Columbia Sportswear Arcadia Rain Jacket

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Columbia Sportswear Arcadia Rain Jacket
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Color: Sea Salt / Grey Green
Sea Salt / Grey Green
Sea Salt / Grey Green
Sea Salt / Grey Green
Sea Salt / Grey Green
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Columbia Sportswear Arcadia Rain Jacket -
Stay dry while you're out in the elements with this Omni-Tech™ fully seam sealed waterproof rain jacket. The Columbia Sportswear Women's Arcadia Rain Jacket features a 100% polyester mesh lining, attached adjustable storm hood, interior security pocket and adjustable drawcord hem to seal out the wind. The Arcadia jacket even has a packable feature for easy storage!!


  • Columbia Arcadia rain jacket for women features an adjustable hood, drawcord hem and rip-and-stick cuffs for added protection
  • Nylon Omni-Tech® shell is fully seam sealed for wet weather protection

Lining and Layers:

  • Interior mesh lining for increased breathability.
  • Mesh lining for additional breath ability
  • Mesh lining promotes airflow and provides comfort
  • Tricot-lined chin guard protects skin from irritation

Wash and Care:

  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.


  • Attached adjustable storm hood adapts to variable weather conditions.

Weather and Wind:

  • Drawcord adjustable hem adjusts to seal out wind and cold.
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof-breathable and fully seam sealed delivers maximum waterproof protection; stay dry all day, keeps outside elements from getting in, while allowing moisture to move away from the skin.
  • Raglan sleeves provide full range of movement and eliminate shoulder seam chafing.


  • Two zip hand pockets and one interior zip pocket.
  • Zip-close front pockets
  • Full-zip front closure with internal and external storm flaps.
  • Zippered hand pockets; zippered chest pocket; internal zip security pocket


  • Interior security pocket for valuables.


  • Import.


  • 14.4 oz
  • Packable.
Sudden downpours won’t force a change in your plans when you’ve got the Columbia Women’s Arcadia Rain Jacket. Omni-Tech waterproof breathable fabric collaborates with construction features like the adjustable storm hood, fully taped seams, a drawcord hem, and hook-and-loop cuffs to keep you on the move no matter how hard the rain it’s raining. An eco-friendly mesh lining prevents this shell from sticking to your skin, and external and internal zip pockets secure your essentials.


The Columbia Arcadia is GearX's most affordable "true" women's raincoat - true in the sense that it's fully waterproof, breathable, comfortable, not made of solid rubber or plastic. Its 2-layer nylon construction with a mesh lining makes it comfortable next to your skin, and its 14.4 ounce weight isn't unmanageable if you want to take it out for a day hike up Camel's Hump. 

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The waterproof, breathable Columbia Arcadia rain jacket for women keeps you dry and comfortable, whether you’re hiking in the wilds or running errands around town.


Appalachain Outdoors
It was once a challenge to stay dry, but not anymore. Laugh in the face of adversity when you are geared up with Columbia. Hike quick, light, and dry wherever you may find yourself or whenever the weather changes while wearing the new Arcadia Rain Jacket.
Jump in puddles to your heart's content in the Arcadia Rain Jacket.
Ramsey Outdoor
Our popular Kona jacket gets a new name and a new look for spring. All the same weather-ready elements remain, like waterproof construction, an adjustable storm hood, and drawcord adjustable hem to block wind and rain. Updated details include a sleeker, more streamlined silhouette and the addition of handy zip-closed front pockets. Inside, a mesh lining adds breathable comfort, while an interior security pocket stashes valuables. Fabric contains 57% eco-friendly recycled polyester. Authentic fit.
Spring showers don’t stand a chance of dashing your spirits when you’re wearing this lightweight jacket. It features a 100% nylon shell with waterproof, breathable Omni-Tech® over a polyester-mesh lining. Interior ­security pocket. Zippered slash pockets. Draw­cord hood and hem. Imported.
Sizes: XS-XL, 1X-3X.
Colors: Riptide, Black, Clematis Blue, Zing.
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3-in-1 jacket:No
Avg. length:26".
Back length:Hip-length
Back length (in.):26 inches
Body:100% nylon. Side Panel Lining
Care:Machine wash/dry
Center Back Length:26”
Fabric:Nylon / nylon blend
Length:26" (based on size medium)
Lining:100% 210T taffeta.
Shell:100% nylon FD LTX™. Lining
Shell fabric:Nylon
Shell lining fabric:57% recycled polyester/43% polyester mesh / cotton
Type of waterproofing:Waterproof breathable membrane
Vendor fit:Columbia Sportswear Authentic Fit is lightly fitted and comfortable; tops are unrestricted
Waterproof materials:Omni-Tech waterproof breathable membrane
Weight:14.4 ounces
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Columbia Sportswear Arcadia Rain Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I bought two of the Columbia/Arcadia Rain jackets -- one for myself and one for my teen daughter -- for a trip to Costa Rica. I also bought a Sierra Designs Hurricane rain jacket, but ended up returning the Sierra product because it felt like a stiff plastic bag. The Columbia/Arcadia rain jacket feels flexible and breathable. There are no armpit vents, but the jackets seem breathable enough that I'm hoping we won't need them. My daughter put hers on and wore it around the house for quite awhile. (It's just warming up where we live and the A/C is set to 76 to give you an idea of the temperature she was using it in.) She said it felt cozy and comfortable. The hood has a small "visor"extension that can be flipped down and looks like it will help if rain is getting in your face. I also look forward to using the jacket as a waterproof shell for the few times I go skiing over the holidays. I'm 5'4" and 118 and ordered the small. It felt a little big, but I think the XS might have been too tight in the armpits. The size S allows me to layer a North Face lightweight down jacket underneath and have plenty of mobility. I really hope this jacket performs in the rain like other reviewers have experienced because it's perfect so far--great product, plenty of colors, great price and quick shipping.

