At Home Fitting Room: Waterproof Jackets, Hiking Clothes, & Hiking Shoes

In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

It has been a while since we've had an At Home Fitting Room post!  I've had plenty to show you, but very little time to actually get everything shot and written about and posted.  And it seems like the turnaround for these items is usually so short that once I get them and have time to show you, nothing is available anymore.  Let me know if you still want to see items tried on even if they are no longer available.  I can remember this going forward.

Plus, I have tried to be a lot more picky and particular about what I am buying these days.  We have been trying to save up for our big trip, so I've mainly been purchasing items specific to the trip. Some of that is clothes though, which brings us to this post.

In prepping for our big trip to Iceland, Liverpool, and Scotland, I knew I needed a good waterproof jacket.  I tried on SO MANY looking for something that fit halfway decent.  It was such a chore that I knew I needed to document it and review everything for y'all.  In the process, I also tried on some other outdoor plus size bottoms and hiking shoes as well.





- I bought the items in this post. All opinions presented are my own and without influence. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. -
Before we get started, I am 5'9", typically wear a 22/24, wear a 40B bra, a size 11 wide shoe, and my measurements are 52/49/58.

In looking for actual stores to try on jackets in person, there were very little options.  There is a Columbia store in Portland that I never had time to make it to. I did get to a Kohl's where they carried a few styles of Columbia jackets, but only to a 2X.  Because of my tummy and hips, men's styles seemed to be my best bet because women's 3Xs (the largest size) just barely fit.  And seeing as how I will be in some colder climates where layering is key, I needed to make sure whatever jacket I chose had some wiggle room for extra layering.

While I wasn't married to the Columbia brand in terms of finding a jacket, there were fewer options still of actual waterproof jackets versus water repellent. Various plus size brands tend to have some jacket options, but most of them are not waterproof.  When a friend suggested I check the plus size brand Ulla Popken (thanks, Kelly!) I was very happy to find actual waterproof jackets up to a size 32/34!  While I was hoping to find something with a cinched waist instead of a boxy cut, my search turned up nothing for waterproof jackets in a 3X or higher.  Being over-prepared is a blessing and a curse, because now Ulla Popken has a cinched waist waterproof jacket available.

With just a couple exceptions, everything I am trying on in this post was ordered via Amazon Prime Wardrobe.  While their plus size selection is slim, they did have a lot of Columbia options available for me to try in both men's and women's sizes.  This was helpful since I didn't have any time to get to an actual store in the city.  With Prime Wardrobe you can order the items, try them on when they arrive, and only pay for what you keep.  You have a few days to make that decision before shipping the items back.  It has been a great way for me to try lots of shoe options as well.

In trying these items on, I am wearing a long sleeve tee and a fleece jacket underneath to make sure I had room for layering.



Jackets & Vest

In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Plus Size Switchback III Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Plus Size Switchback III Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Women's Plus Size Switchback III Jacket, 3X, $50

In searching for a jacket, I also did not want just a black jacket; because most people have black jackets and I didn't want to be most people.  This particular style came in lots of colors, so I was hopeful that if it fit, I could choose whatever color I wanted.  As you can see though, it doesn't fit.  It was incredibly tight and too short for my liking. It does have a stowaway hood, but that's about all it has going for it.  You are also going to want to make sure that any windbreaker or jacket you get like this is lined, even if it is just the thin mesh.  Otherwise, it will stick to you and be generally very sweaty and humid inside your jacket should you have any bare skin touching the unlined material.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Splash A Little II Plus Size Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Splash A Little II Plus Size Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Splash A Little II Plus Size Jacket, 3X, $100

I was excited about this one because of the longer length, but you can see it was still way too fitted for me.  I did appreciate that the hood was big enough for my head and hair, and the jacket is lined. Again, the women's 3Xs in Columbia barely fit me with just a tee underneath.  With the added layers, they were all incredibly tight.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Men's Diablo Creek Rain Shell) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Men's Diablo Creek Rain Shell) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Men's Diablo Creek Rain Shell, 3X, $90

This is one of the better fitting men's jackets.  Typically, with the men's styles, if it fit my hips it would be way too big in the chest and shoulders.  If it fit my chest and shoulders okay, it would be tight on my hips.  The hood is big enough for my head, the jacket is lined, and it was somewhat roomy.  Although, you can see it was still a little tight in the hips with my layers on.
I do like that the Columbia jackets had adjustable Velcro wristbands to keep the sleeves from hanging down.  But the Velcro closures over the zipper got old really fast!  Not a fan of those.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Plus Size Arcadia II Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Women's Plus Size Arcadia II Jacket, 3X, $65-ish

