Columbia Sizing Chart
6 - 7
|7 - 8||10-12||114-16||18-20|
|6 mo||12 mo||18 mo||24 mo||2T||3T||4T|
|Height||25 - 27||27 1/2 - 29||30 - 32||33 - 34||34 - 35||36 - 38||39 - 41|
|Weight||14 - 18 lbs||19 - 22 lbs||23 - 26 lbs||26 - 28 lbs||29 lbs||34 lbs||38 lbs|
Winter days on the mountain can dawn cold and stormy, then end with bluebird skies and balmy breezes. Be ready for the ever-changing moods of Mother Nature with the Columbia Women's Bugaboo Parka. With three-in-one versatility and unbeatable performance, this iconic industry leader is the only jacket(s) you need this season.
Featuring Omni-Tech® protection and critically seam sealed construction, this cold weather system keeps you in waterproof, breathable comfort whatever the weather. The exterior shell sheds rain and snow effortlessly while still allowing interior perspiration to evaporate quickly, before it turns into chilling moisture against your skin. The removable liner can be worn under the protective shell, for insulating fleece comfort when you need it, but zips out quickly when you don't. Worn together or as separates, both pieces are designed with feminine, flattering lines and elegant details that look great on the mountain or around town. With rider specific features that make lift life easy and chic, urban style that easily translates to all-season use, the Columbia Sportswear Bugaboo Parka for women understands how important it is for a woman to have options.
4.7 out of 5
LOVE this coat!
December 29, 2011
I have been wanting a 3-in-1 coat for a while, and I compared several brands online. I considered buying a North Face since it's quite popular, but I went with the Bugaboo after reading all the good reviews. For the price, I'm glad I chose Columbia. The coat is very well-made and has a great design. The liner zips in and out with ease, and it doesn't bulk under the shell. There are snaps in the cuffs and collar that keep the liner in place. The zippered pockets and drawstrings are nice additions to the shell. Also, I like that the hood detaches when all I need is a light windbreaker. The liner is warm enough for every day use during the South's (mostly) mild winters. The fabric is soft and comfortable, and it is nicely form fitting. The shell does a great job keeping out wind and rain. Even though it's lightweight, it's warmer than I thought it would be since the wind isn't seeping through the seams. When liner and shell are combined, I find that it is plenty warm when it does get blustery outside. I was plenty comfortable in the mid 30's for several hours at night. Overall, I think it's the best coat I have ever owned. The turquoise/teal is beautiful, and I found it to fit pretty well. It's a great coat for the price! I definitely recommend it, and I am thinking of getting my husband one as well.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Lasts forever, Performance, stylish
Love my Bugaboo!
May 15, 2010
My husband introduced me to Columbia jackets and the great interchange system. I wanted a neutral color and a versatile jacket system to adjust to variable weather conditions. The Bugaboo jacket is perfect for me. My next purchase will be with Altrec and their great customer service!
November 13, 2010
This place offers the best deal than other stores, the quality of this jacket is very good, warm and the multiple layers really help for skiing.
Great jacket. Excellent value.
December 23, 2009
Much needed improvement over my barn coat during stormy weather.
April 11, 2011
My daughter was looking for a new fun, functional ski jacket and this one seems to do the trick. She's very happy with it as she likes the ability to wear with or with out the liner. She also wanted pockets to stash her assorted stuff when skiing and this jacket has plenty of pockets.
November 05, 2008
The coat itself is awesome! Warm, sturdy construction, etc.! Everything I've come to be able to expect from Columbia. However, the color really wasn't what I expected. On the website, it looked lime and black, but it is really lime and olive. Still cute, just not what I expected.
December 23, 2009
I wanted a parka that looked good, but could also keep me warm and comfortable while shoveling my driveway. So many people have complimented me on the coat, and all the while, I'm toasty warm.
