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Women’s Shining Light™ II Vest


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Style# 1623331
Uses Trail


This super-soft vest features a microfleece lining and a water-repellent microfiber shell. The dropped tail provides extra coverage in back and the open-top pockets are a quick dive for any hand.

  • Water repellent
  • Hand pockets
  • Active Fit
  • Center Back Length: 28.5"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1623331

  • Shell: 100% polyester microfiber
  • Lining: 100% polyester microfleece


Women’s Shining Light™ II Vest is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and does the job! Purchased this for a trip out to the PNW but have been breaking it in out in the Minnesota winter as I’m a avid vest wearer. It takes on the 30s nicely won’t go much colder as this is a light weight vest, but love the high neck for blocking the wind. I’m 5’6” 140lbs and I would say the small fits me perfectly with room for a sweater under.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the vest, just too small It would’ve been perfect for my hiking trip to Sedona, weight was perfect, but too small, I’m usually an 8-10, couldn’t zip....
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good stuff to have!!! It's really good and feel warm inside comfy and looks really good.. I'm gonna purchase again that's for sure.. love the product..
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! Lightweight, nice fitting vest. It is super comfortable and easy to wash too. I normally wear Medium, but went with a large for more space and that way I can add a light jacket under it.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light I love this vest. Its really light but still keeps me warm
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest For Layering I purchased this vest for my mom as a Christmas present. She likes wearing vests for taking walks and the benefit of better mobility. The vest is not bulky at all and she really likes the oversized collar to keep the wind at bay.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A vest that upgrades your look. I love vests and this is a good one. It is more for running errands or to dress up my very casual look - it has a higher collar that adds a bit of pizzaz/drama (granted, I am not a very fancy dresser). It looks good! Although it adds some warmth, it is not a puffy, so I would not expect it to add a lot of extra warmth.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shining Light II vest I love this vest! It's not puffy like some of the others out there so I feel like it's a slimmer look. it's very comfortable. I like the length of it, since I'm short (5'2") it covers my hips well enough. And I love the higher collar to keep my neck warm. It's not too high and not floppy in my opinion like others may have mentioned in their reviews. I usually wear scarves in the winter so this is just like that. I ordered medium but its tight across the chest so I exchanged for large and it fits with light top under it.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile lightweight vest Great vest for cool mornings in the Pacific Northwest. Love the lightweight yet toasty warm feeling of this vest.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute vest Needed a new outerwear vest, and this one fit the bill! Stylish, warm, and comfy! I usually wear a size 2-4 and often a size small. However, I was surprised that the small in this vest seemed quite roomy, maybe even by more than an extra size (and more extra room than needed to wear layers underneath). I decided to try an XS to compare, and it had a better fit and was more flattering for me, yet still had plenty of room underneath to wear a sweater or other layers, and still had room for my bust (34B) and arms (both are sometimes the limiting factor in sizing down). In reviews, some folks seemed better off sizing up; for me, sizing down was the way to go.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this vest I am 5'3" 110 lb. Got an XS and it's perfect. This vest is sleek and can be dressed up or down. Super warm, beautiful design and excellent quality. I have black and gray.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost perfect My daughter owned a similar Columbia vest and I borrowed it and just loved it! So, when I saw these online, I just had to get one. However, for some reason the collar and pockets are not the same. When unzipped, the collar flaps over and just doesn't look appealing in that position. I wish there was a photo of the vest partially unzipped so I could have seen this view of the vest. And the pockets just aren't deep/wide enough. When I used my daughters Columbia vest, the pockets were large and deep enough for me to carry my iphone in it. So, unfortunately I had to return it, it just wasn't going to be functional for me. I hope in the future I will be able to find one just like my daughters.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest Daughter order this and I loved it so much I brought myself one! Love the high neck
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, casual, fashionable, feminine styled veat I say the the size will be smaller/snug if you wear a heavy sweater under it or if you have a larger size chest area. If so then order up a size. I am 5'9" 134 lbs, 34C and I live in Florida where we get very cold weather for several weeks. I wanted a vest like this one. I got the color Bluebell in a medium and I am happy with it. I have noticed vests usually all do have larger sized arm holes and I am yet to find one that doesn't. This vest does fit just right for me with a thin fleece jacket, a turtle neck, or a sleeved shirt. This vest has a thin soft fleece lining for warmth and is comfy. The pockets are handy and the outside material is water repellant. This vest is for mild winters! The color looks just like it is shown online; not real shiny, and the color seems to go well with others which, made me like it even more. I am looking forward to wearing it.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from warm and comfortable love this vest i wish it was longer , the high zip / neckline is perfect for blocking wind out on the cold days but when you don't need it zipped all the way it lays nicely around the neck
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Vest! Great light weight, fleece lined vest. The neck is wide and a little oversized, but super comfy. Great vest for those chilly days to keep your core warm with light weight clothes underneath, or a nice layer under heavier jackets/coats. Con- pockets don't have zipper closure
