Runs large, very warm

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sonjmarie from Chicago on Wednesday, December 28, 2016
I bought this for a cold (0 degree F) snowshoeing hike into a cabin wearing a backpack and pulling a sled. I was hoping for something that would breathe well and keep me warm. It did the job. I got the blue color and it's gorgeous! I got a lot of compliments on it. I was warm enough when hiking with just a base layer that I needed to unzip the coat. I took the fur off for the sportier activities, but put it back on for wearing around the city. I bought the size on the size chart to fit my bust measurement and I could have easily sized down one or two sizes. I kept it to wear with heavy layers, but doubt I'll ever need much layering as the jacket is so warm itself. I'm short and heavier (5'3" and 180 with a larger chest). I bought a 16 based on chest and waist measurement and there was a lot of room in the hips and stomach for me even though I carry my weight in the stomach. I like where the jacket hits on my hip, but it is on the shorter size for someone tall. The arms are long for me - if they had a petite in stock, I'd go for that in the future. The hood is way too big on me. I have trouble with hats fitting right, so if you have a small head, be prepared for the hood to fall over your eyes. You can snug it down, but with the fur, it is still blinding. The jacket has double cuffs with a really soft fleece that fit in my ski gloves well with loose enough outer cuffs to pull over the glove gauntlet. The fleece lining of the pockets is my favorite part - very cozy and keeps my hands warm in 30 degree weather without gloves.
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