Columbia Arcadia II Jacket for Ladies
Adult kids love theirs; now my wife will, too.
Two of our three adult daughters own and rave about these rain jackets. Waterproof and stylish, this jacket meets the function and fashion standards of a Boston professional and a southern college freshman. Things they like (beyond style): the mesh lining keeps the nylon shell off the skin; quick-pull hook and loop fasteners draw the jacket tight at the waste and neckline in cool, wet weather; light weight. My wife's not-so-subtle hints made certain this made her Christmas list. She only wishes I had found the style that had the lighter colored side panels (slimming, she said). While writing the review, she suggested we purchase one for our third daughter for her upcoming birthday. That speaks volumes.
January 1, 2015
The jacket is really cute, good material for a rain coat. It seems like it will be comfortable once I get it in a size that fits. That's the reason for only a three star rating. I wear an XL in basically everything. But when it arrived in the mail today and I tried it on, zipping it up was like squeezing sausage into its casing. Not a pretty sight! It's so small, I feel I will have to go up probably 2 sizes for it to actually fit which is a bummer because the plus sizes cost more (which is kind of rude if you ask me). I do like all the other aspects of the jacket enough to exchange it instead of just returning it.
October 24, 2014
This is a very nice looking jacket and fits very good. Love it.
January 7, 2015
Sweatin' In The Rain? No Worries!
This rainjacket has been a top performer for me. The jacket I'd used previously for paddling was ill-fitting and made me sweat.... oh, and trapped the sweat to boot.
The Arcadia II affords an unrestricted range of motion, sends sweat from hard-paddling me up and out of my jacket while keeping me completely protected from dripping cold water on either myself or from the sky. The hood is big enough to come up and over a cap (with a ski cap over *that*), which is great in a *true* deluge.
The length is wonderful (about mid-thigh), the sleeves are long enough and the fit is quite flattering. I'm about 5'9" and 155 lbs, the medium was as perfect a medium as I've ever had.
March 31, 2014