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Women's Switchback™ II Jacket


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Style# 1494881
Uses Trail, Travel


Switch on the protection of the rain-shedding Switchback II and stay out there longer. This lightweight jacket proves to be the just-right layer you've been looking for on lighter weather days. The stowaway hood gets out of the way when the sun comes back out, so you can stay on the move.

  • Stow-away hood
  • Back venting system
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Packable into hand pocket
  • Modern Classic fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail, Travel
  • Style# 1494881

  • Waterproof fabric
  • Shell: Hydroplus 100% Nylon
  • Omni-Shield™
    Water and Stain Repellent

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    Women's Switchback™ II Jacket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 49.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This jacket is awesome. It functions well. Keeps me from getting wet. Super light and comfy. Love the color. Love that I can hide the hoodie if I don't want it out.
    Date published: 2018-07-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too poor quality I always buy Columbia for my daughters and me. This is the only one that I return because of too poor quality. Really doubt it is fake if there weren’t a Columbia logo on.
    Date published: 2017-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Summer Windbreaker Lightweight, rain resistant windbreaker works well as an outer layer. It's tailored but not too tight. My only complaint it that it doesn't breathe so if you're wearing it while doing any activity you'll sweat.
    Date published: 2017-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOFT !!!! #I Love columbia Jackets
    Date published: 2017-09-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice jacket When the jacket arrived and i pulled it out of the package I fell in love with color, but sadly i ordered the jacket a size too small. If not for that i would have been very pleased with the jacket.
    Date published: 2017-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice jacket Great jacket! Great fit! Kept me dry walking from my car in to work.
    Date published: 2017-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Fall and Spring Lightweight and beautiful bright pink. Kept me dry in the rain so far. Good purchase for the price.
    Date published: 2017-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loves it........ We purchased this for our daughter so that she would have a rain coat as well as a light weight coat to wear to school because the classrooms get cold and it works much better than wearing a fleece coat and getting to hot.
    Date published: 2017-08-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Women's Switchback™ II Jacket I ordered an XL because in jackets, I like a little room. It barley fit. The fabric is very lightweight and does not feel like it will hold up well (almost feels like it might tear at the seams if too snug - we'll see.). Overall, it's pretty and appears functional. I hope it holds up - but remember to order a larger size than you normally would in any jacket.
    Date published: 2017-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight jacket Great light weight jacket, the color is nice and it fit's just right.
    Date published: 2017-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase..! I would purchase this item AGAIN...! It fits perfect and LOOKS PERFECT ON ME..!!
    Date published: 2017-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket, no liner If you're going to wear long sleeves with it, it seemed like a good jacket. However I live in Florida where it's hot and muggy so with no liner, the jacket just sticks to you. Returned it. Love the Arcadia II
    Date published: 2017-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from product has great features I rec'd compliments the first time I wore this jacket. very comfortable too. its big enough to wear a sweater under it for cooler days.
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket at a great price Getting geared up for a trip to Iceland. I live in southern CA so rain gear isn't a necessity here. Was looking for something inexpensive but good quality. This jacket scores. It is designed as a shell to go over other clothes, it is not designed to keep you warm!!! I got a small and it layered just fine over my long sleeve T and hoodie. Velcro wrists and drawstring waist. Hidden hood under the collar and zip close exterior pockets with interior pockets as well! THis jacket is worth it even at full price! I have not warn it but water, as tested in the sink, repels right off!s
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met my need perfectly The jacket arrived quickly and was exactly as described. It's comfortable, waterproof and rolls up into a small light package for easy toting. I usually wear an 8, a small or a medium and this medium gives me room for a light warmth layer underneath. As the label says, it "repels everything except adventure." The fuscia color is pretty and a nice change from drab "nature" colors.
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basic breaker/rain jacket Great price, nice quality, well seamed. Zipper smooth, functional pockets, packs up light and takes up little space in the closet. Very pleased.
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Lightweight, very nice color, good fit.
    Date published: 2017-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket! I wore it yesterday for the first time. It kept me nice and dry during the heavy rains of hurricane Harvey. The jacket is very well made andI love the bright pink color. I ordered a large and it fits perfect. I noticed a few years ago that Columbia sizing chart has stayed the same but the actual clothing for each size is smaller. I used to be a medium and had a little extra room. Now I have had to move up to a large, which fits perfectly ( I have also lost about 10 lbs in the past year).
    Date published: 2017-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight Jacket Great jacket for cooler weather.
    Date published: 2017-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Great jacket for lightweight use. Flattering fit.
    Date published: 2017-08-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Jacket, but Not For Me This is a decent lightweight jacket, but it's not breathable, and I didn't like how the material felt against my bare arms. It made me feel clammy. Also the neck sticks up too high and feels very stiff unless the hood is removed from under the collar. I decided my old Columbia jacket would serve me better than this one so I returned it.
    Date published: 2017-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome rain jacket Very lite weight rain jacket perfect for summer rainy days!!
    Date published: 2017-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great windbreaker We have a place on the Oregon coast and I bought this coat for walking on the beach, as it can be a bit windy at times. It is a great color, love that it has a hide-away hood. Fits great and I can probably fit a thicker shirt underneath for the cooler fall weather. I am 5'9" and it is perfect length body and sleeves.
    Date published: 2017-08-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Women's Jacket Nice color and style. Sleeve length is longer than standard.
    Date published: 2017-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Great product. Love it
    Date published: 2017-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switchback Jacket Jacket came as ordered, size and color were as advertised!
    Date published: 2017-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel I got this jacket thinking it might be too large but it will be great with a sweater. Lightweight and great for travel. This is my third one.
