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Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest


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Style# 1476771
Uses Winter


Beautiful geometric baffling lends a feminine feeling while the Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining and insulation keep you warm when the wind-chill drops.

  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective and insulated
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zip-closed pockets
  • Center back length: 25”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1476771

    100% polyester Windowpane Triple ripstop
    100% polyester Thermal Reflective
    50% polyester/50% recycled polyester OH, 80g
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Water and Stain Repellent

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Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Magic in a littlesilver dot.
Breathable material with little silver dots that reflect body heat.
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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.


Women’s Mighty Lite™ III Vest is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 130.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest! I have the Omni heat jacket and wanted the vest for warmer weather. It's perfect for when I just need a little bit of an extra layer and warmer than any other vest I have.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Product!! I have never bought a bad Columbia product...they are what they say they are!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vest A perfect light weight vest that is not bulky so you can wear under your bigger jackets. The insulation liner inside keeps you very nice and warm. This vest is an amazing addition to wear on top of sweaters and long sleeves in the winter! I am a size 8 and bought a medium. I feel the vest is very true to size. It fit like a glove so I would suggest getting a L if you want something a little baggier and not as form fitting/tight.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I've been looking for a vest that wasn't too poofy yet still kept me warm! This one is perfect, fits true to size and is very cute on. Also, easily folded up to store in a pack. The one complaint I do have is the collar is kinda of long, I have to keep it folded down so it doesn't bother my neck... But overall I love it!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jacket black Is more that what was expecting and the price is awesome.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest ever! Perfect fit! I'm 5'5" 150lbs and 34DD ordered a medium in the black color which fits perfectly! It's very comfortable! The Columbia Women's Mighty Lite III Vest is a lightweight, but warm, vest suitable for many temperatures. Pretty awesome! 100% recommend
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest It's perfect...I love that it is not bulky. And it's really warm too.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Lightweight Vest I bought this vest on sale in XS and it fits exactly as expected. It matches the description and picture perfectly. I have not had the opportunity to test it in winter condition yet but so far, it seems like a good lightweight method to layer.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I ordered this for a trip this winter. It is very light weight and will be easy to pack without taking up a lot of room in the suitcase!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lite Vest I absolutely love this vest. It's light enough to wear it on a windy day and I am sure it will be perfect when using it in chilly days because it keeps you warm enough not to be super bulky. If they had it in different colors I would get another one!. The length is a bit long (but I am a short person 4'11")
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice vest very light and warm. great color. love it very much. i bought 2 already.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Layer Look Multi purpose vest - layer warm under a rain jacket or put over a top for body coverage. Love the Omni Heat system - really works. It fits a little small, as I'm normally a M & ended up happy with a L...
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I was looking for I wanted a thin vest but warm as well. I find omni-heat excellent, I got the warmth without the bulk. This vest is true to size and stylish. I purchased the XS and I am 5' 1", 109 lbs and perfect fit. I own a number of omni-heat sportswear and love it.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light vest I said it runs a little large because I have a larger bust size and was able to do it up comfortably. Instead of buying a 1X. Is light but warm. Also it doesn't puff up at the at the bottom back it stays next to your body. Then no drafts.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vest for every occasion I debated about this vest for a few weeks. It is lighter than I imagined but being plus size that worked in my favor. You don't have that unflattering down puffiness. I got a size up so I could wear it with a sweatshirt. It was perfect. Happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with this vest I've been impressed with the Omni-Heat Reflective material and also bought a hat with this material. Over all, this is a great lightweight vest that keeps you warm. Throughout the torso it fits as expected. The length is also great and what I was hoping for, it stops about mid gluteus maximus for me. However, it would be nice if it flared out a little at the hips as it is tight at this point and I have to bunch it up to zip it up.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Just what I wanted. Not too poofy, but warm. Great for in and out errands, cool day adventures, or chilly chillin' at home.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Vest Love this vest, it's very warm and very light.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sadly Dissapointed on Fit I got a new Columbia jacket for Xmas and decided to order the same style vest on Boxing Day due to the sales. Unfortunately when it arrived the fit was not the same as the jacket. Still holding on to return which will be at my expense. Not sure on ordering the size up or just returning.