January 14, 2012
I bought this coat as a new snowboarder and with the recommendation from a friend who has the men's equivalent. The first time I wore it, it was pour rain. Though it wasn't too cold out I stayed very dry and was very pleased. It fits a little weirdly primarily tight in the shoulders but I think it's more me than the coat. The only thing I dislike is that there is not interior pocket but this is to be understood when there is a removable base layer.Pros: Great design, Build quality
very good for college students in the city
October 29, 2009
I got this coat to wear walking around the city in the winter when I have to be carrying a shoulder bag and backpack. So far it's been great, it is really warm and the hood is a really good alternative to umbrella for rainy days. It's also light enough to easily carry around school with me all day
January 03, 2011
Super comfy and warm. Very happy with this purchase! I ordered a Medium and it is true to size, but it's a fitted style.
Great jacket. Excellent details.
February 17, 2010
Just received this wonderful jacket I bought for my girlfriend. It is warm enough and light enough to take on our trips. We do recommend it.
Not what I expected
January 03, 2010
The jacket is pretty thin. I thought it would be thicker for warmth. The fleece looks great on though.
February 18, 2010
Love the hollyberry color. I ordered a small after looking at their sizing chart but it is a bit snug through the shoulders. Layering will require to size up so I am exchanging for a Medium.
March 05, 2010
true to fit, nice tailoring. good material and construct. the outer layer feels pretty windproof; combined with the fleece, it's quite cozy even on cold winter nights with wind gusts.
I wear this jacket, but would choose a different style next time
July 22, 2010
Love the look of the jacket. I've had several Columbia jackets since about 1980, but this one doesn't feel as great around the armholes as the others I've owned.
Two coats in one!
November 16, 2009
I bought the coat in the Galaxy print- a bit more pazzazz than solid black. The shell makes a great layer for XC skiing and snowshoeing-with the liner added- a very warm coat
July 08, 2009
This jacket is very effeminate and slim. It has a lot of pockets that are great for keeping small items. For the price it is warm and comfortable. The extra zipper was a bit confusing at first for the zip in fleece, but once I got use to it, it was fine.
May 22, 2011
This jacket is very warm, or you can wear the liner or shell separately and they are still very comfortable and effective. My only complaint is the jacket is a little bit short. I am 5'5" and ordered a M...the jacket seems to bulk out and not provide enough coverage in the back.
Not what I expected
October 27, 2009
The jacket was too short, especially in the arms. I didn't love it and returned it.
Decent parka, not super warm
November 22, 2010
Bought this for my wife for the snowy days to come (maybe sooner than expected). It is well designed (lots of pockets in smart places, zipper covers, well-placed velcro) and seems to be of the high quality you'd expect from Columbia. The fleece liner is very soft and warm, but we haven't tested the shell in the rain or snow yet. That said, she was still feeling a little cold on an evening walk wearing the parka and the liner, so this will likely need extra layers underneath this winter. Fortunately, or unfortunately, there is extra room in the torso for layers, so it looks a little boxy by itself. She is 5'3, 125lbs and usually wears a small. Overall a great winter parka, but not for the coldest days without a little extra underneath.
March 30, 2011
I would say this jacket is not fashionable, but it is classic. The outer shell is durable and waterproof. The liner is comfortable wearing alone, which is the best I love about the Bugaboo parka. If you want to buy a perfect jacket that can go with anything, there are many other options on the market, and this one might not be the perfect choice.
November 19, 2010
it came today and i tried it on, started feeling warm all over right away. Super cozy fleece lined pockets were a great feeling too. i would definately reccommend this coat for my son, mother, father, and friends.
April 12, 2010
The most comfortable ski coat I have ever owned! Roomy enough for under-gear, fits perfectly! Warm even in the strong winds on Windy Ridge!
November 10, 2009
I bought this jacket for my daughter up North and loves it-She likes the interchanging of the jacket depending on the weather.
A great gift
December 27, 2010
I purchased this jacket for my wife for Christmas. She wanted a jacket like she had a couple years back. She told me that it was Columbia, with a detachable fleece liner, water proof, and very warm. I was so happy to find this website with this jacket. She likes it much better than her old one b/c of the fleece lined pocket (which the old one lacked). I liked it b/c of the price. Thank you and I will recommend not only this product but your site as well.
