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Women's Sweet As™ Softshell Hoodie


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Style# 1545251
Uses Trail


This comfortable, flattering, and lightweight zip-front jacket makes the perfect partner to active adventure in variable weather conditions—crafted from performance stretch softshell outfitted with water-repellent technology so it moves with your body and shields you from sprinkles without overheating you.

  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • 2-way comfort stretch
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Articulated elbows
  • Abrasion resistant chin guard
  • Center Back Length: 25 in
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1545251

  • 100% polyester Dotted double weave
  • 96% nylon/4% elastane Summiteer Lite
Water and Stain Repellent

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Women's Sweet As™ Softshell Hoodie is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could be perfect First the bad news. As others note, this runs small, not just slightly, but more than one full size small. I normally wear a small in Columbia products, rarely a medium. I needed a large in this, and it still fits trim. Well, and with good mobility, but trim. For reference, I'm 5'7" and 130 lbs. Minus half a star for sizing so different from other Columbia products, and from their sizing/measurement guide. Another issue is that the hood is huge. It almost completely covers my eyes, and there is no way to adjust it. I will have to add a piece of velcro, or create a dart seam to get it out of my eyes. Minus another half star. The good news. Everything else is excellent. Fabric, stitching, styling, cut of garment, shape - all high quality, functional and flattering. The pocket zippers are low profile to not add bulk under a pack belt. The sleeves allow freedom of movement even over a light and midweight layer combination. It packs/rolls up into a fairly small bundle and weighs less than some other softshells I tried. These were critical for my intended use of backpacking and trail running. The dark cyan is a lovely color - bright and rich, but not over the top intense that looks inappropriate in the wilderness. If not for the first two items mentioned, this would have been an easy 5 star jacket.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has good quality The product is pretty good and comfortable
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from jacket This jacket is so soft and comfy. It does run a little bit small but is a close fitting jacket. It is very attractive and nice. It is comfortable and casual. I love this jacket and find it nice for cool weather.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great softshell this is a great product, high cuality and confortable.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent waterproof Excellent for rainy hiking trip.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens jacket I love the color, the fit is nice. I love it!
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Size up Jacket is great but you need to size up. Very narrow around the hip area. Returned L for XL. 5 ft 6, 150 lb.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket This product is stylish, beautiful and functional. It’s all I expected and more. I’m warm and look great.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light jacket I have been looking for a soft shell jacket for a few months....wanting something for the in between weather and a trip to the Oregon coast later this summer . This jacket is thinner than I was hoping, but it fits my needs. It does run a tad bit small. But it has a nice fitted shape. We have had rainy weather this last week and it has kept me dry. The hood is a nice addition. I like that it also has inner pockets.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jacket I love the color the style and material but it is very small for size M. I am not a very big person but it felt like XS
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Petite Women I’m 4’11 and around 110lbs the XS fits perfect! Ever since I got this jacket I try to find any excuse to wear it. Super comfortable and great for all kinds of weather. Great casual jacket for any occasion. I will definitely purchase again.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Awesome jacket, looks great and fits comfortably
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Jacket! I was actually hoping this was a little bit thicker material HOWEVER I really loved the color and how it fit - so I figure it will be a perfect spring jacket! Already received several compliments on it since wearing it! :)
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits one size too small I have several of these hoodies in different colours. I find these a small fit so my recommendation is order a size larger. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Spring Jacket The jacket is light weight and kept me warm enough for a spring hike.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Rain coat I like the style and the colors! It does run small so cannot wear a sweater under it so mainly used for warmer climate rain coat. It would have been helpful to know this prior to purchasing that it runs small.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft & Light Soft & Light Very good
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good for early fall and spring very beautiful and unique in color suitable for fall in Washington DC and spring in NY
