Columbia Women's Switchback II Jacket

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It's light, nice and long, not bulky at all, fits close to the body and just looks great on.
The pockets are a great size and the hood folds really nicely into the collar.
And it still looks great (not too wrinkled) after being in a purse all day.
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  • Shell: 100% Nylon, Lining: 100% Polyester
  • Imported
  • Zipper closure
  • Machine Wash
  • Water-resistant jacket with side vents, stowaway hood, and Zip-front closure
  • Zippered vertical-welt pockets
  • Drawcord hem
  • Hook-and-loop cuff straps

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Product Description

A lightweight nylon jacket, the Columbia switchback jacket features omni-shield advanced repellency. This authentic fit jacket is a must have for your next camping adventure or trip to the coffee shop.

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B009YT0TRM
  • Item model number: 1494881
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2005
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
    • Average Customer Review:
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    From the Manufacturer

    Switchback II Jacket Arcadia II Jacket Sleeker Jacket Splash a Little Rain Jacket Evapouration Jacket
    Omni-Wick EVAP
    Omni-Tech waterproof breathable
    Attached, adjustable hood
    Drop tail
    Venting
    Zippered hand pockets
    Vented hand pockets
    Interior security pocket
    Packable into pocket
    Backpack compatible

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    Size: LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
    let's start with the minimal cons:
    material is lightweight water resistant nylon that is slightly noisy and wrinkles easily.
    no storm flap over the zipper.

    now the pros:
    packs into its own pocket (though it wrinkles less if carefully folded and tucked into back vent).
    hood folds up into collar, and I'm very fond of the height and look of the collar when the hood is hidden.
    zipper does have inside flap that appears to prevent water from permeating.
    sleeves are long enough to cover most of my hands (I like extra long sleeves) but do have velcro adjusters so they can be pushed up.
    fit is perfect at chest and hips, while not being TOO big in waist (I am an hourglass curved size 16 (waist considerably smaller than chest and hips) and ordered a size large jacket). I could probably fit a light fleece or sweater under it without it feeling tight at the chest or shoulders.

    unfortunately during my entire trip in Seattle it has been sunny, so I haven't been able to test the water/air permeability. while it is a very basic rain jacket, it doesn't look cheap, and I feel that amazon's price of $30 was worth it.
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    Size: MediumColor: Groovy Pink Verified Purchase
    I purchased this and three other jackets in preparation for a trip I was going on where I knew there'd be some light to moderate rain. Since the weather was otherwise expected to be warm, I didn't want to pack a heavy rain jacket, so I was in search of a light, packable, water resistant shell...preferably under $50. Of the four jackets I'd purchased, I wound up keeping this one...and after having used it on my trip, I'm glad to say that I'm very happy with my choice.

    Please note that this is a shell and doesn't have an inner lining for warmth. If you're just looking for something to just keep the rain off, this is a great option! It packs down easily into its own pocket, and kept me dry while standing in moderate rain for 3hrs...it didn't seep through the fabric AT ALL. The hood provided adequate coverage for my head and easily tucks away into the collar when it isn't needed, and has an elastic bungee cord for adjustment. The zipper pockets were great for stashing my cell phone and camera and kept those dry as well.

    I purchased this jacket in the Groovy Pink color, which is a very bright, bold pink...great for when you'd like a pop of color when the weather outside is gloomy and gray. I'm typically a size small to medium (I'm 5'4" and 125 lb), and purchased this in a medium so I could layer under during cold weather for year-round wear...it's pretty roomy if you only have on a single layer, but will fit well over additional layers and I personally prefer the more relaxed fit. The cut of the jacket keeps it from looking *too* bulky.
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    Size: MediumColor: Red Hibiscus Verified Purchase
    Everyone said it ran small so I got the medium. I think I could of done the small and just had it been more fitted. I'm 5'2" 125lbs. The hibiscus color is a right bright coral color, I was hoping it would be more red but it's not for a moment!
    In the picture I'm holding the corner of a rich red colored dress if that helps at all!
    You can see how much extra room there is for me too from the side view!
    It says it packs into it's self but there are no instruction on how to do this? Someone said it would fit in a purse when packed into it's self... Unless you're Marry freaking Poppins it might be awkward in your purse.
    It does seem to resist water but I haven't taken it into nature yet lol.
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    Size: LargeColor: Intense Violet Verified Purchase
    I bought this jacket for a boat trip on a cool spring day. It was perfect for keeping me dry and keeping the wind from making me chilly. The color is fabulous. I got a lot of compliments on it. It folds up VERY small, so you can throw it in a large purse without taking up much room. And it still looks great (not too wrinkled) after being in a purse all day. I highly recommend it.
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    Size: MediumColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Love this rain jacket. It's the perfect size and weight! I got a medium and I'm 5'4" about 125lbs :)
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    Size: MediumColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Perfect for our trip. Lightweight enough that it was not a hassle to lug it around when I did not have to wear it. The weather shifts were rapid, so I was putting the jacket on and taking it off to carry around often. The jacket braced me from the winds and rain and kept me at a comfortable temperature.
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    Size: MediumColor: Light Grape Verified Purchase
    The material on this jacket is pretty light weight, but I bought it to wear around my college campus on rainy days- and this will definitely get the job done! The grape color is absolutely beautiful, and I like the way it fits. I am 5'3 130 pounds and usually wear a woman's size small, but bought this jacket in a medium and am glad that I did! I still have room to layer underneath. I like the way the hood fits as well. Very pleased!
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    By MIL on August 12, 2015
    Size: X-SmallColor: Bright Rose Verified Purchase
    I bought a Bright Rose color but it is pink!!!! totally different from the picture. see pictures
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