November 09, 2009
I bought this jacket for my daughter who is in college and she just loves it, she says it is very warm
November 10, 2009
I bought this jacket to use when I horse back ride. It is great.The layer system works great on days that start out cold then warm up. I bought the pink and lime green one and it matches my horses tack perfect. All around great jacket for the out of doors.
Nice warm jacket
June 08, 2011
I love this jacket. It's warm and waterproof. Perfect for winter and outdoor activities. But the S size is a little bit large for me.I'm 100 pounds and 5.3 feet, XS should have fit me better.
Great College Jacket
October 07, 2009
Bought for my daughter for college, great versatility - 3 jackets in one. Not bulky, and great color options. A perfect choice and she loved it!
A perfect jacket!
December 20, 2009
Incredible jacket. We have always bought the Columbia 3-in-1 jackets because they are so versatile and of such good quality. They last until outgrown and then are passed down to the next child! We definitely get our money's worth!
June 25, 2010
Great fit! Very durable. Altrec was very friendly and speedy delivery.
good ski jacket
December 30, 2011
I wanted a 3-n-1 jacket I could use for occasional skiing (in NC or VA) or general winter wear. The Bugaboo was a good fit. I'm 5'2" and about 105 lbs. I ordered the XS which fit well. It's a little smaller than I expected with only room underneath for slim base layers. Since I live in the South, that was just fine with me. I've since tried on a Small in a store and it has more room and would also fit me adequately. I returned this jacket because the Plum color- though pretty- was too much once I saw the whole jacket. Wish they'd relieved the Plum with a nice light grey instead of white. It's too contrasty and I thought I looked like a certain purple dinosaur...Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: visually seems a little dated, might run a little small
Great coldweather jacket
August 06, 2011
Bought this to summit Kilimanjaro in winter. The fleece alone was warm enough for the first 2-3 days, and on the actual summit, I only needed to add thermal underwear and a turtleneck. Great buy!Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Purchased as Gift
December 08, 2010
I purchased this as a gift for my daughter, it was the exact coat she asked for so I am sure she will be happy with it. The coat arrived as scheduled and exactly as advertised, so I am pleased with Altrec's service.
November 29, 2011
I purchased this coat for my wife last Christmas and after a year, she still loves it. She uses both the fleece liner and the shell combined and individually all the time. The fit is very flattering and the quality is excellent. This is her favorite out of 5 different coats and jackets.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
June 10, 2011
I had been scouring the internet to find the right jacket for my girlfriend and this one fit the bill. Looks good, fits well, is suitable for most cold outdoor occasions and she loves it. Went with the deep teal/green color combination.
Color disappointing - durability good
December 17, 2010
Altrec shipped the coat immediately. Love this coat-but can't get past the color so had to return it. More blue than I had thought and the fleece liner is too light of a color that will get dirty quick. Too bad! I thought the durability would be very good for daily use.
Very Nice Jacket
March 06, 2009
This jacket is very warm & not bulky. Love the media pocket for my Ipod. The double zipper does take some getting used too but all in all, a real buy. Like the bark w/pink design, feminine. Columbia Sportswear jackets last for years.
January 30, 2012
it's warm and I like the style and color. yesterday I accidently poured some milk on it, looks like none got in, perfect water protection. and the price is reasonable I think. will recommend to my friends.Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use
January 01, 2011
Bought two of these coats - one in womens size and one in girls. Womens coat is more tailored. They are good value for the money. Do not have all the bells and whistles of other ski jackets (drawstrings and pockets) but they were warm for skiing for my two daughters.
Great quality, photo is misleading
November 10, 2010
I had purchased this jacket last season and loved it so much that I chose to buy a second in a new color. While the quality and comfort are exactly the same as my first coat, the picture quality on the site was not an accurate depiction. Rather than "bubbles" Columbia should have named this cammo. Not exactly a feminine design. I should have looked for it in a store before making the online purchase. At least Altrec has a great return policy!
Warm and Water Resistant!
