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Women’s Whirlibird™ Interchange Jacket - Plus Size


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Style# 1558303
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


Three jackets in one—a warm, water-repellent zip-in liner with thermal reflectivity for bonus warmth; a waterproof-breathable and seam-sealed shell; and the combination of both—giving you the versatility to stay warm, dry, and comfortable in fluctuating winter conditions. The tulip hem and angled seaming lines lend feminine sensibilities to this warm winter jacket, and the inner liner’s strategically shaped baffling flatters the figure.

  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective liner
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable critically seam sealed
  • Active Fit
  • Zip-in Interchange System
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • Underarm venting
  • PU Zip on chest
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Goggle pocket
  • Abrasion resistant chin guard
  • Drop tail
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
  • Style# 1558303

  • Omni-Tech Shell: 100% polyester Legacy Twill
  • Lining: 100% nylon 210T taffeta
  • Liner jacket exterior: 100% polyester Storm Lite DP II
  • Lining: 100% polyester Omni-Heat Reflective™ Microtex Light
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Thermal Reflective Warmth
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Women’s Whirlibird™ Interchange Jacket - Plus Size is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 148.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Plus Size Ladies! I was having such a hard time finding a winter jacket in any store, but this one takes the cake! It fits true to size without making you look extra bulky. Once you get the hang of zipping on/off the inner jacket, it's pretty simple to use. Kept me warm during winter activities but also allowed me to move freely. I highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Columbia product! Love this jacket! The colour is even nicer than the picture, a little lighter and cool pattern. The inner jacket is great, nice weight for those warmer winter/spring days. The only complaint would be the inner coat does not have zippered outer pockets, it would be nice to secure keys etc.. Thank you Columbia for making plus sizes!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from to wear it out or not The jacket is great. I love the color and the fit is great. My only concern is that i have to send it back for repair on the zipper after 4 months. Totally bummed out since its the only jacket I found that fits.... so far!
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for working outdoors Breathable fabric keeps you warm but it isn't very effective against bitter wind. The hood was very disappointing because not only is it thin, it doesn't seem to stay on your head well at all. The color is very bright and vibrant which works wonderfully for me since I work outside at night.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Can’t wait to hit the slopes, very excited, it fits exactly as my full winter jacket , love the 2 in one for spring! Just wish I had of thought of online order when you still had the bright colours in this style, but still love the blue with my fluorescent peach pants! I have had issues with sizing my hips for many years now I wear a large to extra large sweater but could never find a ski jacket that fit the hips! The 1 x is perfect ! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice jacket I love this jacket. I got it in the mail and I bought a size that is a bit too big for me but it works and I am happy with it. The color is very pretty and looks better seeing it in person then in a picture. I have already gotten to wear it 2 times now. I would definitely recommend this jacket if your looking for something that fits. I am 5ft 170 and it still a bit too big for me.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent coat The jacket does run on the smaller size. I probably could have gotten the size I normally wear but if I wanted to wear a sweater under the coat it would would have been a tight fit. The quality of the coat is excellent and I would buy again.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Arcadia II I think the Arcadia II coat is very warm and I am very happy with the choice I made in purchasing it. It fits exactly perfectly for me. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a warm, water resistant coat.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The coat that loves you back For about 10 years I have only worn Columbia jackets. To me nothing compares to the quality of a columbia jacket. With its omni heat technology that uses my own body heat to keep me warm, its like the coat is hugging me to keep me warm from the cold. I love this coat. I was afraid that the red coat would be too bright but I was wrong. The color is just right. I also love that this coat is not too bulky or heavy.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations This coat was ordered sight unseen. I was worried about fit but its very good. Fits close to the body. I have walked in a snowstorm and the coat is cozy and most important.. wind and waterproof. I like that it can be taken apart and be a rain jacket too. Buy this coat. Its worth the money and its flaterring. I'll be back. Columbia-stock more plus sizes. