Virginia M.wrote a review of Columbia Arcadia Rain Jacket - Women's on May 23, 2013
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.