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Women's Prima Element™ Jacket


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Style# 1685461
Uses Travel


The Prima Element is a water-resistant, cotton-blend insulated jacket with a super-comfortable Sherpa fleece lining, adjustable hood, and a contoured belt with button detailing.

  • Adjustable sleeve cuffs
  • Adjustable waist
  • Attached, adjustable hood
  • Interior security pocket
  • Sherpa lined interior
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Center Back Length: 30.5 in
  • Imported
  • Uses: Travel
  • Style# 1685461

  • Shell: 70% cotton / 30% nylon
  • Lining: 100% polyester sherpa fleece
  • Insulation: 80g Microtemp XF II 100% polyester


Women’s Prima Element™ Jacket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jacket I first bought one in India Ink and ended up loving the jacket so much, I bought it in Gravel as well. It looks great on and keeps me so warm. It is definitely the jacket I turn to for everyday use.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat! This jacket is perfect for what I needed! It is not bulky and big, but it keeps me warm and cozy at the same time. The pockets are great as they have both flap pockets and zipper pockets. The small is true to size and fits perfectly. Also, the length of the jacket is not too long or too short - just right. I’ve gotten multiple compliments on this jacket and its stylish designs on the pockets and back. The best winter jacket I’ve had! Thank you Columbia!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket I live in Wisconsin, and this jacket keeps me warm most of the time. I'm usually cold, and this jacket keeps me warm most of the time. For me, it's great for late fall and most winter days. I wore this jacket all last winter (in temperatures ranging from about 45 degrees to -20 degrees). I'd say it's ideal for temperatures between about 20 and 40 degrees with just one layer under it (but who wants to be outside when it's colder than that anyway). It also keeps me dry in rainy/snowy weather. I don't like the two-way zipper (it gets stuck and doesn't always work). I really like the inside pocket.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great go to jacket! Really love this jacket. The outer fabric is a little thinner than I expected, but it's perfect for running errands, and taking walks.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for northwest weather My 42" bust put me in the large category, while the rest of my measurements had me in the Medium category. I had no idea which jacket to get, so I ordered both. The medium actually fits perfectly! With the waist cinched in, there is enough room for some layering. If I am wearing my thickest hoodie underneath it feels a little snug when I sit, but I just uncinch it and it feels fine. I tried on the large and it was WAY bigger! It looked baggy and frumpy compared to the medium, the sleeves were annoyingly long, and the hood was hanging over my face. If you are between sizes like me, I suggest going to the smaller size. Otherwise, stick with your usual size and you should be fine. Don't size up for layering, you won't need to. I think the jacket is really cute as long as you get a proper fit. I like the silhouette when the waist is tightened, it's casual enough for daily wear but it is also feminine and can dress up easily. It looks really great with a short skirt and leggings/boots combo. I am very picky, so it was a struggle to find the perfect PNW winter coat but this is it! Winters here usually stay between 30 and 40 degrees in the daytime, and it rains most days. I wanted something that was waterproof and warm, but not too warm for our mild winters. I also wanted something long enough to cover my butt that looked good and wasn't too expensive. This coat met every requirement, except it did not come in black. I almost didn't buy it for that reason and I am SO glad I did! I got the green and it looks really nice in person. The material feels durable and the lining is very cozy. I have worn it in dry weather around 30 degrees with minimal layers and been comfortable. I have also worn it in 50+ degree weather without getting too overheated. It has kept me dry in rain. When I was out in pouring rain for an extended time I did start to feel a little damp but the inside of the coat felt dry and I didn't see any signs of water leaking through. You really can't expect to stay 100% dry in those conditions though, even with gortex and completely sealed seams I think you will notice some dampness. As a water resistant (not waterproof) coat, it does the job well. It does keep you warmer in dry conditions than wet though. You can't really tell from the pictures, but there are 4 pockets on the front. You have the 2 large pockets and then pockets behind them that you can put your hands in to keep them warm. I LOVE the large pockets on the front! When I run into a store to grab a quick snack on my way to class and then I have to hurry to my bus its really convenient to use those pockets instead of having to take off my backpack. They hold a lot too, I can fit a whole sandwich (with room) in one and a 1-liter bottle of water in the other. the zipper is tough metal, I can tell it won't break easily and it is nice to have the double zipper feature so it is not tight around my thighs when I am sitting on the bus. I am so happy that I bought this coat and I definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super warm, cozy and cute! I used the measuring tools provided on the site when determining what size to order. I'm about 5'6, 135 lbs and I ordered a small. The small fits, its just a little bit large, looks almost like it should be a medium. Either way though, its still a really warm and cute jacket. Im happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and comfy Its nice and warm. I always go for function over fashion but this jacket meets both.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, warm Nice, warm jacket. I ordered the "gravel" but it is definitely green! I like the green so am excited but was expecting a gray coat. It does run a bit large through the shoulders, sleeves and waist, but will be good for layering underneath.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOUchick Well made and fits great. They shipped lightning fast. Great job.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would definitely recommend this product! Would definitely recommend this product! It is such a beautiful coat. Very warm and cozy.... but not big and bulky! I love this coat!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best coat ever I would recommend this coat to all my friends.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Warm Jacket...fraying on seams after 4 months. I love this jacket, it kept me so warm all winter. Sadly only after wearing it since December 2016 it seams have begun to fray as well as inside the pockets the material is getting worn like I've had this jacket for years instead of 4 months.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canvas coat I looooove this coat. It has the best hood I've ever worn. However, the fur lining (so warm!) is matted and worn on the lining on the part that covers your butt, which took only two weeks. The lining also sticks to my pants and causes the coat to ride up. (Replacing this portion of the lining with something similar to the arm lining would address both problems)
