between sizes

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Emm from Seattle on Thursday, November 17, 2016
Exactly what I wanted for backcountry skiing (warm layer to keep in pack), but not a good fit. This is supposed to be a fitted jacket, worn over a shirt or two at most, and is not a roomy jacket despite the boxy appearance of the cut. The torso is short so as to clear a harness (good!); the hood fits over a helmet (good) with a lot of adjustability; the body has ample space (good) and sleeve length is long (good!) but constrictive around wrists (hmmm...); the problem is that this jacket, even as a fitted layering piece of outerwear, is a tad too narrow around neck, and bust for proper layering in winter. I have athletic shoulders and arms (climbing/lifting/body type); small to normal bust 32/34bc, and typically wear a size small or medium (4-6). I ordered this jacket in medium, and the fit around chest will not allow for enough layering in winter. Shoulders were fine with a wool shirt underneath, but would prefer more room in shoulders and in chest. For backcountry in winter, the insulated layer needs to be fit over a few layers of shirts in the damp PNW. Emergency layer also needs to be more roomy to fit over injured skier/climber. Returned.
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