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I purchased this jacket in the largest size available - 3x, which is my normal size. I wish it came in a 4x. I have a large tummy, and the 3x was tight across the abdomen. Also, the sleeves where a little too tight at the top to fit my larger arms. While it fit in some areas, it was a too tight no go in others. I was trying to replace another waterproof windbreaker I owned that was very similar to this style - which I first used with layered clothing beneath for a cruise to Alaska. Layerings with the similar jacket kept me more than warm on all our excursions. I will be returning this jacket.
Suspecting the fitted nature of this women's jacket might fail me, I ordered a man's jacket in a similar style. If you need the extra room like me, order the 3x of the Columbia Men's Watertight II Waterproof Rain Jacket. This one was much more roomy through the waist and arms, and I'll be able to layer under it fine. The arms will be long and bulky, but there is a velcro closure at the wrist for you to keep the sleeve tight on your arm. Not as stylish as a women's fit, but it is utility I am after.
I really like this jacket! It arrived just yesterday, tried it on and it is exactly what I wanted. Bear in mind I BOUGHT 1 SIZE LARGER TO ACCOMMODATE MY HIPS! It does have a hood that may be adjusted with a slide cord, the wrist has a Velcro strap to adjust the size and inside the hem has another adjustable cord. I actually wore the jacket yesterday. It was pouring outside and I stayed dry! I’m going to Wyoming for some winter fun. I will readjust it and I will be able to layer my clothes to be warm. I would definitely recommend the Columbia Womens Arcadia II Jacket!