ColumbiaFlash Forward Windbreaker - Women's

Protect yourself in style.

Fight back against chilly gusts and passing storms on your daily hike with the Columbia Women's Flash Forward Windbreaker. Crafted from a protective Omni-Shield fabric, this jacket deflects cold winds and precipitation found on the trail, while its polyester mesh lining ensures a breathable feel for when the going gets tough. An adjustable hood, hem, and elastic cuffs provide customizable protection against varying conditions, and the front zippered pockets securely stash essentials you might need throughout the day.

  • Omni-Shield shell
  • Polyester mesh lining
  • Water- and wind-resistant
  • Adjustable hood and hem
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Regular fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great against wind and sunrays

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

My girlfriend got one of these for herself and another for her sister. Completely recommended. This jacket is great for protecting yourself not only against the cold but also against the sun

Nice, lightweight wind jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

This jacket gets the job done. It's definitely lightweight and protects you against the wind. For running and vigorous activity, it's not very breathable so you get pretty hot pretty quick but for hiking and casual wear it's great. In the picture I was out hiking on Antelope Island in Salt Lake City where the wind is pretty strong and it was perfect. Let me know if you have any questions!

Jordan Kelch
Gearhead Account Manager

Nice, lightweight wind jacket

Hi Jordan! I was just wondering if this is truly waterproof or just water resistant? (If there were a little puddle of water on it, would it ever leak through or no?)

Bush Wacking in Denali, AK

8 hour hike, up the tundra terrain to overlook Otto Lake in Healy, Alaska. Picked and ate a few wild blueberries on my way! Mmm...

Bush Wacking in Denali, AK

Love it!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I use this jacket while I jog for that added wind protection. extremely lightweight, almost sheer. The fit is nice and loosely fitted. Cinched hand openings, cinched hood and waist option. I like how light and easy it is to run in this, rather than being weighed down. I also use these jacket on light hikes and sometimes just casually around town because I like it ;) I'm a size 6 and ordered a small and it fits perfectly!