January 23, 2009
I just wore this jacket for the first time skiing today in Tahoe and it kept me very warm and dry while skiing in the snow and rain. I loved the ease of the two way zippers and unzipped the bottom on to access my pant pockets and no snags or locked up zipper jams! I really love the way this jacket fits and the fact that it comes in XS. It is stylish too!
My new favorite jacket
January 12, 2011
This jacket is wonderful. It fits great and feels great. I think for extremely cold weather some layers underneath may be needed. But otherwise pretty warm. I got the one in black with bubbles and it looks better in real than in the picture. I am really happy with this purchase. :-)
Best Coat I have ever owned
November 13, 2008
My Fiance bought me this coat recently, and I LOVE IT! Its amazingly warm and comfortable to wear. I tested its water resistance last weekend in a rain storm and stayed perfectly dry. I love how you can unzip the inner layer and wear it seperately. The double zipper is a bit tricky to zip up sometimes, but thats the only negative comment I have about it. If you want a winter coat that withstands the wind, rain and snow, this is the one for you.
Been looking for a 3-in-1 jacket!
December 16, 2009
Love this jacket already. The fleece zip-in is warm and plush but doesn't make the jacket any bulkier. The length of the coat overall is nice too, not too short. I love the versatility this style offers and for a really great price. Would recommend to friends and buy again.
nice, too large
October 22, 2010
I ordered a size larger than my size per other reviewers advice and so I could layer, but, alas, it is way too big, so I must return it. I am 5'4'' 130 pounds and usually would have ordered medium. It is warm, the shimmer bubbles fabric is really nice and the color good. I wasn't real thrilled with the way the hood's elastic worked...the pockets were great, the zipper worked well, overall, had it fit, I would have liked it alot.Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, nice fabric and color
January 05, 2011
I just got my jacket a few days ago and I am already in love! I live in West Texas, and this time of year the wind is pretty rough, and this jacket has kept me warm! I love that it does not feel bulky like a lot of coats, yet it still keeps me warm and cozy! It seems to run pretty true to size. I am 5'2 and 125 and ordered a medium so I could have some room underneath to layer if necessary and its a perfect fit for how I like it. I would say it runs pretty true to size. My only complaint would be that the little loops that you snap the outer shell into on the sleeves seem a little flimsy and they might wear out after time, but I would not consider that a major flaw, just something that maybe Columbia could improve on. I would recommend this jacket to anyone!
Love this Jacket!
January 22, 2010
This is a great warm jacket, very stylish. I also really like the fleece by itself. Great quality!
Columbia quality, minor drawbacks
October 23, 2010
I have always worn columbia winter jackets and decided to try the parka this time. The fleece liner is thinner than expected and won't be warm enough for the coldest days in NY. The sizes run small. I typically wear a large but knew enough to order an extra-large. There still isn't enough room for a heavy sweatshirt, particularly around the shoulders/sleeves. Overall the quality is true to Columbia. Their jackets wash great and hold up to many years of use.
January 20, 2012
This coat is wonderful. Unfortunately, I should have listened to the reviews. It does run a bit small. I am returning it for one size larger. I have other Columbia jackets that are medium but in this jacket, I will need a large. Looking forward to wearing my jacket in a new size.Pros: Build quality, Great value
March 17, 2012
Love this jacket and it fits very nice. I am going to buy the second jacket for my sister. I am pretty sure that she will love it as well. The price is great.Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value
Bugaboo: Great Coat
January 05, 2011
Glad we purchased this one. Looks good, versatile, stylish, and durable. Received compliments on how nice it looks.
December 11, 2009
It's a bit bulkier than some of the other 3-in-1 jackets out there like Salomon, but looks very well-made and I trust Columbia for decent quality. I bought a size up from my normal size in order to have room for additional layers, but I don't think I needed to...it seems to run fairly true to size.
Great jacket. Excellent value.
December 23, 2009
Much needed improvement over my barn coat during stormy weather.
