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Women’s Flash Forward™ Windbreaker Jacket - Plus Size


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Style# 1585914
Uses Winter, Trail


A silky feel and unique color blocking make this water repellent windbreaker ideal for lightweight protection from the elements. Adjustable hood and drawcord hem help seal out drafts. Hello, Mother Nature.

  • Water resistant fabric
  • Drawcord adjustable hood
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Center back length: 25.5"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter, Trail
  • Style# 1585914

  • Shell: 100% polyester
  • Lining: 100% polyester mesh
Water and Stain Repellent

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Women’s Flash Forward™ Windbreaker Jacket - Plus Size is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from this product is nice a little teeny tiny bit too snug for me , and only good when its sprinkling, not for heavy storms or anything like that and its super thin and doesnt have any lining on the inside, but its cute and wearable .
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and easy to pack This windbreaker was exactly what I needed. For travel, I was looking for a lightweight, easy to pack, “what if” weather situations for my travels. Neutral color works well with my color palette.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket This is a good jacket but extremely thin and light weight. Can fold up smaller than a soda can.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I really love this jacket... It is lightweight, but serves its purpose in the wind or light rain. I haven't tried it in a heavy downpour, so I cannot say how it holds up under those conditions. My daughter likes it so much she wants a matching one!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Jacket..Packs well Nice light jacket, packs well in backpack. This not lined, just a wind breaker. Pretty purple color.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my season of HOT I was looking for something in a jacket that wasn't overly warm as I'm in the season of hot flashes. This lightweight jacket is PERFECT!! It has sunscreening built into the material which is ideal as well for my fair skin. If the weather gets a little misty it will be perfect for that as well...maybe not any heavier downpours but that's ok with me. Thanks, Columbia!!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most amazing, trustworthy company,comfortable,sporty windbreaker This product is so wonderful.It is soft,it does what it says it is wind and waterproof,It is very comfortable,Easy to use,Easy to wash!!Has wonderful inviting colors.Very trusting company,reasonable price for the product.I absolutely love it and can’t wait to use it to go hiking.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Jacket This jacket was great! the color was as it looked online! the purple and the grey looked amazing together! the light weight jacket warmed me up very fast!
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprised I was very surprised how light weight the coat is. It is very functional for everyday use. Not to hot, not to cold, just right for spring. I was very disappointed how easily the coat snaged on something and now have 2 small holes near the bottom heam. Just remember to be mindful of what your doing wearing this coat, it is not a "work" coat, more for "show". The sizing is very good and true to fit. I like to wear 2X for the extra room with my regular clothes and this coat fits the same. I can easily wear a sweater or sweatshirt and the fit is still comfortable. Overall, I love Columbia products!
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flash forward Windbreaker I found this jacket to be very comfortable. I bought a size 3X to be sure it was roomy and I could wear a sweater under it. I like that it is UV ray protected and waterproof. It is a very nice looking jacket.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket! I love this jacket so much I have 2 of them in different colors!! It's a great, lightweight jacket that is cool and stylish at the same time. I highly recommend it!!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for golf I ordered this for summer rain protection. I have other rain wear(llbean, land's end)--but they are all bulky. I ordered a size up so I can layer it --specifically when I play golf. I normally wear a 1X, and it would have fit--but I wanted extra room for movement. I haven't worn it in the rain yet--so I will check back.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight jacket Great for the coastal weather
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too thin to Win! This jacket has lovely color combinations and a nice cut. It's far too thin to keep you warm in the manner you'd expect from simple jacket. When it rains you'll lack protection. Lastly, the price value relationship is negative. This jacket is cute, expensive and less than functional.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, functional, cute! I measured myself but decided against the size Columbia suggested which was a 2x. I purchased a 1x instead. I normally wear a 16/18. My measurements are 44, 40, 48 & I'm 5'3". Sleeves fit perfect and length is great. Covers the bum and fits perfectly into my bag. This coat is very light so if you want to wear it in the fall I recommend long sleeves. Love the colors too. Very cute. I may end up getting more colors.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product This product has really good features, very lightweight and comfortable. Just what I was looking for. Great purchase
