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Women’s Mix It Around™ Vest - Plus Size


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Style# 1556492
Uses Trail


A simple, attractive antidote to chilly temperatures, this versatile hybrid vest keeps your core warm and protected from the elements thanks to a blend of water-repellant microfiber at front and back torso and soft, breathable microfleece inserts at each side. A key layering piece in any season, the Mix It Around features chevron-shaped baffling lines that create a slimming effect and a roomy high collar that’s been meticulously designed for ultimate comfort.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Water repellent
  • Hand pockets
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1556492

  • Shell: 100% polyester microfiber
  • Side panels: 100% polyester micro fleece


Women’s Mix It Around™ Vest - Plus Size is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good vest for plus size I like this vest. It has internal pockets, available in plus size, and looks nice. The fleece collar is cozy. It's a little bulky in places but that might be because of how I am built (bigger tummy, smaller chest). I am in between a 2x and 3x and the 2x was just fine.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs a little small, varies by color I like the style and materials of this vest a lot, and the pocket placement is good. The fit is a little too tight in the red color but the black fit me better
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase I bought this jacket for the PNW fall and for layering in the winter. And it’s everything I hoped it would be! It runs slightly large, but as a layering piece, it’s exactly what I’m looking for. Quality material and construction, and I am complimented on it all the time. Thanks Columbia for making great plus sized warm weather clothing.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Arm Holes Cut Too High Into Arm Pit I am bummed! I bought two of these vests in different colors and now notice how high the arm holes are cut. The arm hole is way up high, into the armpit. A coworker is a seamstress and says it is completely wrong in proportion to the rest of the vest. It rubs and I can't wait to take it off at the end of the day as it is not properly sewn.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and comfortable This vest, comfortable and light. Great room and proper length. Love the blue.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! I was skeptical about buying this vest because as a plus size woman I always feel like a blimp in vests. NOT the case with this one. It's incredibly warm given how thin it is, has the right amount of stretch and is a perfect layer for the fall.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit! I've ordered quite a few jackets from all different brands and was having a hard time finding something that fit well. This vest has stretch panels on the size which help it form to your body. High quality and great color.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Vest! I love wearing this vest! It's versatile, great for many weather conditions, light weight, comfortable, and a hearty, durable outer shell that works well for activities or just day-to-day wear.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Light Weight I love this vest! It goes with one of the striped tops in Plus size, too. It is light weight but warm. I also like the longer length. Thanks to Columbia for making great Plus size clothing.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest! How much do I love it? I now have three of them in different colours. What I really like about them is they are very lightweight yet very warm, great for keeping that chill off the back. Sometimes I don't want to wear a heavy coat when it's cold out, especially when I'm driving or out shopping so this is ideal. It's also great as part of a layered outfit. The colours are beautiful, so vibrant. The fabric washes very well. I highly recommend this vest to women looking for a functional and great looking piece of outerwear.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As expected I really wanted a lighter weight black vest, so I bought this one. It fits over my belly, but seems cut a little tight across the back. I think it will work though. Time will tell if it works for me.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi-season Vest Great vest that can be worn many months of the year. Not bulky and fleece on the sides makes for a comfortable fit. Roomy pockets do not zip shut.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful vest but too big I wear 1X-2X so I ordered a 2X but it was way too big. It was a great looking vest and I liked the stretchy side panels but unfortunately I have to return it. I just ordered a size smaller and hope it works!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Gorgeous Blue! This vest is a great for everyday. I purchased the Deep Marine color in a 2X and its a lovely hue. The vest is not too tight or too loose in the torso. I'm 5'3" and I like that it falls below the hip. It keeps me warm but without the bulk of traditional vests. Perfect.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice light weight vest Nice vest for milder weather or to layer under a jacket. It is slightly shaped, with fleece side panels. The chevron stitching front and back is stylish. A very attractive lightweight vest.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great vest! My first thought when I received this vest was, "Wow, this is a little thin!" But when I wore it I realized that Columbia has really perfected the science of "not bulky warmth". It is lightweight, looks nice and holds its shape. I don't know how they can make something so thin be so warm but I love it!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great vest! Love this vest i have 2
