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Women’s Flash Forward™ Windbreaker Jacket


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Style# 1585911
Uses 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.

  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Drawcord adjustable hood
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1585911

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

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Women’s Flash Forward™ Windbreaker Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 152.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Truly dissapointed I am a HUGE fan of Columbia gear, I would say 85% of my outdoors attire is Columbia. However this rain jacket majorly let me down. I used it for the First time on a lightly rainy day in Iceland, with my down jacked underneath it. I got SOAKED. It leaked at basically all of the seams, the entirety of the arms, and a good portion of the lower back. I understand it is not a rain jacket, hence water resistance in the description, but it was a light sprinkle. I was soaked all the way through in maybe 20 minutes.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really love Great jacket atvgreat price!
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for Chilly to cold weather Thin and not water resistant
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value This jacket is a pretty basic windbreaker. Cinches around all the edges. That’s it. No fancy features. And it’s a great jacket for the value because lots of other brands have similar basic windbreakers for twice as much. Not the most stylish jacket ever, but the generous sizing means I can fit it over a fleece, and it’s at least stylish enough that I will wear it.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Folds small! This is a great jacket when it might rain. Carried it with me every day while travelling. Used it for another layer of warmth a couple of times. This rain jacket folded up small enough to keep in my purse. Very lightweight and easy to fold.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I love everything about this jacket from the fitting to the
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Windbreaker is warm too This is my first time buying a windbreaker. I was concerned it may not feel warm in the wind but it's just right! I don't sweat in it nor feel too cold. I love the sheer soft material and the fit is not too long and not too short .
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia windbreaker My favorite windbreaker so far!! Truly waterproof and lightweight. Perfect for spring!
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from MY LOGO PEELED OFF!! After a few washes and wears of my Black Jacket, the white Columbia logo peeled away. This is disappointing because this was 40 big ones. If I buy a jacket this price, I wouldn't want it to fall apart. This is cheaply made and doesn't break any wind. There is no blue accent on mine and it honestly resembles a garbage bag. AVOID IT
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment This windbreaker is perfect for layering over warmer clothes or wearing over a tank for warmer days. Does the job!
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! It's perfect. I bought the sorbet, columbia grey windbreaker but some people mistake it for a rain jacket. I wear a large but I bought a medium. It fits better than I expected, it fits perfectly. I smile every time I see it, it's so beautiful. It looks exactly like the pictures.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wife loves this windbreaker! Got this as a gift for my wife and she loves it.This jacket was a hit.She uses it everyday for her morning runs and it keeps her dry from the rain.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket I wear this jacket to work everyday & when it rains/
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I wanted something light and colorful for spring and this is perfect. I love the zipper pockets I love that it’s a little bit longer on me. I normally wear a large I bought this in a XL because they didn’t have a large available in the color i wanted and it’s perfect. I love the color I love that’s it thin and lightweight.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Felt comfortable Ike lightweight & comfortable
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight but heavy in function! I read reviews, and researched other Columbia windbreaker jackets on sale and not. Yes, this one was on sale, but considering the ease of packing it for convenient portability, the Omni-Shield SPF 40, the nice soft fabric, choosing the beautiful sorbet/grey...I was very happy when it arrived. The Flash Forward Windbreaker is meant for somewhat warmer days. It affords protection from the sun and wind without that humidity-building effect. I purchased a Large to allow for a t-shirt, and at 5'8" and 145-ish lbs. I can easily flex, yet I am not boxy-sloppy. How nice to have a stylish windbreaker that folds down to fit in a small compartment of a backpack or tote pocket. If you already have a substantial windbreaker jacket, I would add this one as another seasonal Go-To.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket. Love the jacket for when it is raining outside or extremely windy. The fit is nice and I loved the teal color
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Krystle’s jacket I bought this jacket for my sister as a gift and she loves it!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Windbreaker/Light Jacket We all love this jacket! Its perfect for windy, drizzly days!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Style Love the colors of this windbreaker.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I bought this because I needed a windbreaker that wasn’t too expensive. I love the price and retro colors. It was a little snug but super flattering. The day after I got it it was super windy and it did it’s deal. Love it.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great windbreaker I was looking for a casual windbreaker and I found it! This is so cute In the color black and so comfy. I thought it would make a lot of noise but not at all. It’s light weight and super deep pockets. It true to size. Would totally recommend it to any one. For sure will buy more