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coat, sporty and classic I love the coat! It's a great length for me, I'm only 5'4", and I like something that covers my hips, which this one does, but not too long; perfect. Its warm and classic. I am a bigger gal and I usually order an XL, but ordered an XXL to be able to wear sweatshirts and bulky tops. Its comfortable.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iceland Trip I wore this on my trip to iceland was totally warm the entire time. There were moments I felt really hot with all the layering but this jacket did what it was suppose to do for this trip.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I haven't had the chance to wear this coat yet, but I really love it. I've been looking for a nice heavy coat. One that had the two coats together, so that I could either wear both or one or the other. Thank you!!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ski Jacket Great Ski Jacket! Love the fleece insert for dual layers. I would recommend highly!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing coat Great coat, love the fit and warmth.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice value Only complaint is that the arm circumference could be a bit larger to accommodate layers.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for Love this Jacket. The liner can be worn on its own. Perfect all year around jacket. As always highest quality.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy Ski Jacket for the Slopes & Everywhere Else! I have been searching for quite a while to find the right ski jacket. It's been a very bitter winter up here in the northeast and I wanted to find something that would keep me warm & cozy and look nice, too. The ski jackets I've had in the past have been way too bulky, which is what I want to stay away from since I'm a plus size. The picture on the web doesn't do this jacket justice. There is a lovely design on the jacket that I absolutely love. It looks like mini starbursts. The pink liner pops at the collar or looks great as a stand-along jacket, too. This jacket is such a refreshing change from all of the other plus size jackets out there. I feel as though this jacket came from the ski store at the mountain! Love the look. The fit is great, too. If there was such as size as a 1.5X, I'd be wearing it. I selected the 2X and it is perfect. With the pink liner, it fits great. I don't wear thick clothing underneath. Without the liner, it's even more roomy and a perfect jacket for slightly warmer days OR if you want to wear a heavy sweatshirt of sweater underneath. I would (and will) definitely buy another Columbia jacket again. So refreshing to finally be able to wear a stylish yet functional jacket on the slopes and around town!
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light yet warm with base layers Bought this coat to compete with a North face hooded coat that wasn’t quite warm enough in the -20F windchill of a harsh prairie winter. The Columbia Whirlibird is stylish, with a subtle pattern that makes the black unique, and a feminine cut that’s less boxy. This coat is actually not as warm as the down North Face I had, but with a couple base layers and a scarf, this coat is enough for -20F...for 30 min or less, I would say. The wind penetrates the coat more than I would like. It kept me dry in a heavy, wet snow though! If you need a coat for moderately cold temps, this one will do the job well! In extreme weather, layering is a must.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving my new coat I normally wear an XL, but after reading the other reviews I ordered a 2X and found I think I would have been happier with a 1X, but I am keeping coat. It's definitely been a warm coat here in MN during the last cold snap we had here. I was out in -20 to -30 wind chills and my body was warm! I'm not a fan of the liner tho, I hate taking the coat off and having to work harder to get my wrists out of coat because of the liner sleeves, but oh well. Overall, very nice jacket.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable and warm! Coat fit perfectly and kept me toasty warm while skiing in MT. I normally wear a thermal shirt and turtleneck, but only wore the turtleneck one day and it was enough. Great movement, not restricted. I also love the three-in-one feature. Excellent product for a great price!
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This jacket is multipurpose. I love this Jacket. It has a removable liner so I can adjust to the weather. It is a very warm jacket and was excellent in the wind also. I ordered a size larger than I normally wear and it fits very well. Once I take the liner out it may be a little larger than normal but it will work perfect for what I want it for.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best coat investment ive ever made I LOVE this coat. It is definetly warm, so if ur looking for something to keep u warm this is the way to go. Together the jacket fits perfectly (i wear a 2x but got a 3x) the inner jacket is the perfect fit for my shoulders (where i have the most trouble fitting) the outter jacket by itself is too big but thats bc i had to go bigger to fit altogether. Im a plus size woman so deciding what size i needed was hard. I have an hourglass figure with a bigger mid region and broader shoulders and for this jacket to fit me means a lot. I love it and i recommend it for anyone who is looking for a warm, stylish, figure flattering jacket.