• Columbia - Mighty Lite III Vest - Women's - White
  • Columbia - Mighty Lite III Vest - Women's - White
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Columbia Mighty Lite III Vest - Women's

39% Off
$54.99 $89.99

Item #COL3887
Past season color


Tech Specs

[shell] polyester ripstop, [lining] polyester Thermal Reflective
2 zippered hand
Recommended Use:
hiking & camping, casual
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime


With the sheer versatility of the Columbia Women's Mighty lite III Vest, you'll find yourself reaching for it AT LEAST 239 days a year. That's because it's tough enough to be an outer layer and bulk-less enough to be a midlayer: warm enough for skiing and stylish enough to hit the town. Omni-Shield keeps the weather out and Omni-Heat keeps the warmth in. With all those Omnis, how could it not be comfortable?

  • Omni-Shield resists all liquids below 170 degrees Fahrenheit to keep you dry and clothes from becoming stained
  • Omni-Shield fabrics dry 3 to 5 times faster than untreated fabrics
  • Omni-Heat reflective liner reflects heat back in toward your body while allowing excess heat and moisture to escape
  • Interior security pocket keeps valuables safe
  • Zippered pockets keep your stuff inside, even when skiing, and keep cold air from entering
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Very warm

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

I have bought two of these in black and white. They are very warm and super light.

Very light weight and warm

    I bought this in two colors, black and white. They are very comfortable, lightweight and extremely warm. Great purchase!!!

    It's perfect!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    I bought this on sale last week. I'm petite--5'3" and 105 pounds. i got the small and it fits perfectly. I wore it to work today to see how warm I would be. Unless it's close to 80 degrees, I'm usually feeling a little cold. It was 50 degrees outside and with a light jacket over a medium weight sweater and the vest, I was comfortable all day! At 68 degrees, I didn't even need my jacket on. It's perfect fit. It's machine washable, light weight and warm. I couldn't be happier!!!

    Love it, but ....

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small

    I originally bought this vest in the size Medium but had to exchange it as it felt a little snug in the chest area. I ordered up and the fit was perfect. The only downside to this is that it feels a little too long compared to other vests I have.

    Very warm and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love how warm and comfortable this vest is. It is super light and warm. Great fit.

    Great vest

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Christmas gift for my daughter. A perfect fit and she loves it.

    She loves it

      Bought this as a christmas gift and my sister loves it.
      She said its perfect to layer under a jacket and keeps her really warm.

      Present for Momma

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      Got this as a xmas gift for my mom. I bought her a large and she said it fits great everywhere except the chest..little large. She loves the reflective inside and said it keeps her super warm. She is also happy that it inst a super puffy vest either. Very easy to layer with. She also thinks the Berry color is very beautiful

      Huge Collar

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs large

      We ended up returning this item. It seemed to run large, and the collar was just huge. It was great quality, well made, just you felt like your face was drowning in the collar.

      Love the fit and weight

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XS

      Great fit for me, I am petite and not overly busty. I like the higher collar which can be turned down.
      I am exchanging the Ruby red as its actually a Cerise Pink which is just not me, for the black. Great that this is so thin but still manages to keep you warm.


      • Size Bought: small

      How can a jacket that is so thin keep you so warm?! It is amazing. I love the fact that is has a slim fit and is a bit longer in length. It is great for hiking, running, or to layer under other jackets for added warmth.

      Thin but so warm!

        5'1 and 30 in waist. Fits great without bulkiness. Have the jacket as well.

        Runs large but awesome warmth/weight

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: Runs large

        Bought this vest based on other good reviews and because I have a base layer with the same Omni Heat technology that works amazingly. This vest does, too. I wore it this morning running about 6M in low 20s with wind chills in the low teens, with just a merino wool baselayer underneath. Got the aqua/green and love it (being visible is a good thing on country roads!). Only bummer is that it's pretty large and boxy on me. I especially like my active wear fitted to keep out cold and not catch wind. I bought true to size (medium), saw the great photos posted here of someone wearing it, thought I was a curvy/normal gal but guess I am less curvy than I thought. Vest is very big in the chest (and has darts - augh) and waist. All that's fine if you want to really layer underneath but not so great if you don't - wind gets in, vest moves around a bit. Still, a great vest. (Would exchange it for small but already wore it and would have to pay for shipping - a major bummer with Backcountry purchases.)

        Columbia MIghty Lite III Vest

        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: S

        The fit of this vest is great. It is a very good length where many are too short. However, the color was not even close to what I expected. It says Hibiscus Red and the actual color is Neon Orange--great for hunting, obnoxious for daily wear. My biggest beef is that unlike most other outdoor gear sites I purchase from, I need to pay return shipping when the item was clearly not as advertised. Take a cue from LL Bean, Backcountry. I will hesitate before buying from you again.

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        The only vest you need

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

        I'm a vest girl. It's just a fact. I've got big puffy vests and polar fleece vests and wind breaking vests, but I didn't have this vest. And now I do. And now I am complete.

        This vest does everything I need. It keeps me warm (duh) but warmer than my other vests without the added bulk due to the heat reflecting Omni-Heat (and its blingin'). I can layer over and under it due to the slim fit. I love love the high neck, its such a great feature and I love how with the thinness of the vest it isnt uncomfortable or hard to fold down when you don't need the full height of the neck. It also comes down nice and low on the butt covering the critical kidneys. The pockets are fleece lined for my whimpy hands and zippered to keep trinkets in. Then theres the detailing! I've never felt so chic rocking a vest! I got basic/classic black and couldn't be happier. I'm 5'3 120lbs and the small fits well for layering. If I wanted it just for going underneath other coats I could have gone XS. The S is still a great fit though!

        what does this vest weigh?

        what does this vest weigh?


        19.2 oz on this vest

        so versatile!

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

        Its low volume, it has a slimming cut, I like the longer length. It can be worn under a jacket to add warmth with very little bulk, I've worn it under crochet vests and It works well, perfect for spring skiing and bike riding with just a warm long sleeved base layer on.

        love it!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        very warm and light, works well under a jacket or over a jacket.

        beware the green is a very bright color!


        Women's Apparel
        US Size24 - 68 - 1012 - 1416 - 18

        32 - 33in

        (81.3 - 83.8cm)

        34 - 35in

        (86.4 - 88.9cm)

        36 - 37.5in

        (91.4 - 95.2cm)

        39 - 40.5in

        (99.1 - 102.9cm)

        42 - 44.5in

        (106.7 - 113cm)


        25.5 - 26.5in

        (64.8 - 67.3cm)

        27.5 - 28.5in

        (69.8 - 72.4cm)

        29.5 - 30.5in

        (74.9 - 77.5cm)

        32 - 33.5in

        (81.3 - 85.1cm)

        35.5 - 37.5in

        (90.2 - 95.2cm)


        34.5 - 35.5in

        (87.6 - 90.2cm)

        36.5 - 37.5in

        (92.7 - 95.2cm)

        38.5 - 40in

        (97.8 - 101.6cm)

        41.5 - 43in

        (105.4 - 109.2cm)

        45 - 47in

        (114.3 - 119.4cm)

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        Long Inseam



        How to Measure:
        For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
        Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
        Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
        Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
        Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.