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Take on winter in this coat’s insulated, durable water-resistant shell and heat-trapping Omni-Heat™ Reflective lining.

Women’s Powder Lite™ Mid Jacket


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Style# 1748311
Uses Travel


Crafted of a durable water-resistant shell, this lightweight jacket with a 2-way center front zipper packs a warm punch in cold weather.

The thermal reflective lining captures your body heat and seals it in. Get extra coverage from the cold with a mid-thigh hem and a protective hood.

Zip-up hand pockets and an interior security pocket are perfect for stashing valuables (or cold fingers).

  • Omni-Heat™ reflective lining
  • Water resistant fabric
  • 2-way centerfront zipper
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Center Back Length: 33 in
  • Imported
  • Uses: Travel
  • Style# 1748311

  • Shell: Storm-Lite DP II 100% polyester
  • Lining: Omni-Heat™ Reflective lining 100% polyester
  • Insulation: 100% Polyester
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Women’s Powder Lite™ Mid Jacket is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 74.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love this coat! It is very thin, not bulky but warm for how thin it is. Like all the details and quality. Runs a bit too small in my opinion. I am 5'3 and 140 I got size L . It fits, but would love a little more space in the hips area
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs a little small I had to return this jacket I found it a little small. I usually do wear a small in Columbia jackets, but I really needed to size up in this style. Other than that it looks like another great product by Columbia. I am 5' 7" 125 pounds. Hope this is helpful.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Warm coat but not water resistant Coat is very warm and comfortable. Fits true to size. I bought this coat specifically for the hood and the warmth. I felt very comfortable when the windchill dipped below 0 as well. However, this coat is not water resistant at all. I was shoveling in light sleet -not too heavy didn’t even need to wear a hood. When I went inside, I realized that the inside of my coat was soaked. Not from sweat, I might add. It did dry quickly and I was well aware that this isn’t a waterproof coat but when something says water resistant I was assuming it meant light rain/sleet it would be fine but heavy rain wouldn’t be. Well, light rain still permeated the jacket. Not expected. I recommend if you want a warm jacket with no chance of precipitation, then get this otherwise look for a better jacket. In order to stay warm, you must remain dry. Hence the 3 stars.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from jacket I love my jacket so comfortable and high quality of materials!!!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight but warm coat Loved this coat as it is light but warm. Ordered my usual size and it fit just great. Great quality and price!!! Need it in Vermont!!!!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Coat for daughter I bought this coat for my daughter who needed a longer winter coat as a college student in Michigan. She is very happy with it and it keeps her perfectly warm as she walks across campus.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Lite" but warm Love the Phoenix Blue color and glad I got a S even though I usually take an XS because it fit just right without being too tight, especially if I'm wearing a heavy sweater or vest underneath--love the Omni-Heat feature and the price I got it for!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with this coat First, I adore the fit as well as the bright blue color. I have a "classic hourglass" shape (my waist is smaller than my bust and hips) and this coat fits perfectly. Normally coats that fit through the hips are far too large through the waist, but this coat allows me to still feel "cute" even while wearing down. Second, it blocks the wind a great deal more than I expected. I wore this paired with the Icelandite coat for a pre-dawn January excursion to Bear Lake in RMNP. Despite howling winds and pre-windchill temps in the low 20s I was toasty warm. Later in the day, I shed the heavier coat and this Powder Lite jacket kept me toasty even though the wind was still quite active. The only criticism I have is that the pockets are on the small side. Perfect for a smartphone and a set of keys, but when I tried to add my gloves they ran out of space. I was pleasantly surprised by its performance and am greatly looking forward to wearing this jacket on my upcoming cold-weather adventures in Iceland.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice coat but not so warm Excellent quality but my wife thought to use it within a down sweater or hoddie and we found the coat a little small.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs Small. Great for cold weather I bought this jacket as a winter jacket in Indiana. It runs small, I normally wear a large which normally gives me extra room. The large in this style fits a bit tight, I would size up. I can fit a sweatshirt underneath. I am 5’7 and 164 lbs. It is a warm jacket, I wear it in negative degree weather and I’m perfectly warm.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointing I ordered a large because other reviewers said this jacket runs small. They weren't kidding. It is very small through the body, but the shoulders and sleeves are large. It is very tight if I wear a heavy sweater under it. I would return it, but it was on sale & is now sold out of XL. I have a shorter jacket with the omni heat lining & love it, so I wanted a longer one, too. It would be nice if it had cuffs under the sleeve hem for added warmth. I would also prefer a removable hood. Overall, I am a little disappointed, but happy enough to keep it. If I had paid full price, it would be returned.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jacket This coat is amazing!! It is super warm, covers your whole back side my only complaint is the zippers on mine are soooo small. Love this coat