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light jacket I like the slim fit, but it makes it run just a tad small. I haven't tried it in weather yet, but it seems weather resistant.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect jacket for late spring and early fall! I've been looking for a weight light jacket for both water and wind resistant. There are different brands jackets on the market meet my criteria. But this Columbia one fits me perfectly. Love it so much! I usually wear "small". But this one runs a bit small so I bought two "Medium" ones. Strongly recommend it. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jacket! I love everything about this jacket! It's super light weight, 100% waterproof, and really comfortable. I ordered my normal size, small, and it fits smaller that most things I've ordered in that size from Columbia. I like tighter fitting jackets so I think it's perfect but if you want layers under it then you might want a size up.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent jacket Comfortable, reasonably priced, highly recommended
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the design My daughter likes the design of this jacket and will be great while cheering outdoors. It does run smaller than expected, but it will work well for what she needs it.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet as Softshell hoodie This jacket is amazing, I have yet to try it in the rain, but it fits great, to the shape of the female body. I love the red color and the material is not only soft but very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased Light weight jacket that is comfortable. I am between a small and a medium and went for the larger size, just for comfort
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile Jacket in great colors I have two of these jackets from last season and got a third this year because I was wearing the heck out of them. They are my absolute go to when I need a light jacket. They stretch, they are breathable and they are super comfortable. I hike, walk the neighborhood, and wear it to work over skirts and dresses. It is slightly water repellent so I can stay dry even in light rain. I wear the bright pink when I hike, so I am visible and black for everyday. I got the navy blue with the teal piping this year. It is more of a sporty look, which is fun, but I have to say, the cut is a bit tighter through the hips than last years. I have noticed this with a few other Columbia products that I have re-purchased. So, my only recommendation is you might need to order a size up or be comfortable with a snug fit. Otherwise, I hope Columbia continues to offer this jacket every year.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent jacket! The jacket is made very well and is comfortable. Just right for those cool, early summer mornings. It does run a little small.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoying my new jacket I needed a lightweight jacket for every day use and have been looking for something that was wind resistant, water resistant, and had a hood. I live on Hawaii, so lightweight was key. This jacket fit the bill. I was a little nervous about the quality because of the other reviews about the zippers. Those were the first things that I tried out. Initially I did have trouble with them and felt like the quality wasn't great. But, as I've worn the jacket, I feel like the zippers are less sticky, so open and close a lot smoother and easier. None of them have failed yet, but I've only been using the jacket for about a month now. Time will tell. I had another jacket from a different brand, which lasted years and I can tell the difference between the quality of the zippers. I have used the jacket on windy and rainy days and thus far its held up quite well on those fronts. I do love the jacket and would have given my review a 5 star except I don't like the texture of the jacket on the inside. It's kind of rough on my skin. Nothing that will scratch me, but I was really hoping for a softer feel as I usually wear the jacket with short sleeved shirts.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket for Chilly Mornings This jacket is great for spring and fall when we have chilly mornings, The jacket fits great and I get a lot of compliments when I wear it. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Spring/Fall Coat!! I was looking for a coat just for the spring and fall time also one that would resist the rain. It is absolutely perfect for that. It fits nice and snug around the tummy area and it has enough room in the sleeves to wear a sweater underneath if it was really chilly. I love it! Highly recommend. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not rec I have sent this back and still am waiting on refund.....
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Item My sister is receiving this for Christmas as she lost her previous Columbia Softshell Jacket. She is going to love it as she asked for this specific one for Christmas because she loves it so much. The fit is great on her and she loves the material as it is not bulky and fits like a glove.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for Very happy with my new hoodie / jacket. It's nice and light and actually fits my athletic shape well (I bought a small and my measurements are 35-25-35). Usually if something fits around my shoulders and chest, it is way too big around the waist. This has a nice tapered fit. I was surprised at how resistant to water it is; have worn it out in the rain a few times now and have stayed dry as the water just rolls right off. Only issue I've had is that the zipper is a little sticky. Wish this came in more colours!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sweet as Softshell, but the zipper did not work. I cannot review this well as it was defective when I received it. The zipper would not work, and then I had to pay to return it to you.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very thin I was hoping use this as a fall/spring jacket, but it was much too thin. It has no lining and would not work for what I wanted. It was also shorter on the torso than I liked.