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain protection Very light weight, but does its job protecting me from the rain.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is a thing wind breaker but it’s so comfortable. It’s great and can’t wait for The spring Time to wear it more often
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rain jacket I know it’s a windbreaker, but I just feel like it seems very cheap.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Material was a bit thin than what I expected. Other than that it’s comfortable and very cozy!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent Jacket I bought it as a Christmas gif for my wife, it runs good enough and she was happy and excited, I am happy to, because she looks great when she wears it.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Windbreaker! I wore my windbreaker out on several occasions and was complimented by people I know. The windbreaker is true to size, comfortable, breathable, and overall an excellent product. I bought two in different colors. I enjoy using it to run as well at the gym and at home.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very lightweight I love this jacket, It is extremely lightweight and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product fits my needs Great product that matches my expectations
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Exactly what I wanted, can’t beat that Black Friday price!
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wind jacket Its light but durable
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greater than it appears when I received the product itself I realized it was thinner than I thought but it stills function to a high standard as any other columbia product which truly shocked me & the price on it is worth it as well
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice jacket Wife loves it. Fits and feels great!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flash Forward Windbreaker Lightweight but effective in blocking wind and rain.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight Windbreaker True to size. Lightweight and great for runners that need a little windbreaker. Recommend for those who layer underneath. It is not exactly for warmth so if you are looking for that, might want to go for something heavier.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight, big on functionality Great funtional jacket light weight in a great big world. Fits great, built for the task
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent I bought this jacket because I had previously bought a windbreaker from Columbia that I was very satisfied with and I thought this would be of a similar quality; however, this jacket is extremely light and does not offer much protection from light breezes or wind in general.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lightweight jacket. Jacket blocks wind well and keeps you dry in the rain. I would definitely recommend anyone who needs a lightweight jacket to purchase.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect windbreaker My daughter was looking for a windbreaker that was similar to one she had for soccer but not as expensive and this fit the bill perfectly.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Windbreaker It works well as a windbreaker, but is very thin and probably not the best for rain. It runs a bit small so if you're planning on wearing it over clothes definitely go up a size!
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I haven't had the chance to wear this yet but after trying it on I can tell it will be a go-to when I need a light jacket. Great fit.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful jacket I haven’t had a chance to wear it in heavy rain, but it’s perfect for fall windy days
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product Product was exactly what I view online and was very pleased with my purchase
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love It fits perfect I love it !
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I love this jacket, and wear it more than is probably socially acceptable. Unlike other rain jackets/windbreakers, this one is incredibly lightweight despite its heavy duty protection. It is well insulated, so you won't get sweaty and gross, but it will keep you toasty. Overall, would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a light jacket that does the job of a heavy one in windy/rainy weather!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for This is exactly what I was looking for - a packable windbreaker that folds up/squishes down to almost nothing, and repels water for the 10 minutes at a time when I'm outside at work. Gets the job done perfectly.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Windbreaker This is definitely a wind breaker. Not a rain jacket. When receiving it I could see right away that it would not keep rain from seeping through over time. Very quickly it would not do well in the rain.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight and easy to carry I have worn this windbreaker out on a few hikes and so far it has served its purpose well. It is lightweight while still giving protection from the wind (although the winds have been light). When I have needed to take the jacket off it has been easy to put in my backpack without adding weight and bulk. I really like that it as a drawstring on the bottom of the jacket to keep it snug around my waist and not allow cold air in from the bottom and keeps heat in. It fits true to size. The material doesn't feel cheap, but it is thin and my only worry is that it will rip easily.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trailblazers I love my Women’s Flash Forward™ Windbreaker Jacket>It's perfect for those windy days when you just need a little light jacket. It's thin but not too thin, it fits true to size, it washes well in the washing machine and it's very easy to travel with. Overall I am happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-19
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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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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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