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent jacket I did go 1 size up and it fit perfect, based on other reviews. It's very warm, but light weight, and has zippers on all the pockets. the length is nice, highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking Jacket Nice looking Jacket, nice fit, my daughter love it
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite New Coat Excellent quality, stylish, not bulky at all but very warm, which I love! It’s Perfect for the Maine winter weather. I would definitely purchase this coat again.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great warm coat Like other reviews, this coat is slightly snug at the hips and a little room in the shoulders, but that works great for layering. I am 5'3" around 116 lbs and ordered a Small. Overall love the slim fit and it's still warm and cozy.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best coat I’ve had! I love this coat. I was looking for a lightweight but very warm coat with past-the-waist coverage and this one is perfect. I hate feeling like you can’t move in a coat but I have no issues with this one. As with any winter coat, it’s a lot more comfortable and warm if you have some kind of long sleeve underneath because the lining isn’t fuzzy or anything. My only wish is that there was a way to cinch the hood a little.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gift for my daughter bought for my daughter who is a size 2-4, fit beautifully and she was delighted. I got small so she could wear sweaters under it. The color blue is very pretty and flattering.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wish hood and pockets were lined I have the shorter version of the Omni heat jacket and fits perfect (blue color is not the same as I thought it would be, but its fine) - the longer version is comfortable, but slightly longer for my build- my only complaint is that I wish the pockets and the hood had the Omni heat liner- this is where I loose most of my heat! (I still have to wear a hat with the hood on windy days)
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket. This is a very light weight and warm jacket. Wished it would've run a little longer well below the knees.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Jacket! I love the peacock blue color. The length is perfect to my mid thighs. The chest and arm length fit exact but it’s snug around my hips. I can’t wear it unless I lose a little weight to be able to zip it and it not fit tight. I can’t say how warm it is yet but the silver lining is cool and it’s lightweight. I purchased a size Small. I’m 5’1 and 123 lbs. If you have curvy hips I would recommend going up a size.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from many compliments I love the color, the length, and the warmth! I like that it is warm without being bulky.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs very small! Very disappointed that this coat runs so small - I always wear small at Columbia, so I thought I was safe to order this online. Not so! The blue color was beautiful and it appeared to have good construction, but I had to return it (not able to exchange for a larger size...).
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from returned the only problem with this is that it runs small for a medium size. i returned this due to size issue.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm attractive coat Purchased this on sale and am very pleased that I did. I loved the silver/gray look and it is a very toasty, warm coat. Of course, I live in California, but it does get down to 30 degrees in the mornings and at night temp drops down to 50-40. I have already received compliments when I have worn it. I usually am a size Medium but I purchased a Large so I could have some room in case I was wearing something bulky. Glad I did that. The sleeves are slightly long for me because I am petite, but I just tuck a smidge of the sleeve in and I am fine.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat This coat is warm, comfortable and cute. I haven’t tried it out in below 32 temps yet, but I think it will hold up nicely. I’ve gotten lots of compliments on how nice it looks.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this coat I ordered this one for a gift in the blue and the color is gorgeous. I already have one and love the way it keeps you cozy and warm but without a lot of bulk.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOMENS POWDER LIGHT 3/4 JACKET I LOVE THIS JACKET!! It is lightweight and the "omni shield" lining keeps me cozy. I have gotten compliments when I wear it. The price was 50% less than the retail sticker.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Way too small I typically wear a small, but this was a good fit only without wearing any additional layers underneath. The pockets are also very small. Otherwise nice design. I exchanged it for a different style (also size small), which fits better.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This product has a great quality and the color is awesome the only thing that I wasn’t expecting was the size of the waste, it is a little bit small.