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This review is from: Columbia Women's Arcadia Rain Jacket (Apparel)
I researched many jackets online, then saw a bunch in person at a store before deciding what to order. This jacket had many features that I preferred--a mesh lining, less of a "plastic" feel, waterproof (not just water resistant). It's well made, and it definitely keeps the water off, as I found out in an unexpected downpour with driving rain and high winds. The visor on the hood really keeps the rain off your face in those conditions. I thought I wouldn't like the velcro closures over the zipper, but I find that they automatically seal, don't snag on my clothing, and are more user friendly than expected. I bought a large so that I could layer a fleece or sweater underneath for cooler weather--as others have said, it does run small. For a spring jacket, it's the perfect weight as-is.