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Spring Jacket I really like this jacket. It is just the right weight for a Spring rain or blustery weather. It will fit well in a backpack just in case the weather changes.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Winter, and not Spring... I am too warm in my Columbia winter jacket but this jacket is too light. It does not have a liner (FYI). I live in the Dakotas, so need an in-between season style. It would be a great summer cool evening jacket; just not what I needed. It did fit but when I realized it was too thin (too light weight) I had to return it.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product For the Value I love ordering my jackets and hoodies from Columbia. It’s the only company I trust when it comes to plus size. It’s true to size and extremely comfortable. I don’t feel snugged in the item and the material is great, especially for the value. As always, I’m a satisfied customer
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I love this jacket. The weight is great for spring or a cool summer evening. I love the color. It looks just like the color of the picture.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This windbreaker is exactly what I needed. It is lightweight enough that I can roll it up into the hood and put it in my bag without it making my bag too heavy or bulky. Living in Portland, OR now, there are actually rain-free days (knock on wood) and though it is getting a little warmer, when that wind picks up...brrrr!! Especially when you are in downtown and the buildings shade you from the sun. It's times like these when I whip out my windbreaker, slip it on, and it does the trick. It's light enough where you're not going to get hot so it's great for long walks or jogs during seasonal transitions. I got the peach/gray color combination which is great for an outdoorsy look, but am also thinking about getting a plain black one for a more polished look. I ordered a 3X. I generally wear a 1X-2X but each brand is different and luckily I was able to try on a rain jacket in the store (they didn't have plus size windbreakers, hence the online order)--the 2X was too snug. With that said the 3X is kinda on the looser side (for me), but seeing how this goes over clothes I don't mind. I love that the pockets are zippered and deep enough to hold my cellphone safely. There are pull-strings at the bottom of the jacket where the zipper starts. I just tie them into a bow so they are not hanging but have found it just a tad bit inconvenient when unzipping and trying to take off the windbreaker only to be stopped by the bow I tied. I'm sure it serves a purpose--to stop wind from blowing in from the bottom? It's just another added step to untie it but kinda breaks up the flow and ease of an otherwise perfect product. I also believe it's water-resistant in light rain. I wore it one day not expecting the misty rain to turn into real rain. I was worried that the rain would leak through since the peach half of the windbreaker was becoming see-through as it became more wet but nope--I remained dry and the windbreaker itself dried pretty quick once I got on the train. All in all, I highly recommend this product--especially for heavier set people like me who have a hard time finding rain jackets and windbreakers in our size while still being reasonably priced.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I wish I had gotten my true size, as I sized up and it looks a little bit too big on me. Either way, I love it!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed I can't thank Columbia enough for offering Plus sizes. I am average in build but have a large bust which has pretty much excluded me from any other outdoor gear clothing company. This has led me to purchase men's jackets. This jacket came and it fits nicely and the best of all, it's not a men's coat. I ordered the 2X out of habit always needing to go larger but I think a 1X would have worked. I like it and will be purchasing more jackets from Columbia.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight and functional This is exactly what I was looking for in a super-light, windbreaker that packs down small. I wanted enough room under it to layer with a thin fleece if needed, so I got one size larger and it gives me just enough room to layer without looking too large. I also prefer my jackets to be loose, so regardless of whether I layer it works well. I wasn't a fan of the bottom drawstring, so I actually cut most of it out (turns out there is a stitch in the back that keeps it from moving too much from one side or the other, so I cut out everything but an inch on either side of that stitch). All in all I'm very happy with this purchase and would recommend. I also liked the color combo (dark cyan/wind).
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is wonderful This jacket is very durable and comfortable. I love the color coordination and the product is a good buy!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing jacket This is without a doubt my favorite jacket. Lightweight and water resistant.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from She loves it I purchased the flash forward windbreaker for my daughter for Christmas she loves it and wears it all the time. My only complaint and reason for not putting 5 stars Is it is really thin and could've been a little larger but no reason to actually return it. I would recommend it but it's definitely a spring windbreaker. I do wish it was thicker. I have a much less expensive one that's thicker than this. But Overall my teenager is the one who wears it and aside from wanting it a little bigger but she is completely satisfied.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my rain jacket! I bought this jacket for a trip I was going to take. It was ideal because it is light weight and can easily be brought anywhere! I love that the sleeves were long enough, it fit well, and I think the cut off where the colors switch is in a flattering spot. I would recommend this rain jacket to anyone looking for one!