Just no.  As you can see, I can't even get this 3X on properly.  It was way too tight in the arms with my layers on.  It is lined though.  If you are smaller than a 22/24, this could be a decent option for you.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Men's Pouration Waterproof Rain Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Men's Pouration Waterproof Rain Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Men's Pouration Waterproof Rain Jacket, 3X, $90

The other annoying thing about shopping in the men's department? Typical male colors when I had my heart set on something more feminine.  This one fit okay.  It was a little tight in the hips, but was fine elsewhere.  It is also lined, which is a plus.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Big and Tall Men's Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Big and Tall Men's Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Big and Tall Men's Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket, 3X, $50

I debated on this one.  The fit was overall good.  The hips were tight when sitting with the jacket zipped and the arms were very big, but it otherwise worked fine.  While it is lined on the front, it is not lined in the back.  Kohl's did actually carry this style, which I tried on in a 2X when I was in store.  I was able to find it on Amazon when I got home and ordered the 3X to try.  It was on my short list, plus the color is pretty.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Big and Tall Men's Watertight II Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Big and Tall Men's Watertight II Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Big and Tall Men's Watertight II Jacket, 3X, $33-$125

This is Sean's jacket for the trip that we actually bought for him a couple months ago via Amazon.  It is lined and is a comfortable fit for him.  While this is plenty roomy for me, with the shoulders and chest and arms being so large I just felt like a lumpy Stay Puft Marshmallow lady.  It didn't make me feel good or cute, which is another HUGE issue in trying to find a practical but stylish jacket.  I'm going to be taking a TON of photos on my trip, some of them being in whatever jacket I chose.  I want to feel good.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Plus Size Benton Springs Full-Zip Fleece Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Women's Plus Size Benton Springs Full-Zip Fleece Jacket, 3X, $35-$40

And as a side not, this is the fleece jacket I bought as one of my layers.  It is 100% polyester, machine washable, has a zipper closure, and zipper pockets.  It is certainly a little short and is more fitted, but that works for using it as a layering piece.  I was able to get it on sale for $35 via Amazon, but had to settle for the blue color.  However, blue being a neutral means it will go with most things.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Plus Size Benton Springs Vest) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Plus Size Benton Springs Vest) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Women's Plus Size Benton Springs Vest, 3X, $35

Same for the vest.  I got it on sale for $35 via Amazon.  It is a nice warm layer that I am sure I will need more than any of the other jackets I have prepped for the trip.  The grey seemed like the best option for it going with most of my outfits if need be.  While I didn't have luck with Columbia jackets in a 3X, I did have more luck with these layering pieces and actual clothing from the brand.  I bought a thermal top on clearance from the Columbia website in a 3X that fits great.  There are also bottoms a little farther down that you can see on me.  I am disappointed that these companies have yet to expand their sizing in any given thing. A 3X is the largest size at Columbia and is really hit or miss for me as someone that wears a 3X.  And, as you have seen, all the 3X jackets were sorely lacking in terms of fit.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Ulla Popken Reflective Rainbow Stripe Triple Function Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Ulla Popken Reflective Rainbow Stripe Triple Function Jacket, 24/26, $130

Now, on to my Ulla Popken find.  I did have to do a little bit of settling on this one, but it was honestly the best option out of everything I tried on.  I wanted to make sure I found a jacket in time, and frankly I was sick of searching.  I was so worried that if I didn't get this one, I wouldn't find anything else.
I'm glad I bought it because I do like it.  It is a very well-made jacket with waterproofing on the zipper even.  This is a windproof, waterproof, breathable jacket with a lining, drawstring hood, and armpit vents.  Since I had to settle for a black jacket, I do like that it has these reflective oil slick-colored strips to add some interest.
I ordered a 24/26 so it would fit my hips.  As you can see, it is still a bit larger and boxy.  I totally could have used a 20/22 up top, but then it wouldn't have fit my hips as well.  It is roomy enough to be comfortable, but fits me better than the men's jackets I tried on.
They now have a green jacket that is basically the same style.

In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Ulla Popken Reflective Rainbow Stripe Triple Function Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Ulla Popken Reflective Rainbow Stripe Triple Function Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom
In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Ulla Popken Reflective Rainbow Stripe Triple Function Jacket) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom





Bottoms

In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Plus-Size Anytime Outdoor Boot Cut Pant) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Plus-Size Anytime Outdoor Boot Cut Pant, 24W, $23 - $55

In my search for lightweight items to wear for this 3-week trip (because I need all the packing help in terms of not overpacking and utilizing every inch and every pound of space), I decided to try these hiking pants from Columbia.  Again, I bought them via Amazon to test them out since I could easily return them if they didn't fit.  I initially bought a black pair for $23 (regular $55) and they fit so well I ordered a second black pair.  When the green went on sale, I also ordered a pair of those.
The fabric is 96% Nylon and 4% Elastane, so they are very stretchy and comfortable.  They are also incredibly lightweight, don't seem to wrinkle, are machine washable, water repellent, and have UPF50 sun protection.  The waist has a zipper and hook and eye closure with a drawstring.  These pants are mid-rise with a 32-inch inseam, so you will definitely need to hem them if you are shorter than I.
They are stretchy enough that I can wear my compression leggings underneath for the days I need extra layers.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Plus-Size Anytime Outdoor Long Short) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Plus-Size Anytime Outdoor Long Short, 24Wx13, $45-$65