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but cut small I am usually a true L in most pieces, however, this is cut slightly small. The XL is too big. Great piece, but be prepared for a snug fit.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT product but runs a little small I love the fact this vest isnt "puffy" Its warm and gets the job done without making me feel like im being suffocated! However I do feel like it runs small. Esp through the hips when zipped. I was thankful the product still worked!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm without bulk I wear a vest frequently in the fall, winter, and spring and this is my go to vest for warmth without bulk. The Omni-heat insulation does keeps me warm without much fluff, so the vest is thin enough to layer well. The zippered interior pocket is great – much better than the Velcro that some companies use. The exterior hand pockets are generously sized and are also zippered. Also, I like the style of the collar, I can wear it zipped up for added warmth. Overall, this vest is warm and stylish. I’m 5’5”, 120 pounds and got my usual Columbia size small.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeping me warm I live in Arizona and do not like being cold. I really like the reflective lining and find that I can be toasty even when I'm in the cold places. The fit was a bit more snug than I expected, especially around the hips. Normally, a medium would be my size and I've even lost a few pounds so I was a little surprised at the snug fit. I don't think I can really put an sweater of any significance under the vest.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Inconsistent Overall Fit This is the first time I've purchased a Columbia product and do not "love" it. The fit is strange: the armholes are large and the shoulders sit above my own shoulders slightly, when zipped, the vest tapers to fit more snuggly as tapers along waist and more so at hips. The pattern seems to be a wide V shape from top to bottom. Odd. This would also be better if there were a Double Zipper, makes an item like this far more useful. I'm deciding whether to return or nor, I wanted this because of the Omni heat reflective lining, it really does work and keep me warm. I work outside a lot during the winter season on tv/film sets in NYC, but the lack of double zipper along with not great fit make this less appealing. I'm a petite small framed woman, 5' tall 105 lbs, and bought an XS. Not one of Columbia's best products.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was really looking forward to this vest, but it arrived and I am disappointed. It is so incredibly thin, it does not even feel like it has any filling in it at all. It is also rather large, I bought size Large and I am a solid sz10, athletic build, 5'6" and 155 pounds, 36C. The large was gaping in the arms and around the body. Looked really sloppy. Almost considered trying a medium, but it just doesn't seem like it has enough warmth to make it worth it. It may be cute in the right size, but I am looking for as much function as style.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thin Attractive looking but seems thin. I don't noticed Increased warmth. 5'5 140 muscular build, medium is too big but I usually wear a small. Some of the reviews said to size up. Will try to layer with it.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOMEN’S MIGHTY LITE™ III VEST Light thin vest. I wear size large & bought a large. I wear the full zip fleece underneath this vest. Together, the vest is a snug fit. Buying an extra large, would then have the collar and arm holes too wide. This vest keeps me warm.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from always good This is super light weight, very warm and no bulk. I love the neck. You can wear it fully zipped up and straight or folder over while zipped. Always the option for open collar. The one feature I wish it had is adjustable waist. However the interior zippered chest pocket makes up for this. This is a great piece.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product it is what I expected
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Might Lite III Vest! This vest is cute, stylish and warm without being bulky. My normal size was a little big (it is a regular cut, not a feminine cut) so I had to exchange it for a smaller size. It is easy to wear it under other clothing without looking like the Michelin Man. I highly recommend the vest!
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes life easy! This vest is perfect to throw on for a little extra warmth. Thin enough to wear under a coat without feeling confined. Love that it fits a little longer! I am 5'5" and around 145 lbs with broad shoulders. I bought a Large and it fits perfectly!
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Highly unimpressed Wow. Am I disappointed. So thin. Runs small. I'm 5'5" and 110 and the small is a little too small. It's not even stylish. For a winter vest I expect a little puff to it. But yikes I wouldn't even consider this a winter vest. More like a fashion vest. Big disappointment.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NWT Columbia® Women's Mighty Lite Vest III, Omni-Heat, White, Size XL Just ordered my 3rd and 4th color. These vests are life savers in the Pacific Northwest were if you don't want to break the bank in heating bills, you'll put on one of these vests. Great for layering because they are so lightweight and very warm at the same time. Highly recommend. Will order more when they come out with new colors.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest for winter in the Southwest Runs a little small, go up a size. Great for cool mornings on the golf course or out and about...
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Live in these vests. I love these vests...perfect for my climate in Northern Arizona.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mighty Vest I was in need of a new vest for my outdoor adventures for sometime now and after reading the reviews on the Mighty Lite I purchased. With the semi warm temps we have been having in the Midwest this vest has been the perfect addition to my outdoor wardrobe. The size is pretty true to fit although, if you plan on wearing bulking sweaters or sweatshirts underneath your vest I suggest going one size up. The warmth from the omni-tech has proved itself once again with creating warmth when it is needed! AMAZING!
