Reviewed by ChillyDog from Upstate, NY on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
It has always been tough for me to find a jacket (or anything else for the upper body, for that matter) that fits. I am 5'9" with broad shoulders and long arms. So if something fit me through the shoulders and arms, it was huge and totally unflattering through the trunk. If I got something that fit nicely through the trunk, my arms stuck out of the sleeves and I felt like I must look like a gorilla. Ugh. This coat is perfect. The sleeves are longer and have a velcro tab that tightens them around your gloves. It even has a liner with thumb holes and a hidden inner band around the waist to keep out the cold. It is warm and dry without being huge and boxy. Very smooth, clean lines, and flattering. The hood has a good bit of room, enough for at least a woolly hat. It has lots of pockets and also comes down to my hips. If you are a woman with shorter arms, this is probably not the coat for you, but if you are like me, this is a good one. In Columbia brand coats, I wear a large. Here I got an XL with no regrets.