Better fit than arc'teryx
Reviewed by Cosmic Alchemist from WA high desert on Friday, June 30, 2017
I've tried a lot of different rain jackets on here and I haven't found one that fit me well. I got the marmot trench coat in a large, way too big, sent it back, got the arc'treyx norvan in medium, way too tight and lack of pockets, sent it back, tried a cheaper under amour rain jacket, it was bright neon green and plasticity feeling and had a cheap mesh that I knew I'd rip on the inside, medium was a little tight with layers and large was too big, those went back, tried the arc'teryx zeta lt in medium, it was also too tight too, so I returned it. I finally got this jacket in size 14, even though I'm usually a small-medium, size 6-8 usually, this is a UK 14, not an American, and they say it's more like a US 12, but I'd say more like an 8 or 10. The arms are long on me, I'm 5feet 4 inches tall, about 135lbs. and even though it is not gortex, the event fabric seems comparable, maybe a little thicker. I can comfortably fit 2 warm hoodies under it and zip it without getting my chest squashed in the zipper, so that's a plus. I like the 2 zipper system because I wouldn't be able to sit down in the jacket if it didn't have it. I also like that it has 2 large outside pockets, although they're a little high for my taste because I'm not a mountaineer cubit if you get the jacket for it's intended purpose and not just to use as an everyday rain jacket like I would use it for, it probably is beneficial.