ginp539528 at on 05/23/2013

Love this jacket!

I've been looking around for a rain jacket for a while and finally decided on this one. I wanted a jacket that was well constructed and waterproof and from all the research I did this was definitely the best price I found for this quality jacket. I have to walk a couple of blocks outside from the parking garage to work and this jacket comes in handy. I haven't had the chance to wear it in heavy rain yet, but from what I've seen it is great at repelling water. I got this jacket in a medium and it is the perfect size for me. It's not too big if I wear it by itself but I can also fit a small fleece jacket or sweatshirt underneath it and it is still comfortable. I love the color and fit of this jacket. The only complaint I have is when I zip the jacket all the way up the top part is almost too high and the jacket covers my mouth which is a little annoying, but I can live with it. Overall this jacket is definitely worth it!
Jenny at Campmor on 02/02/2013

I survived a hurricane in this

I had been toying with the idea of getting a new rain jacket for a while and had pretty much made up my mind to get a $20 one from [@] or wherever. Thank goodness I didn't. As soon as I went back to college in the fall, we had a hurricane and this jacket saved me. No other rain jacket I have ever had would have withstood the rain I had to walk through to get to class. The jacket is fantastic and for the price, you can't beat it. So maybe it's not that breathable (or maybe it is and I just can't tell in this humididty) but if it was, it wouldn't be as waterproof. Overall I am really happy with this jacket and expect it to last for many years. Oh yeah, and the colors are awesome too!
Katie the college girl at Campmor on 09/09/2012

Love my new raincoat!

I was looking for a raincoat for my upcoming trip to Seattle -- yes, I was anticipating a downpour. Right after I got it, it happened to be raining -- hard -- in my city, so I got a chance to test it out. I love the hood on this! I haven't had a raincoat since I was a kid, and was pleased that the hood had a little "lip" on it, and it also snapped together such that it wouldn't fall off my head (like many other jacket hoods do).
Anna at Campmor on 01/01/2013

Rain rolls right off, Lightweight

I wanted a lightweight, waterproof jacket that I could use in South America for 6 months that would keep me dry in the Amazon and wear over my down jacket in the Andes. It has a nice tailored fit and rain just rolls off it so it doesn't get soggy. I am 5'3 115 pounds and busty, but the small was still too big and I usually never fit in extra small in tops, but I am keeping it because it fits nicely over my down sweater.
Lisa at Campmor on 11/11/2011

Great for casual everyday use!

I bought this jacket because it was relatively reasonable in price and seemed adequate for casual everyday use in moderate rain. I no longer work outside so I didn't need something that could stand up against pouring rain all day. This jacket is very lightweight, fits well, and seems to be adequately water resistant/waterproof while being breathable enough to not feel clammy.
For casual use, there's no reason to spend more money on a more technical rain jacket.
DiehardGardenr at REI on 10/10/2013

Love this rain jacket!

