Reviewed by Jacqui from Colorado on Thursday, July 16, 2015
I went back and forth on this purchase while I was deciding to buy it, and then again when I was deciding if I should keep/return it. I have a couple different Mountain Hardwear jackets and I love the quality and comfort of them. This jacket (Monkista) is the same good quality, and it actually feels 'thicker' so it's even warmer than my other jackets. The color (snow) is pretty and versatile for my wardrobe. I wear a size small in the other jackets (I am 5'5 and 128lbs) and they fit well, with some room for layering underneath. I ordered a small in this and, while it fits, the shoulders fit really strangely and I don't think I'll be able to wear anything thicker than a long-sleeved shirt underneath. I don't have an odd body shape, and none of the other MH jackets have this issue. I decided on keeping the jacket because it's really nice looking and it's warm... I'm hoping it'll stretch out a bit in the shoulders and won't give me any more trouble (right now, I have to be careful when putting my arms in the sleeves and have to grab the armpit area to pull so I don't tear anything). If I were to purchase this again, I may try a size up...I was just afraid of losing the flattering silhouette and wishing I'd kept the small.