Columbia® Pardon My Trench™ Rain Jacket for Ladies
Very thin, not a great hood
This coat has a few things going for it. It's definitely a cute cut, I love the purple color, and the fit was great (I'm 5' 2" and 110 lbs, the XS fit perfectly). I read the reviews before buying, so I knew the jacket would be thin. I bought a cheap purple fleece to go with it, but I didn't consider the pockets - they provide zero protection from the cold or the wind. It is, however, properly waterproof, which is kind of the point of a rain jacket. My bigger issue is the hood - it's so light that I can't get it to stay on my head. No matter how much I pull those drawstrings, the slightest gust of wind knocks it back. Plus it's so cold I end up wearing a hat anyway. Thinking of returning it, but for the price it's probably a good thing to keep around for spring.
November 30, 2014
I LOVE this jacket!
I ordered this in black and loved it so much I ordered it in red also. It fits really well, is lightweight, and looks great on. The best part is that it keeps you dry, but breaths well so you don't feel like your sealed in :)
November 21, 2014
Raincoat travels well
Good-looking, rolls up compact in a suitcase. Very warm and is a great windbreaker. Pockets zip, which I like for traveling. I am a full size 14 in blouses and an XL fit me just fine. The belted waist is nice, and the size of the belt is fine for me. Unfortunately for this review, it hasn't rained yet, but the jacket seems well-made so I believe it will hold up.
October 30, 2014
Great lightweight rain jacket
Bought this for a great price in preparation for a trip to the UK. It is lightweight and packs well. It was a great jacket to have in the windy rainy weather. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the zipper. It is difficult to get started and I have had that issue with 2 other jackets from Columbia. Would recommend highly otherwise.
October 30, 2014