So far I have used this jacket only in light rain showers, so I haven't had a chance to see how the hood will work in drenching rain. The jacket fits perfectly and I like how I can cinch up the cuffs on my skinny wrists. It kept the wind chill off me without making me all sweaty. It's light, and I mainly got it to take with me when I travel.
KLW at Campmor on 11/11/2011

Great rain coat

Bought it for my daughter to wear at college. She LOVES it! She's 5'3" and I got her a medium. It has enough room to wear a sweatshirt or other layer underneath. The sleeves are a bit long but she likes it that way - she can pull her hands in and keep them dry too. Got it on sale so it's even a better buy.
Pheasants4me at Cabelas on 09/17/2013

The perfect raincoat!

I was looking for a good raincoat that wasn't too heavy so that I can use it year round. I have other Columbia fleece coats and they are wonderful so I knew this product was going to be great! I am a student and on rainy days walking to class this jacket is perfect! I have recommended this jacket to many of my friends.
Lauren the Student at Campmor on 01/01/2013

I bought this jacket on sale because my old rain jacket was not protecting me from rain anymore. Generally Columbia is not my favorite brand but for the price this is a great deal. The bright orangey red color is fun and wakes me up on rainy days. Decent waterproofing, definitely need to layer for warmth as there is no insulation whatsoever.

whip56382 at on 04/24/2013

Negative Reviews:

Getting correct size is a challenge

I was very pleased with the color and the overall look of this jacket. It's rather comfortable to wear (except for the hood), and it protected me against light drizzling (I have not been able to test it in heavy rain yet).

I was not pleased with the sewing done on this product. When it arrived, I noticed that some of the stitches were coming undone before I even put it on for the first time.
I was also not impressed with the sizing of this product. I normally wear size small or medium (usually somewhere in between), and I purchased this jacket in small and it was still a little big for me. However, the hood is far too tiny and will not cover my head. The highest point of the collar closes over my nose which I don't believe was intentional. As a result, the hood is essentially useless. (If you want the hood to fit, you'll need to get the jacket in a size larger than you normally would wear).

This jacket does not provide any warmth but it will keep your sweat in, making you feel clammy since it does not breathe.
If you're in cold, rainy weather you'll have to layer something under this to keep from freezing.

It's an alright jacket but definitely nothing to be excited about. In retrospect, a cheap rain poncho would have been a better buy.
Melissa the Geology Student at Campmor on 10/10/2012

This would do fine for walking around town or gentle strolls in the rain but for strenuous hiking or running it just isn't breathable enough. In fact it didn't feel breathable at all. On rainy hikes I ended up wearing it draped over my shoulders like a cape because I could stand having it on. Needless to say I did not stay very dry that way! I bought this jacket after my old Gore-tex jacket finally had too many rips to be useable, and was very dissapointed. Also, it was clearly designed with form rather than function in mind. Like most hikers, I layer clothes for bad weather. In order to fit enough layers under, I had to buy a XL (and I'm 5-3 and 120 lbs!). The jacket appears to have been designed to be formfitting and cute rather than loose and functional. Fine for walking around town but no good in the mountains! Now I have a mountain hardwear jacket that's much better (though pricey!).

cyffredinol at on 05/27/2013

Runs small

Not possible to layer with this jacket. Runs very narrow from the waist down, making movement difficult. I do not recommend it.
Lisa at Campmor on 10/10/2012

Did not meet expectations

This jacket was inferior in quality and was no where near what was expected. I returned it for a refund.
Digi at Campmor on 12/12/2010

i would not buy this again

the sizing is to small i ordered xl would'nt go around my hips size 36.
blob at Campmor on 04/04/2011

Neutral Reviews:

i'm really petite so i first got an xs. everything but the arm pit area fit well so I had to get the s. it's a little more baggy than i'd like but because this rain jacket is cheaper than most other rain jackets ie north face and patagonia I stuck with it. Does the job and I like that the hood fully covers my head and hair whereas my older north face did not.

chrp674671 at on 11/02/2013

I've had this jacket for more than a year now, and it is holding up great. It keeps my top half 100% dry. The hood sucks. It doesn't stay on at all and fails to keep the rain out of my face. As far as water proof goes, its great. I'll definitely be keeping it for the next few seasons, but I would recommend finding something with a better hood.

Taylor at on 12/05/2013

Nice jacket

This is a nice jacket but I returned it because the color was a bit too intense and I found another I liked better.
Kinndel's mom at Campmor on 11/11/2012

NIce Jacket

Very nice, but has a "slim" fit. Recommend ordering one size up if you want to be able to layer.
Outdoor Person at Campmor on 12/12/2011

Odd sizing

Would use on farm in wet weather.
Sally - Barn Babe at Campmor on 03/03/2011