Arc'teryx Caliber Jacket - Polartec Classic Microfleece for Women

Verified Buyer Reviewed by norcal mountaineer from Sierra Nevada, California on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Color : Charcoal
Size: M

My Stats:
Height: 5'2
Bust: 34D
Weight: 140
Torso Length for backpacks: 14.5" -15 "
Body Type: Hourglass

This jacket has a trim fit and I liked the charcoal color and the Polartec material, but found the quality of the stitching (asymmetrical across the chest) and seam placement to be less precise and well-thought-out than most Arc'teryx products. The under-bust seam that runs across the chest - hits below the nipple line, but above the bottom curve of your bust and makes your bust look ungainly and saggy (this is also somewhat apparent in the STP photo of the jacket where the model's bust is cut across the bottom by the too highly placed under-bust seam).

For me, the torso length of the jacket was quite long with the bottom of the hem hitting several inches below the groin. When I walk with the jacket on, the jacket torso works itself up and appears bunched and bubbles-up around the under-bust seam, making this seam lay across the fullest part of the bust. The resulting silhouette is sloppy and unflattering.

Perhaps this jacket will fit someone with a longer torso (2+ inches) with less volume in the bust, with the fullest part of their bust hitting closer to the collarbone to fit above the under-bust seam.
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