation
  • Scuba hood
  • Binding at hood and hem. Hand pockets. Packable into interior pocket
  • Shirt tail hem
  • Center Back Length:25.0"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1738101

  • Shell: 100% Nylon
  • Lining: 100% Nylon
  • Insulation: 700 Fill Power Down Insulation, RDS Certified
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Heat Sealed Warmth
Down Insulation: Responsible
Down Standard Certified

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Women's Explorer Falls™ Hooded Vest is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for use Fall Warm and great color
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Run large I was excited about this vest, but when I get it I see it is big, I measure 1.60 meters and weigh 113 pounds and the XS was very big. The truth is that in Columbia, everything I buy is not suitable for me.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hiking vest I found the vest to be very comfortable and lightweight. I would have liked a way to tighten the hood and some zip pockets. But I am enjoying the vest and have already recommended it. Great for chilly mornings in the woods.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Lightweight, excellent model.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from womens exploe falls hooded vest this is a very nice vest and I cant wait to try it, when it gets colder
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect vest! This vest is great quality, the color is fantastic and it is versatile as far as what season it is appropriate to wear.. Light weight but enough to keep you warm if need be
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect hooded vest! I got this vest, because I really wanted a down vest with a hood. I already have a Northface 700 loft down vest and saw this one and needed it! I thought it would fit about the same, but this one is more snug and fitted, but it's really nice. It is not super puffy, which is nice for layering.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality quilt The vest was to small, and not of good quality. I understand the vest being of thin material but warm quality. I was not happy with being able to see through the material of the vest , and seeing feathers
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Stylish! Great form and function all rolled into one vest. Tuscan color is cheerful and vibrant for fall and winter.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest This down vest is very warm, packable and it has a hood which is a huge plus. The pockets are very soft - there are two inner pockets, one with a zipper. Great color - rust orange.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dont let the thinness fool you! Seeing that it was getting great reviews on how warm it was keeping everyone, I imagined the vest would be a bit thicker when I saw it online. I was pretty surprised when it came in the mail, as it was much thinner and SUPER light. Loved the color and fit but I was definitely thinking there was no way it’d keep me warm enough. Just got back from a few hikes in Washington, let me tell ya, I was sweeaating underneath the vest lol. I hadn’t originally worn a few layers and eventually had to take some off. It was cool spring weather in WA, but I know this vest is gonna do the job during the colder seasons:) I got the product in the burnt red and I love it. Lightweight. True to size.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best.vest.ever. love love love it. ordered a small, I'm 5'3'' and 115 pounds with no boobs- fits like a glove. love the Tuscan color- orange but not too hunter orange. wish they had more colors in stock- I get 'em!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lightweight vest This vest fits perfectly and is great an both under or over layer. Blocks the wind. Foods into its pocket for storage and has a hood that actually stays up. Great color too! Very comfortable and I like the longer back length too. Definitely would buy in other colors.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! I'm so very happy with this vest! I wear it all the time and came back to purchase another color. I'll purchase every color if my size is available. So far, only 2 colors and I have them both. The fabric is so very soft. I love the way the hood is sewn into the collar! There's no separate collar-it's all one! The construction is top notch and the colors are BEAUTIFUL! Such flattering colors with dusty muted tones. I didn't think I would like the orange but it is so pretty in this dusty soft tone. Warm and cozy enough to take a nap in, perfect for doing dishes, baking, gardening etc. I'll be producing gardening videos wearing these! Excellent! I usually wear size 8 - purchased a medium.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought for Myself Love the bright color!
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfy! I love this vest! I’m a rather warm person, and since I’ve had this vest I haven’t needed a coat! It’s very warm, and live in the Northeast. The only complaint I would make is the same that I would make for all Columbia apparel that I own- women have hips!! Not everyone is built with a giant chest and no hips, please accommodate the other end as well! I have a booty, and all of my Columbia fits tight around the waist but huge in the bust. Other than that, love the color of this vest (I got the orange), love the packability, love the warmth, the hidden pocket, the hood...don’t hesitate on this one!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different from picture I purchased the deep rust color. Very nice color. The quality seems different from picture. The jacket keeps me warm but it seems on the thinner side.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Vest! Love This Vest. Great hood. Lined Pockets. Nice Blue! Over my hoodie or under my jacket that doesn’t have a hood. Oh my migh love This Vest. Begin & end each day wearing it. Always taking my boyz out for their walks.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice vest I love Columbia clothing. I always know they'll fit me. All their clothing seems to run true. So if you own one piece that fits you your good to order. This vest is super light weight but really warm. Great for Michigan winters. I ordered the brown. You don't see that color everywhere. The hood is really big too. Can fit a knit hat under with room left over.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect winter layer! I bought this vest as an option for the fluctuating weather patterns in CO while playing outside in the winter. It's perfect to layer under a jacket or wear while skiing on a cold and sunny day. This vest is light, warm and fits great. I initially ordered a medium based on the sizing chart and had to exchange for a large as it was too tight in the hips. I wear a size 10 pants and 36D in chest. I highly recommend and I'm stoked about this purchase! Color is true to picture online (I ordered the deep rust).