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just a tad small I have a regular Columbia jacket without a hood and it's a large so I thought ordering a large on this one would be ok. It was pretty small so I had to get an XL. Otherwise it would've been a 5 star item.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected This jacket looks good, but had a texture I did not expect as well as it was not soft at all. I am returning it because it was not what I wanted but if you need a rain jacket for warmer days this could be the right fit for you.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product with good discount I bought this for my daughter on sale. She wears it for school, and running. She loves it.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Sweet As Soft-shell Hoodie This hoodie is fitted but so nice and soft. I love it. It looks so good on.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well I have an older version of this jacket and ordered this one to have color options. The jacket sheds light rain very well and is just enough protection on a windy or cooler day.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it I originally bought one of these from the outlet store because I needed some hiking wear, it was so inexpensive and I loved the colors. I found myself wearing it as my go-to for all casual outings when I needed a light jacket or windbreaker. It's light enough to carry in a backpack or even around your waist, but it is also quite warm, especially if it's windy. I have quite a few friends who have these, too, and wear them all around. The only problem I've had with my original one is that the cuff seam came loose within a few wearings.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All Around Jacket Bought this for 10 day trip to Europe. Very well made, looked great, seems indestructible and, believe me, I put it to the test! It does fit a little on the small side. Since it did not rain on me, I can't comment on the water resistant capabilities. Great hood that stayed on in wind gusts.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A family favorite This is the fourth one of these jackets I have purchased. The first was for my youngest daughter, then two more for me and my oldest daughter. We wanted one after borrowing the first. After daily wear for two years, my daughter outgrew hers and we are replacing it. Comfy, lightweight, nice cut that flatters. The colors keep changing and some are a little bright for me, but that is my only negative feedback.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I returned the jacket I was looking for a lightweight, fleece lined jacket. I thought this was it but this does not have lining. It probably is a great jacket but not what I was looking for.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME lightweight jacket! I find this jacket to be very practical it sheds rain very well and is light weight enough I'm willing to stuff it in a bag or small pack just in case I find I need a little jacketness. It was very comfortable in high humidity conditions of Wisconsin while being just the correct amount of jacket. The fabric breaths so I did not get extra sweaty nor dose it stick to your skin. The fabric is not noisy and it has a nice amount of stretch making it very comfortable to wear while riding bikes. It SO nice I bought a second one "Hot Coral" :) In our household I'm known as a "coat aholic" so if I like it, it must be a great jacket. Thanks You Columbia for the awesome product!
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I Wanted a white lightweight rain coat with a hoodie for the beach. Read a lot of the reviews about it being small, but I ordered the size I normally would, a medium, and it fits perfect. I am tall, about 5'9" and the length of the coat and sleeves is perfect. Love the way it fits, not too tight and not too loose. It's always kind of scary to order online without being able to see, feel and try on, but I love this coat and would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tight fit This is a well-made good looking jacket. However, the fit is tight. I'm sure it is made to fit like this since it is made of a stretch material; I had no difficulty zipping it up. The jacket fits over a teeshirt, but it would not fit over a sweater. I am impressed with the pockets as they easily unzip to a warm material that will fit my cold hands.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spring Time! I love this jacket. I got a size L with the intention of being able to layer underneath for chilly morning bike rides. The jacket is still flattering though, even without those extra layers (thanks, waist cinch) ! The water resistance is fantastic too, as the rain can sneak up on you quickly here in PDX.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent for Running I ordered this is a L and as you'll see from my other reviews, sizing with Columbia is hit or miss. I am a large bone 5'10" frame. Nothing out of the ordinary. The jacket fits, but it's a little small in arm length and across the shoulders. I took it out for a short run and the fabric already smells, so I am bummed about that. However! It did repel the rain, moved easily with me as a ran and kept me at a good temperature the whole time. And I felt seen - I bought the white one. I just want to be able to buy a L at Columbia and have it fit. I am far from an XL and actually closer to M in most other brands.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product great for running Very stylish Looks and feels high end Wife who is hard to please is wearing it. no complaints so far
Date published: 2014-02-27
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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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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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