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for chilly mornings I took this vest camping. It was very easy to pack and did not wrinkle. I wore it in the morning over my sweater and under my jacket. When the day warmed up I wore it over my long sleeve tee and it kept me nice and warm. The long neck also kept me very warm at night. I normally wear a 2X in clothing, I could've gotten away with a 1X but it would be a slim fit.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this vest. I love this vest. The style is right, fits well. I will wear the vest often with long sleeves as soon as the weather is cool. I love the color, very much in fashion this year.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Women mix it around vest Disappointed in this vest. The product description did not match the received product. Ruby Red sound like RED. picture appears red. But the vest was more pink. Not a very good color. Too much trouble to send it back and lose money. I think products that don't work should be returned without charges.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest This is my 2nd vest. I'd order more if there were more color options.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering & Slimming It is a warm insulated vest that is not bulky and flatters your shape. I am a large woman with a larger bust and it compliments my shape. The gray panels on the side, create a slimming illusion that flatters and slims your waist. Love this vest. I wish I had it in more colors.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Nice Added Layer This has become a new favorite piece in my closet. It is light, yet keeps me just the right temperature throughout the day.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vest I would have bought this vest in every color if they would have had it. I ordered a 2x and it fits very nice not too tight I do think I could have gotten away with a 1x. The red is a awesome color.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect vest Vest is lightweight and very stylish - ordered one my mom too and she is in LOVE with with
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens mix it Around vest Just received my vest,ordered it in black true to size.looks and feels great. Will order another one in different color. Love it.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from *LOVE* Beautiful color very comfortable! Love it!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mix-it Around Vest Love the color! It's so light, I thought it wouldn't be warm. But, it is wonderfully warm & comfortable. Very functional!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT VEST I wear this all the time. It is warm and very comfortable
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More for looks than function This is a great vest. The fit is perfect, it's nice and long, not too puffy and the colors are easy to match with my wardrobe. BUT it is more for looks than function. There is no omni heat liner and only a thin layer of polyester fill. SO i wear this vest for morning walks over a fleece when it's 50 degrees or above. I also wear it over a long sleeve top (again when it's warmer out) when i run my errands. If you want a warmer vest i would suggest the mighty lite with omni heat.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight and Trendy Vest!!! I purhcased one black and one purple. They are true to size. I am 5'6" and is a big size momma. Always looking for layers to cover my big mommy tommy. These vest fits me well and I can zip them up! What a great vest! I would highly recommed this vest for big ladies looking for fall/winter layer up.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vest - Plus Size For Plus Size Women: I am pear shaped rather than apple shaped, but I think it is possible that this review also applies to apple shaped women. My typical fit problem is that to get something to fit my hips, it is huge on the waist and top. Because this vest has fleece side panels, it eases the sizing issues. That is, on the hips it is slightly and comfortably snug but not tight, and on the top it is okay. I am so pleased Columbia did this. Another major retailer used to do this on the plus size vest, but has stopped doing it. I am hoping that Columbia keeps this casual vest, and adds a similar vest [with side panels!] that is more technical (zippered pockets, zippered electronic pocket, more technical fabric...) I think it is interesting that manufacturers don't take advantage of this fit tool more frequently.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest I'm anxious for cold weather to get here so I can wear this. I love that it has the fleece panels on the sides which I think gives it a lot more freedom of movement.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks Great while it keeps me warm I love this vest while I'm in and out of the car this time of the year and I don't care for the bulky coats this vest is perfect. I love the deep pockets inside in fact my nieces were calling me "Mary Poppins" as I kept pulling things out of the pockets. Layers very well looks Awesome matches well with my Columbia boots who said you can't stay warm and look cute all at the same time!!!!
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!!! I ordered this vest with some money I got for my birthday from my in-laws. I got the color red hibiscus, because living in Georgia, being a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, this is a perfect accessory to my game day faves! It is very comfortable and warm. It fits a little loose, but that's the way I intended for it to be! It has the look of a puffy vest without looking like a marshmallow. The fleece on the sides rubs off a little lint onto the sides of your arms, depending on what shirt you have underneath, but after washing it a few times, all problems cease. I've had this vest for 2 weeks, and I've worn it 4 times!
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect vest for layering! This is a beautiful vest. It's lightweight, but it looks great on. It fits under coats and has a high collar (I love that kind of thing). I got the red and it's beautiful.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HUGE!! I ordered according to the size chart, and I shold have gone down at least one size. I returned the vest and will be ordering a smaller one. The material felt like good quality, though, and I think a smaller size will be perfect.
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fashionable and Functional I bought this to wear over my Columbia fleece jackets. It looks great and I am finally a "hip"larger mom. Its thinner than I thought but perfect for fall or early spring. I bought a 2x as I wanted to wear over fleece jackets.
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice vest I haven't washed this yet but my overall first impression is very good but lets get to the sizing (so that you don't have to guess as much as I did. I ordered a size 1x. My chest is 46" and hips are 47". My vest (measured under the arm) is 48". The hip at the hem is 50". I think this is the correct size for me. It has enough room to be comfortable but does not look sloppy. This is a well made, really flattering vest. It has 2 roomy, open-top, unlined satin pockets on the inside but they do not add bulk to the vest. The quilted satin lets both your shirt and your coat move easily.
Date published: 2014-09-20
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

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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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