I had such great success with the pants, I decided to try the shorts version.  While these are the same fabric (96% Nylon, 4% Elastane), they have a slightly different waistband and fit.  I wasn't happy with how they fit my tummy, nor did I like the way the extra fabric in the crotch sat and gave me a camel-toe looking situation.  With a longer shirt covering the crotch they were fine, but I didn't want to have to be dependent on only wearing them with longer items.  They are machine washable, water repellent, and have UPF50 sun protection.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Plus-Size Just Right Skort) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Plus-Size Just Right Skort, 24W, $65

Again, because of the lightweight, comfortable fabric, I decided to go ahead and try as many pieces as I had access to.  The skort was incredibly comfortable, though too short and too tight for my personal taste.  Same fabric (96% Nylon, 4% Elastane), machine washable, water repellent, UPF50 sun protection, and button fly closure.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Plus Size Saturday Trail II Convertible Pant) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Plus Size Saturday Trail II Convertible Pant, 24W Regular, $40-$60

These are a different fabric, but still comfortable to wear.  They are water repellent and mid rise, with UPF50 sun protection.  The problem comes in the zip-off legs.  The area where the zipper is around my thigh has zero stretch, as you can imagine.  It is incredibly tight and would be very uncomfortable to walk or sit or climb in.  If you have thinner legs, the short has a 10" inseam.





Shoes

In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Suede Waterproof Boot) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Suede Waterproof Boot
9.5 M US, $80
I do have hiking shoes that I love (Reebok is my fave!), but I was looking for a more waterproof option because of where we are going.  I tried both men's and women's styles just in case.  These men's 9.5 regular width were a little short and certainly not roomy enough.  I did like the way they looked and loved the taller ankle area.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Crestwood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Women's Crestwood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
11 M US, $80
Loved the way these looked, but as a women's 11 regular width they were too short and needed more room in the toe.  I tried on all these shoes with my Smartwool hiking socks, which are a little thicker than a typical sock.  These shoes squeezed my foot a lot and were far too uncomfortable in both width and length.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Teva Women's Arrowood 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Teva Women's Arrowood 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe
11 M US, $90
These looked very modern and stylish to me.  I felt very cool in them.  They are very lightweight, but not as hardcore for hiking.  And while they are extremely comfortable and fit well, I just felt like they weren't quite as supportive on the inside as I would need.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Men's Redmond Waterproof Hiking Shoe) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Men's Redmond Waterproof Hiking Shoe
9.5 D US, $90
Another men's style, this time in a wide width.  These were definitely still a little short and seemed even shorter and more narrow than the regular width. I was not impressed with Columbia's shoe offerings.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (Columbia Women's Wahkeena Waterproof Hiking Shoe) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

Columbia Women's Wahkeena Waterproof Hiking Shoe
11 M US, $70
These, however, fit decently width-wise and seemed pretty comfortable overall.  I love the color and look of them.  Aside from the waterproof part, they are similar in look to the hiking shoes I already own though.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (KEEN Women's Terradora Waterproof Hiking Shoe) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

KEEN Women's Terradora Waterproof Hiking Shoe
11 M US, $130
I really like the color and texture of this shoe.  I love the look of them!  The fit was pretty good.  They were comfortable and roomy enough.  But they were very stiff to walk in.  It seemed like that would be a comfort issue for my feet in a short amount of time.


In today’s At Home Fitting Room post, Hailey is trying on lots of outdoor apparel for an upcoming vacation!  Waterproof jackets, outdoor/hiking clothing bottoms, and waterproof hiking shoes are featured. (New Balance Women's 13501 Fresh Foam Walking Shoe) – DivineMrsDiva.com #Columbia #KEEN #Teva #UllaPopken #NewBalance #hiking #outdoor #fatgirlshiking #plussizetravel #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #outfit #plussizecasual #fittingroom

New Balance Women's 13501 Fresh Foam Walking Shoe
11 D US, $97
Last but not least.  These wide width New Balance shoes were wide enough and extremely comfortable.  They fit the best out of all of these options.  They were also not crazy heavy, which is always another big issue for travel. As I type this, they are down to $77!



What are your favorite outdoor brands or items in these categories?  Do you have trouble finding more practical items like this?  Have you been to Iceland, Liverpool, and/or Scotland and have any recommendations for me (packing, places to eat, things to do, must-sees)?



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