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Windbreaker This item is very thin but great for rain not good for cold weather.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute! Love this jacket! Very lightweight and comfy. I got the blue and white and it is super cute. It fits perfectly and will be great for the fall.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go-To Light Adventure Jacket This jacket is so much more than just a windbreaker! If you're looking for a light and dependable jacket - look no further! This jacket is perfect for rain or shine, spring or summer. The lightweight and water resistant jacket is my go-to light adventure jacket. Whether I'm out and about either on the lake, river, dirt roads in Nevada or various trails around Lake Tahoe - you won't see me leaving the house without this bad boy packed in my daypack. I have countless Columbia jackets and various goods for all seasons: light weight and heavy winter styles, and this one surely does please just like the rest of my Columbia outerwear.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Jacket Very comfortable and light. It gets the job done. Paid a good price for it. I am looking to get my husband and three boys one as well.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cbeck Ordered this as I needed just a lightweight windjacket that packs small for boating. Works great. Love that the hood has ties to hold it over my ears. Some jackets just have some elastic which lets hood fall off head in the wind Would definitely suggest it to a friend.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooded Wind Breaker Great jacket to stuff in your tennis bag or a backpack for something lite to pull on. I got the blue and white. Like the colors because they're nautical looking and I needed a lite jacket for the beach. Nothing bad to say about this jacket
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight jacket This is a great light weight water resistant jacket, it fits perfectly and the color is great!
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible jacket! I needed a windbreaker for a trip to Scotland this summer, and have always LOVED Columbia coats and jackets... this one tho, is MY FAVE! The color, Midieval/White is more gorgeous in real life and I orderd the 1X so I can put a thicker long sleeve under on cooler rainy days. This jacket exceeds my expectation, thank you Columbia!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrunchable I got a 3X and it's bigger than needed around the middle but the arms fit more like a blouse, so I will not be able to wear a sweatshirt under it as was my plan. It's not been tested yet, but I'm sure it will be great for our Alaskan cruise in July and the drizzly weather that Oregon is famous for. The light blue color shown matched the color of my jacket.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jacket I thought this might have a liner so I was disappointed that it didn't. It looked like it did on the website. But I still like it.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from zipper the only thing is that the plastic zipper is a little hard to get started, other then that the coat is great
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My everyday go to! I've ordered two this month and I absolutely love them! My go to jacket due to the weight and material! The fit is great.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I have always loved the Columbia brand. I am a 2X. The fit is wonderful.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome sauce If you want a lightweight jacket perfect for the rainy Northwest or anywhere else buy this jacket. Water just beads off and it dries very quick. I got this jacket because I needed a lightweight jacket for spring and it works perfectly. This is the greatest jacket I own. With this jacket a grownup can play in the rain again.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Windbreaker I love the style and everything that the product describes it does
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I needed a light-weight jacket for spring-time walking, and this fits the bill perfectly. It's comfortable and roomy without being too large. The large pockets comfortably held a larger handkerchief. I'll be wearing this jacket for awhile!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent wind blocker This jacket is perfect. Large enough to layer, light as a feather and soft. Packs up into nothingness, but is there when you need it. The grey and mint color is very pretty.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my windbreaker Bought it Monday and had it by Thursday. I'm in love with it and can't wait to shop more from their online website. Very comfy and thin so I can wear a hoodie under it.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I love this jacket so much it's amazing and this one
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but... The hood is really small. It's a very thin coat, but works for just keeping dry.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this windbreaker Absolutely love this windbreaker. Needed something to keep me dry even though the temperatures are warm which happens a lot in the Spring in Oregon Does not add any extra warmth but I have other coats for that. Loved it so much I bought a second one in a different color.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Date published: 2016-05-02
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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 / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
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.

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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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