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Great fit, but too light weight of zipper

    I loved the color (guacomole) and the fit. I'm 6' with long arms and the sleeves fit! It was form fitting and flattering. However, after a month of occasional use, the zipper came off. I think it was due to the zipper being less hefty due to the lightwieghtness of the jacket. Wish it had a beefier zipper!

    GREAT Jacket

      This is my favorite jacket [and I have many] because it fits great, I am 5'10" and 145 lbs. The sleeves are long and the fit is very flattering. It is light weight and warm and so
      easy to throw on over anything. Packs down very small for travelling, and is great to wear under a shell if it is very cold.

      GREAT Jacket

        This is my favorite jacket [and I have many] because it fits great, I am 5'10" and 145 lbs. The sleeves are long and the fit is very flattering. It is light weight and warm and so
        easy to throw on over anything. Packs down very small for travelling, and is great to wear under a shell if it is very cold.

        Nice fit for tall women

          I have long arms and wide shoulders, which can make it difficult to find jackets that fit. There's nothing worse than cold air seeping in around your wrists or not being able to lift your arms. The length of the arms are even a bit too long for me (I'm 5'9" and 140 lbs, bought the L) but I like how that keeps my hands warmer. I probably could have fit in the M if they had it, but am just as pleased with the L. It's still a flattering fit and lets me layer underneath a little easier.

          Love the teaberry color. I wish more winter jackets came in warm colors. Not all of us look good in jewel tones. The fabric even pretty decent at repelling water. My only complaint is that it leaks a fair bit of down.

          Super, maybe Super Duper

            Bought as a surprise for my wife as she needed something to handle the beginning of the cold season in the Midwest. Functions extremely well (so far no temps below 0) for as light as it is. As mentioned, the cut is extraordinary, however I would definitely suggest sizing as normal instead of sizing up (as another reviewer suggested) because by not letting the Sweater hug your body, you lose the appeal and intention of the fit. No feathers showing through the red exterior, construction looks solid.

            very cute and comfy, long arms

              After reading all the reviews about sizing I ordered L in gray color. (I'm 5ft6in and 140lb) way too big in the upper body. yes, hips are snug, but not too tight. Tried it on one camping trip and it works great after a rain shell (but be careful - the jacket it not super short, so make sure the shell is longer). Later I ordered teaberry color in M. I must say - it fits much better. the hip width is pretty much the same as L, but overall fit is much better. I put the two sized together and the only difference was maybe an inch width in the chest area. Sleeves are very long for both sizes (which is not bad for warming up your hands inside them), and I have normal length arms. Teaberry color is very cute. Bright, but cute.

              Sizing is off, but still worth the price.

                Pros: It is warm. I love the color - the teaberry is not as bright as I feared. It is soft and light. The Napolean pocket is nice, too!
                Cons: Sizing is off. I am 5'5" and normally wear a Medium/size 10 top. I read the reviews and so I ordered a Large. I will definitely be able to layer under this, but I think the Medium would have been okay. The sleeves on the Large are too long, and loose for me, but I can fix / live with that.
                Fluffier than the Marmot Venus that I had ordered before I found this one - I am sending the Marmot back and keeping this one for my upcoming Montana Ski vacation. All in all, worth the ~$65 I paid!

                Great jacket

                  I bought this jacket based on the reviews - I am 5'9 145 lbs and the medium is too tight of a fit. Very snug at the hips. The sleeves are great. I usually have problems with them being too short. Very light weight buy very warm. I am sending the medium back to get a larger size.

                  great down sweater

                    This down sweater comes with me on all adventures from fall through spring. The jacket fits true to size, although the arms are a little long. It is long in the body. It compresses well and is light enough for throwing in the pack 'just in case'. I got the grey/pink and the pink is VERY hot pink - just be aware. I got a medium and I'm 5'4, 135 and it is perfect. The cut is flattering. I highly recommend it!

                    Performance and Style

                      I purchased the BC Luft Down Sweater specifically for an eight night trans-sierra backpack trip in Sept. Weight, of course, is always the issue and I wasn't disappointed. This and a Gore-Tex shell were all I brought for layers. I never once got cold. This jacket is toasty warm, comfortable and soft. It just feels great. I love the way it fits. It moves so well with you. I'm average size, 5'6" and slender and I bought a medium. I read where one reviewer was disappointed with the sleeves that they were stretched out when they got it. I feel the way the sleeves are designed is a plus. I really hate sleeves that grab my wrists tight and bunch around my gloves. These sleeves fit over gloves very nicely. I'm not a flashy girl, but I went out on a limb and bought the teaberry color. It's bright and looks really sharp. When I returned from my trip I brought the jacket to work and two of my co-workers who are my height and also slender tried it on and really loved it, but for one draw back. They are both really busty ladies and the medium didn't fit around their chest. The fit is feminine and flattering, though. If you are big-busted, you may want to go up a size.