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest I have a number of puffy vests and this one has quickly become a favorite. it is lightweight and folds down easy but is very warm. It is great as a base layer or just a jacket on warmer days.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Vest You've Been Waiting For... I've searched high and low to find a comfy black puffy vest to fit my needs. This vest does it all. It's cozy, warm, and stylish. There's a hood for occasional rainy days. The pockets are fleece-lined and keep my hands toasty when walking from my car to the store/work/wherever. The vest is perfect over a long-sleeved shirt, and also fits nicely underneath my winter coat. Do yourself a favor and buy this vest. You won't regret it.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm Vest Great vest! Breaks the wind week and keeps me warm without overheating. The lengthis nice as well.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and warm Wanted to purchase this vest because it had a hood and glad I did. Lightweight, not bulky and so warm!
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm n comfortable I ordered the large vest figuring I needed room for at least a hoodie to go with my many layers. And it must be because I’m used to wearing a medium in clothes, ordering a Large made sense. So only fits smaller than expected in the hip area, but with the hoodie layer it’s more snug. It doesn’t ride up as the cut on the bottom is low. Wish there were zipper pockets, but the interior deep pocket on the right side is great to stow a large phone, keys (maybe even a folded newspaper) or other things you don’t want to fall out of a side pocket. While it has warm pockets, they aren’t deep enough to hold a large phone or keys securely. The hood is great! It fully covers my ears and the best part is it zips all the way up my neck to keep it feeling secure. Sadly no extra strings to lock the hood down tighter, but if the wind is strong enough, then I’ll usually have a nice cap on anyways. Layering is key here In Chicago!
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A warm lightweight vest This is the perfect vest if you want warmth without all of the bulk. It is very lightweight and warm. I have the Major color and it is a very nice green color.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from vest with hood I was so excited to get this cozy vest, but have been disappointed the 3 times that I have worn it. The upper zipper does not lay down flat, since it is attached to the hood, and it constantly is rubbing on my face, and sticking out in a terrible way. I would return this vest if I still had the tags on it. It's the first Columbia product that I have not been completely happy with.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute, stylish, functional This vest keeps my core warm in cold Minnesota winters, but it's so cute that I find myself wearing it indoors all the time! Great product.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I am 5’2” and 112 pounds, I purchased the XS in Deep Rust. It fits perfect and is very lightweight yet warm. I’ve worn it almost every day since I got it. It goes great over a sweater with some jeans for a casual look. But also perfect for layering and staying warm in the outdoors.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I'm really happy with the fit, color, and quality of this vest. The purple is a nice eggplant color, not too bright, not too dark. It's warm without being bulky. I'm looking forward to wearing this all winter! I'm 5'2", 95 lb, xs fits great.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vest This is a great vest! Very functional and not bulky.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 700 Down This vest does exactly what I need! Nice and warm! I'll wear my vest instead of my winter jacket when going shopping. Quick runs from car to store. When I buy shirts/vest I look for length. This hit the spot! It's as long as my sweaters covers some of my butt. I was expecting a little more with the design.. Not sure where I got that notion.. It's exactly like the picture.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than I imagined The hood is great to have on the vest and it fits true to size and I'm able to zip it up comfortably. The vest is SO lightweight and packable, but still warm.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest! Lightweight with great pockets and a hood, this vest is exactly what I was looking for it. The fill is warm, but lightweight so it doesn't look bulky, the elastic bands stretch with you as well.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome women’s vest Bought for my wife. She absolutely loves it. Warm, cozy, great styling. Good job Columbia Sportswear.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome vest This vest is so cute and comfortable
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for layering This vest is loose enough to be perfect for layering and tight enough to keep warm. I would feel warmer if the inside was fleece lined, but overall, it's stylish and great for my outdoor adventures.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest This is my second Columbia down vest because I foolishly left the first one on a plane. I couldn't live without my happy down vest since it is the perfect layer for fall in the mountains. I just love this product even more than the first one. It's lightweight, easy to pack up in a small area and super warm and comfortable. I would recommend this to anyone as a staple.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Explorer Falls Hooded Vest I love this vest! It is not super puffy, so if you're looking for something really heavy duty, this probably isn't the right choice. The cut is really flattering and I think the hood is a super nice touch. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a lighter layer.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Puffy Vest I love this vest so much, only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because I wish it was a bit warmer. Its light weight and aesthetically its perfect, but it would be nice to have a little bit more down in it too keep me super warm. Fits great though! Love that its got the hood!
Date published: 2017-09-21
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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.

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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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