Stylish rain protection.
The rain may be falling but that isn't about to ruin your Saturday adventure downtown. Pull on your Columbia Women's Northbounder Jacket and do some wistful window shopping with your gals. The Omni-Tech shell repels unfriendly downpours, while the polyester mesh lining is breathable and soft so you won't overheat in that unpredictable spring weather. The drawcord waist creates a flattering silhouette, and the drop tail adds a little extra coverage on chillier days.
- A stylish rain jacket for drizzly spring days downtown
- Omni-Tech shell is waterproof and breathable
- Soft polyester mesh lining
- Hood adds extra protection from the rain
- Drawcord waist for a flattering silhouette
- Zippered hand pockets stash your phone and keys
- Drop tail adds extra coverage
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 145lbs
I needed a rain jacket, and though I normally don't buy Columbia products, this one was too cute not to try. The first time I wore it was actually an accident; I was going touring and couldn't find my technical shell, so I brought this along as a backup. It ended up snowing all day and I was worried that it wouldn't be waterproof enough, but it performed amazingly! I stayed dry all day, which made for a great jaunt around the Wasatch.
I love the drop tail and waist cinch, too. It makes for a super classy, refined, and flattering fit. Plus, the mesh lining is soft and comfortable, so you can wear this jacket over just a t-shirt or tank top without worrying about it sticking to your skin (like a lot of rain jackets do). Overall, I'm seriously impressed with Columbia's craftsmanship on this jacket. Now I can stay dry in the rain AND look cute! A real win-win. Regarding sizing, I'm normally between a small and a medium, and I bought a medium in this jacket. I'm sure I could have gotten away with a small because of the length, but I prefer a bit baggier fit (plus it gives me more room for layering).