Great features but runs a bit small

Reviewed by Value Shopper in East Tennessee from Oak Ridge, TN on Friday, February 24, 2012
This jacket is really nicely made and has a number of great features, like pit-zips, velcro for adjusting the hood, velcro and elastic for the cuffs, and true water-proof construction.

It is also more "constructed" and fitted than the description implied to me. That would ordinarily be a good thing since it would fit more attractively and look less utilitarian; however, in this case, it just meant it was a bit tight. I usually wear a small/medium (size 6-8), and I ordered a medium. I was anticipating it to be loose enough to wear a light fleece underneath. Unfortunately, the fit across chest/back is too snug and doesn't allow for the range of motion I'd want for hiking or other outdoor activities, even without any extra layers. I suspect that although a large will fit better across the chest, the arms will then be too long.

I like the jacket and love the beautiful turquoisy-blue color, but I'll be returning it. Although the price was great and it's an attractive jacket, it doesn't seem like it will suit my needs.
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Outdoor events games
  • Cons: Poor Fit, Stiff Material
  • Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
  • Length: Feels true to length
  • Pros: Blocks Wind, Flattering, Great technical features, High Quality, Nice Color, Versatile, Waterproof
  • Sizing: Feels too small
  • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?: No
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