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a Winter Jacket I live in VT and bought this for downhill skiing on really cold days. When it first arrived, I was pleased with the high, insulated collar and the fit. The front zipper on the shell is a smaller toothed zipper, which makes it a little harder to zip, but I didn't think it would break easily. I decided to test it out by wearing it without layering because it was 20 degrees out and I wanted to know it keep me warm with layering when the "real feel" was -30. I was outside for 20 minutes and I was cold. My lightweight down jacket that fits in a stuff sack is significantly warmer than this. If you live in a warm area where the temperature never drops below freezing or you're looking for a fall/spring coat, this one is lovely, but if you need something to keep you warm while sitting in a ski lift on the side of a mountain, this is not the coat for the job.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very warm, veritle jacket! If your researching to find a jacket that will keep you warm and let you move freely, look no further! This jacket is the warmest jacket I have ever owned, doesn’t constrict your arms, and has a removable shell. I absolutely love my purchase. Colombia you have made me so happy!
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd buy it again! I'm constantly freezing and was in need of a new WARM winter coat. I have a difficult time spending a bunch of money on a coat, but with Columbia's BIG SALE, I thought why not? Boy am I glad I did. I'm glad I bought the 2XL as it does run a little small. I LOVE the glove pocket it makes it so I can have my keys AND phone in other pockets. I get tons of compliments on the coat and color. I purchased the dusty green one. 2 things that would make this THE perfect coat..a zippered chest pocket on the outer layer and a snap flap for the quick trips outside.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth your money This coat is phenomenal. Not only do you have a 3 in 1 jacket but it is not bulky. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a plus size jacket that is warm and comfortable to purchase this. I even bought my sister one!
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps me warm Love every layer of this coat and it will be a great use for the fall and winter seasons. Very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WARMEST JACKET EVER I live in the deep freeze of Minnesota and this is the warmest jacket I’ve ever owned. The durability and design is perfect for me.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well made jacket I just received my new jacket and am impressed with the quality. It seems really well made. The fit is a a little large and boxy but I ordered it large (2x) to make sure it would fit over sweaters. The shell is great - the liner is a bit thinner than expected. I had a tough time deciding on which ski jacket to get from Columbia and thought this would be the warmest. I got the coat for skiing in New England and based on my initial wearing it may need a fleece or sweater under it.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! It’s a great winter coat. Keeps me warm and not too bulky.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than competitor I bought both this jacket and a comparable one from a well known competitor (also interchangable). I tested both out in ~30 degrees F at night and the columbia jacket greatly outperformed the competitor. I could almost immediately feel the cold coming through competitor's jacket but the columbia jacket kept my body heat contained. It was wonderful. I'm traveling to NYC in about a week so I'll see how it holds up there, but I'm confident I'll be warm. Also liked the fabric of this jacket more. Tried a comparable columbia jacket in store (XL) and found it fit but not loose enough for me, so ordered 1x and I love it.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket! I am very impressed with this jacket. I ordered it one size larger than I normally wear due to review comments indicating it ran small. I’m glad I did, as the larger size fits perfectly. I was concerned as to how warm it would be but no worries there. It kept me toasty warm even during our recent run of frigid temperatures, with lows in the -30 to -35 C range. I really like the interchangeable jacket concept as one jacket can be used throughout multiple weather conditions. I think it will be great for travelling and plan to take it to Europe with me in the early Spring. Come rain or shine, I will be covered! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good looking coat My wife is very pleased with this jacket,even though we needed to order it three times because she is short and she is a little over weight,returning them was no problem customer service was very helpful and polite would surley recommended to others. THANK YOU.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for those cold windy days/nights. I am a total cold weather wimp especially if it is windy. I absolutely love this jacket. It keeps me super warm and blocks out the obnoxious wind. It is also great at keeping you dry in the pouring rain. The versatility of the 3-in-1 system is super convenient as well. No matter where I am going I just grab this jacket and know I will have what I need no matter the weather conditions.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my best coat purchase i love this coat . very warm ,comfortable it's been cold in Maryland and now i wear it everyday, everywhere... best decision ever.