Nice, but not roomy

Verified Buyer Reviewed by waf from Boston on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I bought this mostly for biking and rainy days as a replacement for an old Marmot shell that had become worn out and covered in bike grease. This is nicely made, warm and keeps me totally dry. I'm a little disappointed by the extent of the tight fit. I'm 5'8" and around 135lbs. I wear a medium in just about everything, including my older Marmot. I bought this is a medium and though it fits, the cut makes it feel constricting. Because of this, the rain coverage is minimal. It's fairly short, so there's no protection below the waist. Unlike my old jacket, this is not longer in the back and so doesn't protect your rump when you sit or bike. Though the sleeves go to my wrist, if I stretch my arms (i.e., reach out to the handlebars on my bike), the sleeves ride up a little. I was on the fence about whether to keep it or return. I decided to keep because I just couldn't find anything else in this price range that wasn't too light weight. I'm glad I did keep it, and I do like it, I just wish it were a little longer at the bottom and in the sleeves. I also wish their were one more inside pocket (this has two outside and one inside). If you're accustomed to a short, slim fit, you'll probably love this. I think it might just take me some to to get used to, as it's a different fit from the once I'm replacing. The cut, however, keeps me from giving it a full 5 stars.
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