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Women’s Mix It Around™ Vest


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Style# 1556491
Uses Winter


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
  • Center back length: 24"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1556491

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


Women’s Mix It Around™ Vest is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 100.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice vest! I bought this last year in my favorite color purple, and I still love wearing it every chance I get. It is warm but not bulky or heavy. I would definitely buy it again :)
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vest Product is as described. I was a little surprised at the "shiny-ness" of the front and back, and I thought it might be a little more "puffy," but it is warm and a good layering piece.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice vest Nice vest, fits well.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good running vest Nice breathable vest for running. Runs a little bigger but love that feature on days when wearing layers.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable I love this vest! It Fits perfectly. I like my vests and jackets a little bigger and I'm so happy with this. I'm excited for cooler weather coming b/c I will wear this all the time. Thank you Columbia for a great product!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits great! Just what I was looking for. Fits just to size, it's light but with the perfect coverage.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have so good,and comfy.My mom is happy
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish Quality and stylish. Love the collar and very warm.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect vest I simply wear it all the time. you know how that can be when you find the perfect item? not too bulky, too hot or too thin. I live in scarves and regulate my core temp at my neck, so the turtle neck when zipped up suits me to a tee. pockets too. love!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest! Ordered this for cooler days on the East Coast (Maryland). Very comfortable and stylish. I usually wear a small, but ordered this in a medium so I could layer. Not necessary - should have gotten a small. I'm 5'6" and 130lbs. Fits true to size.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for super picky teenage girl! My daughter had been looking for a black vest & this one was the perfect one. She wears it all the time.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice vest Comfortable, cute vest. The only complaint I have is that it is pretty thin. Great for when you're layering, or just need something a little extra, but definitely isn't going to provide a significant source of warmth.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable! I love this vest. It is light weight yet keeps me warm & comfortable on those cooler days that you don't need a heavy coat. I wear it almost everyday. Fit & quality are excellent. I cant say or find anything I do not like about it. I did order up a size for layering & movement since I am always bending, lifting & moving. I may go and order another one!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I would typically wear a L in a cotton shirt that stretches however I'm large chested (DD) so I didn't think a large would fit me. I was right. It's a little big in the waist area but fits my chest perfect. The vest is defiantly not warm but it sure is cute. This would be perfect for spring time. I live in California so typically I could wear this year round we just happen to be having an extremely cold and wet winter right now. It's so fashionable for sure.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Mixit Around Vest Love the Bluebell color! Fits nicely and is true to size. Washes great! Love all the pockets and goes well with other outfits.very versatile! Especially nice for our temperatures ranges this year.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I hoped for Runs somewhat small. It is very thin. Would not keep you warm.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for so many occasions I now own three of these vests, (black, blue, and marine blue - a kind of teal) all purchased on sale. They are so versatile, light enough to be worn under a heavier jacket for a little more core warmth, but fashionable enough to be a top layer over a turtleneck or long sleeved shirt for cool afternoons. I love the cozy wide collar that keeps the wind off my neck. I may try to collect the rest of the color choices at some point. If you plan to wear over a bulky top, I would suggest ordering a size up for proper fit.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would Buy It Again At Sale Price Although I can't wrap my head around this ever being a 60 dollar item, it is high quality. I've been wearing it a lot - LOVE IT !! It does provide a nice layer of warmth, and it looks stylish. I was concerned with the sizing, as always, but got the large - my regular size. I've never once yet been disappointed with ill-fitting clothing from Columbia.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute I love this vest, it's super cute & not bulky at all.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this weight & color! I picked this up for lightweight cover on cooler evenings! This is perfect!! Love the feel & color will go with practically anything!
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awful collar The collar was too wide and reminded me of Elvis. The bluebell color is my favorite, but I couldn't get past the collar and the V stitching looked a little busy on me. I'm 5'6" 125 pounds.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't stop wearing it This is the most practical layer I've bought in a long time. It's got a nice cut, is long enough, has deep pockets, and really warms me up if I zip the neck. I use it instead of a purse when traveling--holds my phone, wallet, spectacles, handkerchief, each in its own pocket. It's not ultralight or superwarm so I consider it a city vest, and switch for a down vest when going in the cold. I only wish that it came in more colors. I hope colombia brings this item back next fall, I'll wear it with skirts, pants, over yoga duds, you name it. My only request would be to add a small zippered pocket for thinks like jewelry or credit cards that can get lost out of open pockets.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I love the vest. Wouldn't recommend it if you are using it to keep warm.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vest ever I wish this vest came in every color....I have the blue and black and wear them every day....Just to take the chill off....I LOVE IT
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from warmth I love the way it looks with the smaller waist and all. The only thing is it would be perfect if it has a thin fleece lining instead of just lining, it will go that extra mile.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, lightweight vest This vest fits true to size and is very nice. It is perfect for adding a light layer to a light, long sleeved top. The blue color is very pretty.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Fits perfect received so many compliments on the vest and the color is beautiful