                      The only unfortunate thing, nobody's fault I believe, is somehow I got a hole in the sleeve right above the cuff. I don't when or how it happend, but feathers were coming out all over. So when I got back I contacted BC to exchange it and I explained the situation and, as usual, they were fabulous about returning it and another one is on its way. The affordability makes this a five-star beauty.


                      Performance and Style

                      for small hips and big shoulders

                        After reading all the reviews I got L (I'm 5'6 with 39inch hip and 36inch chest). I'm pretty much swimming in L on the top, but it's nice and snug in the hip... will probably do great with a layer under it, but I was hoping to use it with just microweight smartwool shirt under. The fill is very soft and comfy and it packs small, will try it on backpacking trip this in 2 days.
                        Want to try M, but now the price went up again...

                        long and lean (not for the short or pear shaped ladies out there)

                          This jacket is wonderfully cut if you're tall and slim(ish?) - I'm 5'11"/135lbs and the medium *just* fits - no sweaters under this jacket for me, which is fine since I wanted this as a slim medium warm layer under a shell.If you wear a C cup or larger, and have a "normal"-sized rib cage (I guess I'm saying if you're not petite), this cut may not work for you. I wear a mid-B cup, and if I was any larger, the medium wouldn't fit. (I did try on the large, and the arms are sooooo long you may just want to look elsewhere if the medium doesn't fit. I also have the Patagonia Upside of Down jacket, and it's a more generous feminine cut. It's a thicker down jacket as well, but not too puffy by any means.)For me, being the sasquatch that I am, the Luft's medium-sized arm length is perfectly long, and the back has ample coverage as well. The photos above depict the cut of the jacket pretty accurately. The carbon color, on my computer at least, looks a little green-grey, but it's really a very neutral light grey with a subtle golden thread interwoven with the grey.An inside pocket is nice to have, and the slightly gathered cuffs are softened by ribbed cotton on the palm side. As Martha would say, "It's a good thing." Ideally, I'd like a two-way zipper, but it's a minor complaint.(and shhhhh: I found this jacket on geartrade for a steal. You may want to check there too if you don't mind not being able to return it.)

                          Adore this jacket

                            I absolutely adore this jacket. Can't wait for the cold weather just to see how long I can get away with wearing something so light in Chicago. It's super light-weight and compressible... took it on a trip to Peru for the evenings in the mountains and wished it were colder so I could wear it more.I am about 5'7" and 135 lbs--fairly slim with long arms--a medium fit me perfectly. Many times sleeves run short and these were great. It's not bulky and is flattering to a woman's curves.The Carbon color is definitely not black--it's like a graphite gray with more of an orange than red interior. Great detail. I'd buy another just for fun (if on sale again). Recommend it and enjoy!

                            Adore this jacket

                            Size Up

                              I read some reviews before ordering, so I ordered a medium instead of small, which is what I usually order. I'm 5'5", 130 lbs with larger shoulders and an athletic build, and the medium fits me perfectly. The jacket is really warm, and I'm very pleased with the quality.


                                Got this for my lady friend. She had wanted a down sweater type jacket for awhile. She is 5'8" and the medium fit her like a charm. She likes the Teaberry color and the fit better than the patagonia down sweater. She always is cold but with this piece of gear she stays warm. comfortable and functional.

                                Good deal

                                  This down sweater did its job, and was a super deal (less than half the original price). I took it up Mt. Shasta, mainly using it when we would stop for breaks, and I certainly was not cold. The fit is not quite what I had hoped (baggy around the middle), but I will probably have it under a shell in the future anyway.

                                  Write your question here...Is the outer...

                                  Write your question here...Is the outer shell treated to be water resistant or water proof at all?

                                  No it's not treated to be water proof, but the material is slightly water resistant. I wore it out in the Black Hills when it was misty out, and it did just fine. I'd hesitate to try it in a shower or gentle rain though.

                                  What is the down to feather ratio?

                                  What is the down to feather ratio?