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket I purchased this coat because of the interchangeable options and the quality of the Columbia brand. The jacket is great quality and has many cool features. The jacket runs small and is even smaller when you have both the removable liner and jacket combined. That’s the only downer so far. The Omni-heat feature is extremely warm. So much so that I do not put it on until I am ready to walk out the door! Does an excellent job in cold climates. I just tested the jacket on my trip to the northeast and the jacked performed well. The jacket is okay to drive in but I prefer to drive in the individual pieces. I wore my jacket over sweaters and could still move about comfortably. I usually wear a size XL and ordered a 2X for a good fit. The hood detaches and you can also Velcro the ends in front of your face to keep the cold out. The jacket also does really well repelling water in the rain. There are some cool inner pockets in the removable liner that hold phones and a neat mesh pocket that is pretty large. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whirlbird Jacket I love this jacket. Have great mobility. I had to go up a size for fitting. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, all you'll ever need Columbia is the one to beat when it comes to warmth. This coat is the toast of the town and not only because it is so warm. If your wife is freezing this is the coat you want to get her. the lining comes out and is another spring or fall coat. the shell is easily used as a raincoat and combine them together for the most comfortable and warm coat you will ever need. There is one downside.... I wish I had ordered me one too!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens Whirlibird Interchange Jacket Absolutely love this Jacket. The quality is true to most Columbia products I have purchased in the past. This jacket is great as the liner I can use on warmer days and the shell is easy to attach. I would highly recommend this jacket. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great winter coat and then some! Everything about this coat is great! The length is just right - covering the bum is important to me. The two individual layers are great separately, and full warmth together! It takes a minute or two to attach or detach the layers together, but I appreciate all the extra latching places because I see how they will make the bottom layer stay in place. My only complaint is that the upper arms of the bottom layer are just a tad snug. But the armholes and shoulders fit fine and allow for a great range of motion. It's hard to find a plus-size winter coat that doesn't make me look like a puffy marshmallow - but this one does!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellence at it's best! Columbia products are excellence at it's best. Ordering online was smooth as silk. They even let you know if product ordering runs a little small or true to size to make selecting the size perfect!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Jacket Great jacket a very good price runs a little smaller than true size Interchange is a plus
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love this coat, the black tie dye color gets many compliments, the inside shell fits slightly tight in the arms, but only when I have a big bulky sweatshirt on under it.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful jacket This jacket is amazing! It is warm and versatile. It runs a little small so get the size up from what you normally wear and it will fit perfectly! It's great for snowboarding and playing in the snow!
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice I read reviews and learned it ran a little small as a result ordered the next size up. It fits great, allows room should I want to layer up and I find it very warm. It’s not bulky like most jackets which I also like about this jacket. Worth the investment. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best jacket ever I love that Columbia has a great ski jacket for us plus size gals! Plus it is functional. Every year they come out with great colors but stay with the integrity of this jacket. I know I can always trust Columbia.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Jacket for my wife My wife doesn't like the cold, however with this jacket and being able to go from full zippered jacket to wearing just the inner or the outer portion. The quality, the materials, the satisfaction knowing this jacket will stand the test of winter and many seasons ahead. Great value, great colors and perfect gift for anyone around the holidays.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Coolio! It’s white, I’ll be seen at nite! It’s grey, it’ll hide the dirt. It’s h2o proof, it’ll keep me dry!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dream Jacket I am sooo happy with my whirlibird jacket. Both layers fit an function incredibly well. Looks and feels great and for a plus size jacket that is not always the case. The little touches like a storm zip on the front instead of the normal Velcro and zip mean that while I waited for a tow truck in a snow storm I was dry!
Date published: 2017-12-10
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Women's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Women's Performance Top Fit Guide
Women's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide

Women's Body Measurement (Inches)

Women’s Plus Sizing

  Size Bust Waist Hips Short Inseam Regular Inseam Long Inseam
1X 16W–18W 43–45 36–38 45–47 29.5 32 34.5
2X 20W–22W 47–49 40–42 49–51
3X 24W–26W 51–53 44–46 53–55

How to Measure

Women's Size Chart
  • 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

Shipping Information

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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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