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Casual look Purchased this jacket on sale. I thought the color was a brownish color when I ordered it, but it is a gray. I like gray so that was fine. I am finding that this jacket is the one I am grabbing first to leave the house. (I have many jackets) It keeps me warm which I love. Sometimes jackets keep the body warm, but not my arms as they use different fabric for the arms. This jacket, although different fabric in the arms keeps my arms warm too. I am very comfortable in the cold with this jacket. It is a casual look with a cute tab in back. The only thing I do not like about it is that it looks wrinkly all over. Even the hood looks wrinkled. But I like the look and the warmth, so I am over-looking the wrinkles.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adore This Coat!! I bought this coat for myself as a lighter winter coat and adore it!! It is lightweight but very warm. The sleeves are longer (which I love) and allows for better movement. It is adorable and I love it!! I would have bought another color but my size was sold out already...and the cost was awesome for such a great coat!!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favourite Jacket I'm Australian and had to rely on Australian winter clothing for ages. Ever since I bought this jacket, it's the only jacket I've worn. It's so warm and comfortable. I'm 5'11" and the M just covers my bum. It's also big enough to wear layers underneath. I love the fluffy inner lining, and the pockets keep my hands nice and warm. The pockets are also nice and big so I can fit my phone, iPod, wallet, and hands in them. GREAT!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I bought the one in purple and it fits me perfectly. The quality is surprisingly good in keeping me warm with a soft material in the inside.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good enough I like the jacket. Its light weight jacket for fall/spring, but I'm using it in winter over a thick fleece. Love the style and fits perfectly.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Jacket This jacket is awesome. It's thin but incredibly warm. You won't feel bulky in it. The outside material is water resistant but isn't slick and doesn't get cold. I love the double pockets in the front. You can wear this with a nice outfit or jeans and a tshirt. My only complaint is tiny - the jacket has a double zipper and it can be a little irritating to get them lined up correctly.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! This jacket keeps you warm and is not too thick.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! The jacket fit very well! It's true to size and very soft from the inside! With most jackets i usually buy I need a separate sweater underneath to keep me warm but not with this one!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Jacket I love this jacket, it is nice and warm and the fuzzy fleece lined inside makes it real nice and cozy. Runs a smidge small but overall is a really great jacket.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a girl wants..... Pick out a 3-1 and my daughter begged me to send it bs k. She wanted Prima. Sent it to her college dorm. She called me with appreciation for the coat. She expressed how it fit and look like a females coat. She's happy and so am I.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome coat I was really nervous with only one review and no input in the internet world about this particular coat. First off, the Indian Ink is actually not that dark, it's a slate grey blue, which is fine, it's still beautiful but don't expect a dark rich navy blue of any sort. Secondly, it's a lightweight jacket that keeps you INSANELY warm. I'm a busty curvy girl (5ft tall petite but 150 lbs, 34DD breasts,) it's really hard for me to get coats that don't make me look like a pigeon or massive at the top. Most sizes are not accurate either, I am a true M and this Medium fits me very comfortably with room for another layer (I was wearing a normal crew sweater.) It has a nice shape, feminine but natural. Thirdly, I personally don't like the quilted padded insulated winter coats, I prefer more rugged traditional materials. I LOVE this material, its not soft, it's sorta rough and smooth. It's similar to real military jacket materials, it's definitely wind and water proof. For something that feels this thin, you would never imagine how warm you feel in New England freezing damp 25-30 degree temps. My only issue with the coat is the sleeves are a tiny bit long but this is the Columbia way! All of their jackets and coats have long arms... which is frustrating. I don't understand why these outdoor clothing companies don't make a Petite section! I'm sure with a size Small the arms would've been more agreeable but then I would only be able to wear a t shirt under the jacket due to my chest... Bummer.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm and Stylish After having difficulty finding a coat that fit all my expectations, I finally tried this coat which looked great in the picture and the price was fantastic. I ended up with the indigo blue color. This coat is incredibly warm and soft with the lining. The sleeves run a little long, but not enough to be a bother and sometimes that is nice in a winter coat. The overall coat length is perfect for longer shirts. This coat was a great purchase!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE the jacket, except the zipper. The overall jacket is a wonder to wear. Fits just right, sleeve length is perfect. Cozy warm, great traveling length. Unfortunately, the two-way zipper has jammed and kept me captive a couple of times. I finally had to force it hard to get out, and ironically enough, I haven't had a problem since then.
Date published: 2016-11-19
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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

Shipping Information

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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