Quality jacket

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Malabar from The Northwoods on Monday, December 1, 2014
This feels like a very high quality made jacket. I loved how long the sleeves were. I'm 5'8" and they came down to my knuckles. However the torso length was a bit short; came just to the top of my pants zipper. I bought this for casual wear, and for that it would not be warm enough most days where I live where it's in the 20s F. This is made for a higher level of activity. It has an impressive amount of waterproofing, however that makes the fabric quite stiff and noisy, and also the pockets are not very easy access. They are in a somewhat awkward position, and are not easy to get into particularly when zipped. I did love the color, I got the pink which in person was a very bright almost hot pink. Bright enough to be pretty, cheerful, and flattering, but not hi-vis neon colored. Overall, if I were buying this to wear hiking up and skiing off of mountains, I think it would be great. But for everyday wear, too stiff and noisy, pockets too inconvenient, and the deciding factor was the length being too short. For size reference, I'm about 150 lb and the small fit fine. Actually loose in the chest and shoulder area, and just about as snug as would be comfortable in the lower waist/hip area. No problem fitting a large sweater on underneath. A medium would definitely have been too big. I didn't think it had a flattering shape overall. It was a bit mannish with the larger shoulder/chest area.
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