Super for snow
January 06, 2011
I go snowboarding in this jacket all the time. I usually wear a light hoody underneath and it's super warm. It's waterproof to the max which is great. The resort I go to is constantly blowing snow, and the jacket does a good job of keeping it out. The only thing is the zipper, which is faulty sometimes. The jacket is warm but light enough to snowboard in and not feel bulky. I also love that you can take the inside out because I wear it separately all the time.
April 05, 2010
i love my blue bugaboo parka. I would agree that it is a snug fit but very warm. If you are a medium and plan on wearing a sweater I suggest to size up to a large otherwise a T-shirt is all you need. I also recommend Altrec, a very friendly and helpful service. We live in Germany and our jackets got to us in 10 days. The customer service staff was very helpful with ordering and shipping details. Thanks bunches.
Great Jacket for my Daughter
April 24, 2011
Bought some Columbia bibbies early this season but no jacket to match. I have been waiting for this to go on sale. Glad that we bought it because my 14 yr old will get at least 2 years out of the set. Columbia makes great quality at affordable prices. Good bang for the buck
Hidin' Behind my Bugga-boo
April 06, 2011
So far, so good! Some wrote that this jacket fits too tight, but I feel it's true to size. I'm a size 8-10 woman through the shoulders (ie: broad back, swimmers build) and an athletic 135 lbs. A medium fits snug to the body as you'd want a coat keeping out the cold to do. I bought the black and white wanting a very standard, non-trendy, last me for YEARS jacket that I can use unlined for rainy days and lined for snow activities. I guess once I have a chance to test it out, I'll write more. ;)
Nice, but too small
November 01, 2011
I really liked the shimmer bubbles print on this, and it looks well made like my old Columbia 3 in 1. The problem seems to be that they have changed their sizing drastically since I bought my last parka about 10 years ago. My old coat was a misses small, and although I have "outgrown" it, I can still put it on if I don't zip it. After checking the size chart carefully, I ordered this new coat in an XL and found that it fits almost identically to my old one! The bust and shoulders especially, were very snug. I wear a 12 normally and was pretty bummed this didn't fit. Unfortunately, I had to return it. Columbia's sizing seems more consistent with Juniors than with Misses, so if you have a fuller bust you may want to try a different brand.Pros: Great design, Cons: sizing
December 03, 2009
Great quality. I bought this as a Christmas gift for my daughter-in-law. She is going to love it! She is 5' 8" tall so I had to get a large in order to have long enough sleeves. The "hollyberry" color is a beautiful dark pink.
July 13, 2011
since it's prime summer - finally - here in mn, it's hard to rate the jacket. It seems to be consistent with Columbia quality and my daughter picked it strictly for the color. She also wanted the hood and a fuzzy inside as her last winter jacket was poly and it was cool against her skin when putting it on and chilly for our cold winters. We hope it is warm as it's only a 3 in 1 vs a 4 in 1. We are not concerned about reversible. She wears the inside jacket in the fall and winter as a stand alone on warmer days recess so we hope that fuzzy interior doesn't pill up. Time will tell on all with use starting as early as October here.
November 03, 2010
Love the design and quality! Columbia comes through again! The color (Bright Bluet Bubbles Print) is SO FUN! Love the zip out fleece liner. On the down side, the jacket runs small. I'm 5'3", 110# and ordered a small. It fits well, but can't layer much underneath it.
December 12, 2009
The jacket is perfect! It has great protection against rain and wind and keeps me warm, no matter how cold it is! I am ready for winter!
won't find any better
September 09, 2010
I have a columbia parka from at least five years ago. Not with the features of this style. They dont wear out-they wash well and never fade. it has been so dependable. This parka is wonderful. Waterproof a big plus. As well as as the removable liner. It is a comfortable jacket. I did size up one size and I'm glad I did. Don't like confining coats.Also the sleeves are long enough. And I am tall with long arms. I am sure this will serve me well for several years. Thanks Altrec for quick and efficient service.
best buy on the market
April 11, 2012
coat run a little small. I have a old size med. and the new coat is running a bit smaller, this could be where they are now making the product out of the USA.Pros: Great design, Great value, Lasts forever, Cons: size runs small
Not enough pockets...
