5 star...if it fits

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Emm from Seattle, WA on Wednesday, November 23, 2016
I really wanted this jacket for backcountry skiing in the wet PNW, where down is useless on a winter's day. However, I could not find the right fit for the purpose. I ordered both a medium and a large, whereas I wear size small/medium; 4-6; athletic shoulders (climbing/skiing/running/lifting). The medium had ample room in the body, but was too narrow around neck and shoulders; and would not allow for comfortable layering in the winter. The large was correct in neck and shoulders, but the body length and girth was too big and billowy. Sleeve length was good in both sizes (I like long sleeves, to tuck my hands into when necessary), but very trim around the wrists; the arms were equally trim in both sizes. Everything else besides the fit was perfect: weight; materials; general design; warmth; hood that fits over helmet and is adjustable. The fit isn't stylish. It is boxy and designed for technical use, not fashion. The woman's large felt larger than my husband's medium in this jacket, except for neck line.
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