    Date published: 2017-08-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good price, plastic feel I purchased this jacket for an upcoming trip during a rainy season. I was looking at the Omniwick Evap jackets, but chose this one due to a good sale. It keeps the rain off, but feels a little plastic and doesn't breathe as well as I would like. Next time, I'll hold out for the one with vented arm pits and lighter feel.
    Date published: 2017-08-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tanka It is nice, light only its a bit narrow in the chest area.
    Date published: 2017-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this jacket. Perfect for summer rainy days This jacket is perfect for warm rainy days. Is light and I love the fit and color!
    Date published: 2017-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain jacket This jacket it comfy and cute. Just the right size...Has been very convenient with the rainy and humid weather. A must buy and reasonable price.
    Date published: 2017-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product at a very good price The color is very beautiful and fit me very well. I love this jacket.
    Date published: 2017-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket This is the second jacket like this that I have purchased. I love the color on this one so couldn't resist getting it as a second one. It has really weatherproof. I wore it in a long dirigeant downpour and did not get wet. I love that it's lightweight enough that I can wear it when it isn't very cold and it's roomy enough I can put a sweater under it when it is cold.
    Date published: 2017-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket Great quality. Color is beautiful. Perfect light weight jacket
    Date published: 2017-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bright color I love this jacket! Lightweight, bright rose color. Perfect for rainy summer days!!!!
    Date published: 2017-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright Love the color and fit. The color will perk you up.
    Date published: 2017-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! We have gotten more rain than usual this Spring/Summer so I was looking for a light jacket that would keep me dry and not too hot on those muggy/rainy days. I purchased this jacket and am very pleased with the size, color and overall make. I would definitely recommend.
    Date published: 2017-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switchback II Jacket I highly recommend the jacket it's comfortable and warm
    Date published: 2017-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for wet and dry weather My Daughter loves this jacket, she likes the stylish look. The color is great and she loves how the hood rolls into the collar. Great fit. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
    Date published: 2017-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dry Does its job. A little small so I can't wear a long sleeve shirt under it but keeps me super dry.
    Date published: 2017-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The MIGHTY PACKABLE jacket...Teen tested and approved I think this may soon be my teen daughters new favorite jacket. Since her school does not have any place to stash a winter coat, she only ever layers under a hoodie, sometimes wearing her thin North Face jacket if the weather is REALLY bad, but it is a bit big to pack around all day in her back pack. I wanted to get her a light weight versatile shell for both school and day hikes, that was water and wind resistant to put over her hoodie for better, packable protection on rainy or snowy days waiting for the school bus. She loves that it backs into its own pocket and by time it is in the pack, squishes down to the thickness of about 100 page notepad. This is thin material, but thin is not bad if its the right material. It is not gortex, but does have the water blocker on it or embedded in the fabric. It wont keep out a stiff arctic wind, but is fine for that early morning or evening swirling wind. the hood is awesome how it rolls/folds to help form the collar vs. zippper or snap closure. My daughter already asked for a second one!
    Date published: 2017-02-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice jacket, but too big! As the title states, it's nice, but too big. I normally take an XS, but after reading other reviews about Columbia jackets running too small, I decided to get the S. Wish I got the XS. I'm about 5'4", 110 lbs.
    Date published: 2016-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Great fitting jacket. It actually has some shape not a box cut! Love the hidden hood. Fits to size!
    Date published: 2016-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from happy wife happy life Keeps the rain off my wife's warm layers. This is a very thin coat, but it is certainly waterproof. Seems durable so far, but she isn't rolling around on glass or rock climbing or anything. She loved the green color. Looks like mint. She is 105lbs 5'4" and we got her a small, which has plenty of room for a small fleece or thin mid-layer.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thinner than expected My daughter loves the rain jacket but it's thinner than I expected. I guess I was expecting it to have a thin liner but it doesn't. Still serves it's propose of keeping the rain off you but doesn't provide any warmth. My daughter said if she doesn't have a long sleeve on during a cold rain the rain jacket gets very cold.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rain coat!!! The jacket in the picture looks like it has some weight to it but in actuality it's thin. Perfect for when it's not really cold. Protects great when it's rainy.
    Date published: 2016-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I bought this jacket for days that aren't cold, but wet on the mountain. I've worn it a couple of time now and it very comfortable.
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pack light! Perfect pack light rain jacket. It has a more fitted cut to it. It will be perfect for rainy day dog walks for my mother. We are getting one size bigger to be able to add layers for winter wear.
    Date published: 2015-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instructions would help The jacket is stuffable in the left pocket, but it doesn't come with instructions how - I had to figure it out for myself. It gets a bit wrinkled after stuffing it, but the wrinkles do smooth out after a short time out of the pocket. Otherwise, it's great!
    Date published: 2015-10-04
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    Size & Fit Guide

    Size Chart

    Size & Fit Guide
    Women's Fit Guide
    Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
    womens performance fit top
    womens performance fit bottom
    Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
    womens active fit top
    womens active fit bottom
    Modern Classic / Regular
    Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
    womens modern classic fit top
    Modern Classic / Regular
    womens modern classic fit bottom
    Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
    womens relaxed fit top
    womens relaxed fit bottom
    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
    Short Inseam 29.5
    Regular Inseam 32
    Long Inseam 34.5
    Size L
    Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
    Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
    Hips 41.5-43 45-47
    Short Inseam 29.5
    Regular Inseam 32
    Long Inseam 34.5
    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.

    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

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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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