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High collar, but floppy I love a high collar! This vest provides that, but it does flop down when zipped all the way up and out if unzipped. Soft feel, almost brushed poly.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall wear Perfect vest for fall weather, lightweight but warm, high collar keeps neck and face warm in the high winds.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THis product ha everything I want it, comfortable, warm and packable as well. I have 3 colors of these vests already...LOve, lOVE , LOVE these vests. I will purchase more colors in the future.
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great It fits great and is so warm. Keep my neck protected from cold, and is so thin and light weight. Love it!
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great work-ready vest I've worn this vest at work and hiking. It's nice and warm, but not too warm - pockets are a little small and it fits a little snug around my hips, but the next size up would be too big. Fits perfect with a base layer underneath. Nice color, and the high collar is wonderful!
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is great I really like this product and would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so great not as attractive as pictured, not a shiny fabric, the brown zipper looks rusted and it ran too small. I was very disappointed. Had to spend money to return it.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great thin, warm, stylish vest Vest was a little bigger than I would have liked. I am 5 foot 4. 190 lbs and a 36 DD. Fits great in the stomach area, the chest area was just a bit big. But it doesn't look bad. Actually looks really good. The neck lies down flat easily, which was what I was hoping for.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice vest... great tall collar If you want to keep out the chill, grab this vest ! Tall collar and great fit for layering make this a go-to piece for me. Great with jeans or work out tights. As the other reviews stated, zippered pockets ( or an inside pocket ) would have been better, but so far the snaps are holding up -- with zippered pockets, I would have rated this a 5 star....
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest! Very slimming! Fits great! Nice deep pockets to hold cell phone and keys (or whatever you want!) warm!
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was a gift. Gift for sister who lives in Palm Desert half the year. The vest is the perfect weight and fits her well . It's very plain and goes with almost anything. Made well and cute cut.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product This vest fulfills the function is nice and light. Do not buy this vest for extreme cold climates is for cold seasons but not strong winters. May be accompanied by jackets and gives more warm sensation.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this vest! Very flattering, fits great, LOVE the high neckline on it also! I wore this to work and got SO many compliments! It adds just the perfect amount of warmth for a cool fall day and also has the perfect amount of fashion. Might have to order in another color! Fits pretty true to size. Some Columbia items I'm a large but I fit a medium in this one.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest For my girlfirend perfect fit, perfect color, good quality. Very light and warm.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vest! The only reason why I did not give it five stars was because it doesn't have zipper pockets and the snaps seem a bit flimsy (exactly what the other reviewer said). Otherwise, it is nice and very lightweight.
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too thick for indoor wear and not warm enough for cold outdoor I find that too many of the tops on Medium fit perfectly at shoulders but too skimpy around hips ..... where many women need a little more width. this was particularly true with this vest.
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Vest, Runs Big Ordered a different vest which was more expensive & too big, returned & bought this one one size down. Still a little big but I think another size down would be too small. It's perfect really because I can wear it over or under a sweatshirt. I bought the green one & FYI the lining is hot pink, not reddish like it seems on my computer. Matches the long sleeve marlin shirt perfect! Keeps me warm.
Date published: 2013-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Strange collar Sorry, but this one went back to Columbia as a return. The collar is extremely tall (and I have a long neck!) with excessive "bunchy" material. Somehow it didn't look right. It was too much material to wear it as a "standup" collar and it looked even worse laying flat. Had I noticed this strange collar in the photo, I would not have even ordered it. Also, the sizing was off; the XS was too snug while the SM was too big. On the positive side, it was up to the usual quality standards of all Columbia Sportswear.
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sea Salt Vest Great to work with Columbia! Fast shipping and true to size. Fits great. Saw a bad review on the snap at the pockets, but if you unsnap it from the top holding the top part of the pocket we have no trouble opening it.Would recommend.
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable - wears well Vests are usually a little skimpy to me but this one is roomy and really looks nice w/jeans. Like the collar, it lays well.
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from review I bought this for my daughter as a Christmas present. The cattail color is a little lighter brown than it appears on the computer. Still a great vest though!
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was very disappointed The color was very dull, the fabric was worn. I think I got a used vest that was dry-cleaned and re-cycled.
Date published: 2012-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Headed to Alaska from a hot climate and needed this to help with the layering concept. Worked great and think I will probably buy a few more vests since our winters in Texas do not warrant a big coat these days. I originally ordered a large since I don't really have a waist. Ended up exchanging for a medium and was happier with the fit. Only downside is the snap on the pocket. Feels flimsy. I babied it because I was afraid it would tear a hole in the fabric if I pulled too hard to open it up. Would have preferred a zipper.
Date published: 2012-08-30
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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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Shipping & Returns

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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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