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest! I had been looking for a vest for a very long time. A friend of mine has had this style of vest for 3+ years so I knew it would be worth the investment. I am fairly broad-shouldered and wanted a vest that wasn't very puffy as it would just bring more attention to my shoulders. This vest went above and beyond my expectations! It arrived on the delivery date I was told when I placed my order. When it did, I immediately tried it on and fell in love with it. Not only was it the perfect amount of puff for a vest (which is next to none) but it was very flattering! I felt amazing in it! My friends wanted to try it on as well and it was literally flattering on everyone. The omni-heat works amazingly as well! I'm a naturally warm person so sometimes I get really toasty in the vest, which is a plus especially for people who are chilly all of the time! I would recommend this vest over and over again as I am 100% pleased with this purchase! Thanks for making a great quality product, Columbia!
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This vest is not only very fashionable, but it is also very form fitting and flattering.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vest, runs small. Still learning the ins and out to wearing a vest but I love the warmth and color (red) of thos one.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The ML III is far inferior to the original I purchased this to replace my original black ML that I bought in 2011, which has finally started to show enough wear that its looking ratty. The MLIII is different in the following ways: 1. Logo on front instead of back center below collar. - not a huge deal but I prefer the more subtle approach. 2. The inside of the collar is the same nylon as the rest of the vest. The original ML was lined with a soft warm fabric that matched the vest. Cozy and far more appealing. 3. The Omniheat lining is not quilted in the MLIII like it was in the original. 4. The fabric in the MLIII feels very flimsy. The whole point of the ML is lightweight but warm, however the quality has taken a bit of a dive. Sadly, I'm sending this back. It was worth the price in 2011 without question. This one is barely worth half of that. I would assume the same changes have been made to the coat. Super disappointing. The search for a replacement continues.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Toasty Little Vest - Nice and thin too! I love everything about this vest except the fit. It fits fairly tight in the bust area but if you move up a size then it's too big below the bust. If you are wearing a sweater underneath you need the bigger size to zip it up. I settled on the smaller size and will put up with the snug bust on the few times I think I will want to zip it up. Otherwise a nice piece - very stylish and not too bulky and nice and warm.
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! The vest looks nice. Haven't worn it yet, but looking forward to it. I recommend ordering the vest in your true size. If you go up a size the armholes will be too large. I'm glad I didn't listen to other reviews about size.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a good product. Vest is nice, warm and light.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit is Small but Great Product The fit on this vest is a little small, I wear a size 10 and it fits a little snug for a Medium. Other than its sizing being a little small it's a really well made vest and it keeps me super warm, great for layering!
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for purpose the vest is very warm and great for various occasions!!
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great The only negative I have is that it runs a little small. I bought a medium and it is pretty tight. However, it is really long and I love that. I am 5'8 and it falls right at my hips. The quality is excellent and the zippered pockets add extra warmth with the lining inside. I haven't been able to test it outdoors yet, but I am anxious to when the weather rises above 2F.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vest! I went a size up upon reading reviews saying it ran small... it does not.. runs big! I think if I returned it and got my normal size not a size larger it would be perfect and more effective. It is a little baggy which allows air through it easier and makes the vest not as warm as it should be. It is super comfortable and goes with many different outfits, I love it and can't wait to use it hiking and in the spring! My classroom is cold so I use this to help keep me warm throughout the days in the winter inside!
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OOPs I read the reviews and went a size larger. It was way too big. Stick with your size that you would wear for outer-ware. Great color. Great style… a little long but perfect for the athletic black tights.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should have listened to reviews Many of the reviews had mentioned that the vest did not fit well around the arms.They also had stated that it ran small around the bust area, so I ordered a size up. It fit the bust area, but too big every where else. I should have paid attention to the reviews. The fit was not good at all. The arm holes are stiff (or something) so they kind of stand up at the top. Does not fall nicely. For the price I paid (even on sale) it was not worth keeping. Sent it back.
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only the arm pits Amazing Vest. Love it! Wish I would have ordered a Small. The reviews said it ran a little small. I'm not to sure if they knew that an active fit is tighter that a usual classic vest fit. Instead of having tons of room it comfortably hugs the body. The arm pit area was where the only "smallish" fit actually was. Which isn't even that tight. I normally wear a small but got the medium because I do have large shoulders 5'9'' 145-150lbs. It was unnecessary. Bottom line, buy your ACTAUL size.
Date published: 2014-12-13
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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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