December 12, 2011
I purchased Bugaboo Parka for myself and my husband. Can't comment on warmth or durability since we haven't actually tested them on the slopes yet. I did notice that the woman's parka is sadly lacking in pockets compared to the men's. When you attach the fleece lining, you can't access the two pockets that are in the inside of the shell. There are no internal pockets on the fleece like the men's parka. Even on the shell, the men's parka has an extra pocket for cell phone or smaller items that you can access through a vertical zippered pocket about chest level. I'm not sure if the lack of usuable pockets is to keep the "slim" sillouette for the women's jacket but wish there was another pocket on the jacket for small items like keys, id, and credit card besides the main hand warming pockets.
September 23, 2010
This jacket is the greatest ever! The additional Velcro tabs on the zipper keep out any additional cold. I especially like the zip up pockets on the outside and the stand up collar sure keeps me warm. This was a great purchase for the price and I couldn't be happier.
Women's Bugaboo - Teal
January 06, 2011
The service was great. We received the jacket before Christmas which really surprised me! The jacket is warm and appears to be well made. I like the inside fleece. This looks like it will last awhile. My only negative is that we couldn't get the color we wanted but this is the 2nd choice and it looks real good on.
Thinner then I thought..
November 02, 2010
When I received the Parka I was a bit disappointed since it was thinner than I thought it would be. I'm not sure it will be warm enough on those really cold days in upstate NY or VT. The color that is shown on the site is not accurate ...look to the Nordic Soul Parka - that's the color. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the color...it's just not accurate in the picture. I did read in some of the other reviews that the sizing was off but if you have a Columbia coat already, stick to the current size you have. Columbia is very true to their sizes. I have never had a problem layering under my past coats and I don't think I will have a problem with this one, I just hope that it keeps me warm on those REALLY cold days.
Columbia Bugaboo Parka
March 12, 2008
I got this jacket for my daughter and she loves it. The great thing about it is it's two jackets in one. It is actually two pieces. Very warm and it looks good. For colder weather wear the two pieces together.
March 16, 2008
This jacket fit true to size and it's really warm. The floral-ish/paisley patter on the inside is really cute too.
I love this jacket!
October 30, 2009
I love how this jacket is so versatile! I use the shell as a wind or rain jacket and add in the other lining jacket if it's cold outside or when skiing. It is not bulky like most ski jackets! It was true to my size. Great buy!
March 20, 2011
This parka fits very small and I was freezing in north east winter when wearing it. It also looks cheap, not like the other Colombia products. I am definitely unhappy with my purchase!
December 14, 2009
This jacket is great! Nice and warm; great for skiing. Will definitely use this throughout winters to come!
March 07, 2008
The jacket is great! It's warm, not heavy and stylish. It fits exactly like the description said it would.
February 20, 2011
I bought the large size, and I find it uncomfortable to wear the inner and outer layers over a sweatshirt, as I think it fits a little small. The bottom of the zipper did come undone once, so I don't know how it will hold up if I ever do anything very active while wearing it. I also don't think it's quite as warm as I wanted it to be. Sounds like just a so-so review, but I think I had very high expectations of this coat when I ordered it. I was looking to replace another 3-in-1 coat that was extremely warm and durable, but getting old and I wanted a new look. I do like the way it looks and it seems to repel water pretty well. But when the temps dip WAY down as they do in Iowa at times (single digits and below), I will probably go back to the old coat (as well as when I go sledding with my kids)!
March 11, 2008
This jacket is all that I expected it to be. It fits great. Not too heavy. Up to date fashion, love it!
Black/ Sea Salt, Cherrybomb/ Light Metal, Compass Blue/ Sea Salt, Dark Turquoise/ Deep Teal, Elderberry Plaid/ Bright Rose, Elderberry Print/ Bright Rose, Elderberry/ Bright Rose, Leapfrog Print/ Sea Salt, Plum/ Sea Salt and Sea Salt Plaid/ Sea Salt.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.