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I wore this out in the desert for King of the hammers while running recovery and it kept my chest area nice and warm against the wind and cold at 6am in the morning. It fits surprisingly well even though I'm 6'1. It's easy to clean and lays flat when I wear a shirt underneath. Definitely recommend for the price.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and Comfy I love it so much!! I'm always wearing them.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mix it around vest Love this vest! I already had the white one and decided to purchase both the black and bluebell vest too!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vest Ever Love this vest. I have it in every color. It is a great layering piece. Just enough to fight the chill and very fashionably chic.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent I have not used this vest for weather purposes, and I was seeking a vest more for look/style. I like the look and feel of the vest! It's not too puffy and it's comfortable. I didn't notice in the pictures, but the side of the vest is fleece. Not what I was expecting, but I like it nonetheless. The collar is a tad large, as it can be zipped up to shield your face. I do wish the Columbia label was placed somewhere visable, and not behind the neck. My biggest complaint is that it flares out at the hips, so it doesn't lay flat. Overall, I'm satisfied with my purchase for the price that I paid.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect out-the-door vest I purchased this in Bluebell/Medium based on previous reviews. I am 140#, 36C, and typically wear 8/30 pants. I wear a small in the fast beauty vest (sherpa) which has some stretch while this vest does not so I recommend ordering a size up. I love the soft slate color. I throw this on while running errands and wear around the house if it gets too cold.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight vest This vest is thin . Not for very cold days . The thickness would be similar to that of a liner. It fits nicely under a coat, not too bulky . It fits just below the waist. A little longer would be nice , as I have a longer torso. I like it because I can wear it under a jacket but be able to have a little warmth once I get inside. And it's perfect for those cool days , when a jacket is too much.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest I am loving this vest. It is actually long enough for me. I ordered size S, and I am 5'9" and 125 pounds. It's not quite as fitted as I had hoped, running a bit loose/big around the midsection.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rather Disappointing I ordered this vest from on-line and I ended up returning it. I did not notice when ordering that the vest had fleece side panels. The fleece was rather thin and made the vest feel cheap and not as warm as expected. The bluebell was a very pretty color but it could not make up for vest's overall lack of warm/substance. Size-wise, I went up a size as it would have been worn over sweaters and it did fit well. But again, just not what I expected...
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight vest I ordered this to replace a fleece vest which was too warm most of the time and also collected cat hair. This vest has great style, deep pockets (also has "pockets" on the inside which can be used for a phone, passport, etc.) and the fabric exterior doesn't attract cat hair. More of a fashion accessory than outdoor gear, but then that was just what I was looking for. It fits loose in the bust (I am small), snug in the waist and flares at the hips (a bit too much for me because I don't have big hips but was not a deal breaker since it makes me look more curvy than I am!)
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very light weight but stylish and form fitting I ordered the size medium and it fits perfectly! I'm 175lbs, 5'9", small chest. Be warned, the sides are made of Fleece so not everything is made out of the puffy material. It is a very thin material that I wouldn't wear for warmth at all. It's definitely only for looks. And this might not be a problem for everyone but I love zipping my jackets up all the way and the neckline for this vest was waaay too high. It did not look right at all so you would have to have the collar down all the time. Overall for $30 I don't think it was a bad purchase but I will be returning it because I need something warmer and thicker, plus a collar that can stand upright.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great really happy with the fit I'm 5 2" with a larger chest Usually I would have to go up a size to accommodate
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So versatile! I got this vest because I already had one in another color and I wanted one I could wear with more things. Our winters aren't too harsh, so the vests are something I can wear almost every day and be comfortable. I plan to buy at least one more just for a little more variety, but I love them!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice design This vest is very light weight, but my wife tells me that it is very comfortable. She does not like to wear bulky coats/clothing, so this works well for her. She can put a long-sleeved shirt under it and stay warm in the winter months.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light layer I like this vest a lot-very stylish with the collar. It is a light layer though, so I wear it more for looks than extra warmth. Nice big pockets and very comfy.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Vest! I love this vest! Its lightweight but still really warm over a long sleeve top. I've worn it so much! I got it in plum, and would definitely get other colours. The pockets are deep which is great for my phone, iPod, and hands when I exercise. I'm 5'11" and the M fits great lengthways, and big enough to wear layers underneath
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Lightweight This vest is much more lightweight than expected, it seems to be more fashionable than functional for warmth. I returned it, the quality is great, just not what I was looking for.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect vest I like that the vest is warm but not bulky like a puffer vest. I am 5'2 and 135lbs. I bought the black in a medium and It fits perfectly. It has multiple pockets and they are deep. I love it and highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fits well I bought this as part of a present, I was OK with the front and back...not so happy about the sides of the vest, they were like a fleece like material...not sure how it will hold after a couple of cycles in the washing machine...
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent vest This vest is very thin, comfortable and warm .
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift! I have grown daughters and sometimes find it difficult to get creative, fun gifts that they will enjoy. This vest is perfect! Great look, just the right amount of warmth, nice colors for any mood, add a cool scarf for extra fun!! The side fabric ensures a good fit. The girls love the vests!!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice weight for running. I got this vest for running in cool weather when I just needed a little extra warmth. It is exactly what I wanted. It fits well (I'm 5'3" and 130#), and I got a medium. The pockets are deep enough for my IPhone without concern that it will bounce out, because there are no zippers on the pockets.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest The large "collar" is fleece lined and super warm. I like that the vest is warm but not bulky like a puffer vest. I am 5'4" and 116 lbs. The XS fits perfectly. Bought the blue and love the color. Will likely buy in additional colors. A+!
Date published: 2016-11-02
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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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