                                  Best Answer

                                  The down fill rating is 800. That means that 1 oz. of this down will take up 800 cubic inches of space in a controlled test. This is a relatively high fill rating, and thus this down has a relatively high warmth to weight ratio.

                                  Was this ever made in Pink? I saw someone...

                                  Was this ever made in Pink? I saw someone with one. Any chance of getting one?

                                  Does this jacket compress pretty small?...

                                  Does this jacket compress pretty small? Does it come with a stuff sack?

                                  I need a down sweater for an Alaska...

                                  I need a down sweater for an Alaska backpacking trip I'm doing this summer. It needs to fit over a couple layers. I tried on the Patagonia down sweater size S and while the arms fit perfect the length of the jacket was awkwardly short. How does this jacket compare?
                                  I'm 5'9" and 125 lb, usually wear a S. What size would you recommend? Would the body/sleeves of the jacket be long enough?

                                  I am 5' 8" and 150 lbs. I got the medium, which fits great. The sleeves come down past my wrists and to the start of my thumbs. For layering underneath, I might suggest a medium, as mine tightens up quite a bit on my bust (34D), but other than that, two layers underneath, provided they're not bulky, would work just fine. oh, and it's ridicuously comfy!

                                  what is a fabric feels like , is it shiny...

                                  what is a fabric feels like , is it shiny or nylon feel , or flat like sheets , polish feel ???? thanks

                                  The "teaberry" - is this more orange red,...

                                  The "teaberry" - is this more orange red, like dark "salmon" than red?The fit - can someone provide me with the finished jacket measurements for size "small" - shoulder width, waist, sleeves length and back length.Thanks.

                                  Am M/L in snowboarding gear. My Arc-teryx...

                                  Am M/L in snowboarding gear. My Arc-teryx softshell is a L. If something runs small, L usually works, but from the reviews, this jacket seems *exceptionally* small. Am 5"10 - the longer sleeves, lightweight and insulation sound great. Should I go XL in this case?

                                  Hi. I usually buy a small. However, your...

                                  Hi. I usually buy a small. However, your sizing chart for shirts and jackets suggest that I should order a medium. I will probably want to wear this with a turtleneck or light sweater and do not wan the jacket to be tight but also not very roomy. Do you have garment dimensions for chest, waist and hip rather than the average dimensions on your chart?

                                  Is this warm enough for most ski days if...

                                  Is this warm enough for most ski days if layered with polypro and silk?

                                  Does this product have fleece lining the...

                                  Does this product have fleece lining the pockets and or neck?

                                  I am going snow camping in a few weeks. I...

                                  I am going snow camping in a few weeks. I will be wearing wool long johns and shirt, perhaps another layer of smartwool with this jacket and a shell. is that enough? or should i layer a fleece somewhere in between? I have a MH monkey sweater i like very much. Another question is should i have the fleece on before the down or the other way around??thanks! don't wanna be cold!!

                                  I'm very interested in this down sweater...

                                  I'm very interested in this down sweater but have never tried on a Luft jacket before so am unsure of the fit. I am pretty tall and somewhat slender (5'10", 140 lbs). I normally wear a medium but hate it when a jacket is at all constricting. A couple of comments here advise to go a size up but I also don't want to swim in a large. Anyone have any advice as to what size would be best for me?

                                  Living in a cold climate, is this downfill...

                                  Living in a cold climate, is this downfill sweater warm enough to wear alone in 20 below weather or is it just a warm sweater?

                                  it is very warm! 800 fill down provides great insulation, with low weight, and you should be good to zero. you can even layer with this under another larger parka or shell, and you would be set for below zero temps. check out the picture below, this weather is like 7 degrees, and 20 mph ridge top winds.

                                  what is the difference between this and...

                                  what is the difference between this and 800 down jacket?

                                  The main difference is that the sweater built as more of a sweater. With all of the stitching it moves with you much, much more. The jacket is more of a an outer layer which moves well but doesn't stick with you quite as much as the sweater. Either way you'll love them. These are a couple of great products!

                                  Is the guacamole color as bright as it...

                                  Is the guacamole color as bright as it looks on-line? I definitely prefer color to neutrals, but I'm afraid this color is nearly fluorescent and won't be flattering.

                                  would this jacket be good for someone with...

                                  would this jacket be good for someone with a short body 5'4" a weight problem 170 bigger than average butt and a great life that wants to take her small dogs snowshoeing in the woods about a block away? I was talking to Heather last night when my I-Touch died SORRY Joan