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mid Jacket The quality of the jacket is great. I love wearing it except it’s a little bit tight on my waist/hips. I got the small size, the length was perfect since I’m a petite in height but with a big hips. Now I was wondering maybe if I got the medium it maybe better. Overall, I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome buy! Great coat and beautiful blue color. The coat is not bulky and has a feminine shape. Perfect length for sitting on bleachers in the cold. Nice lined soft pockets.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase! Love it! Very warm, stylish and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat! Love this coat, it’s feminine, functional and lightweight- but warm!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with my purchase The jacket is great. I love Columbia's Omni Heat products and the jacket incorporates the technology and a nice design.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small at the waist Unless you’ve got a flat stomach it’s going to feel tight around the middle.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this coat! I love this coat! I am 5 foot 7 in and about 125 lbs, I ordered a small and it fits perfect I can wear a sweater and a scarf under it without being to tight or just shirt without it being to baggy. It has a great shape to it and hits me mid to upper thigh. Plus it is warm without making you feel like a marshmallow!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good coat for warmer winter days I wanted a coat good for dog-walking and errand running in MN winters. So far, so good. I wouldn't want to wear it if the weather was below 20 degrees or super windy, but it has been great for warmer winter days and moderate wind. Little bit tight on my rear at 5'5'' and 130 lbs. Hood is comfortable, zipper top is not covered though and rubs a bit on my chin.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm This jacket is just what I was lookin for!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love OmniHeat I bought this jacket to help me stay warm while doing bus duty at a school and it does the job. The pockets are warm and comfy too. I feel as though it runs a bit small but I am broad shouldered and athletic build, even while wearing thin shirts. I have received many compliments on the fit.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Form fitting Normally I am a medium in almost all that I wear. But this coat is extremely form fitting around the waist and hip area. I ordered this online and had to return it. And had to pay to return it. Not happy with the results of this purchase.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely on the small side This definitely runs small. I am a pretty standard medium size and I could barely zip it...with just a T-shirt on. I love the color and it seemed like a great length for someone my height (5’1”) so am hoping to get a larger size if one becomes available.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best jacket for everything LOVE this coat- super light weight and versatile- I wear it when I’m running errands and walking the dog because it’s below freezing outside- but I also wear it when I’m hiking and snow—shoeing. It’s my go-to coat for all thing outside in the freezing snow!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women’s Powder Lite Jacket Purchased for my wife and she loves it. Very warm and fits great.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tight in the core and hips while loose in the shoulders This was not meant for my body style. Ordering a size larger would have meant much longer arms and even more loose shoulders. I had to return the jacket and bought a Columbia Morning Light II hooded jacket to replace it. This jacket fit perfectly and was about the same price at my local Columbia Outlet store.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Light! I was hesitant about how warm this coat would be due to how lightweight it is. I've worn it in 14 degree temps as I waited at the bus stop and was nice and toasty. I really like the length, too. On me, it hits mid thigh. The sleeves are long enough for my 'monkey arms' with a loose elastic wristband that doesn't irritate. I like that the hood isn't big and bulky and can keep out the irritating winter wind. Definitely a keeper!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice coat for average height women This coat is warm and lightweight, and the diagonal design is very flattering. However, Columbia doesn't make their items in petite, so the tailored waist on this hit me (at 5'1) at my hips. Not cute. I had to return it. I had another Columbia coat very similar to this one for years, but with a looser fit, so it was more forgiving of the short-waisted. I really hope they start making petites!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loveee I got the blue colored one and it is even Moreno beautiful in person than online. Very light weight and keeps you very warm. I wish they had this in plus sizing. I normally wear a XL in Columbia’s jackets but the XL on this was a little too tight. So unfortunately had to return it. Other than that amazing would highly recommend!!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOMEN'S POWDER LITE JACKET I love my jacket. its warm and light, which is what I wanted. It's not bulky at all. the only complaint I have is the color. the color looked different to me in the picture. I was going to return and order a different color but the phoenix blue is the only color left. so I decided to keep it. the jacket looks more green then blue.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coat Fits perfect, very warm
Date published: 2017-12-18
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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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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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