i bought this jacket in a small, i'm 5'3...
i bought this jacket in a small, i'm 5'3 118 pounds. the length is right at the waist which is fine until you raise your arms, i had to keep pulling it down. and the sleeves are ENORMOUS. way too big for anyone who would order a small jacket...there are no people on the planet with arms that big that would order a small jacket. on the other hand....super warm, if the waist stays down. very unflattering fit. i just returned it for this years model, does anyone know if the fit has been streamlined at all? are the arms still huge and the waist too short?
Jenny. The Sub Zero Jacket has been around for 12+ years now and it has been patterned and fit the same since the beginning. I hear you on the fit... but, for many for a long time it has fit just fine. If you are looking for a more flattering fit in a down coat I would consider the women's Phantom Jacket from Mountain Hardwear or perhaps the DownTown Jacket... also from Hardwear. Hopefully, with one of those jackets you find a fit that... fits! Also, if you are looking for a longer jacket, anything that says 'Parka' in our line is an inch to two inches longer in length which may help to solve your waist staying down issue. Hope this helps!
Hi Jon, thanks for you response. I had already ordered a newer version of this jacket, (2009) in grasshopper, i wanted to give it a try anyway event though you suggested trying the parka or downtown model. So glad I did! the fit is completely different, I got the same size (small) and the length is longer, it stays put better, the sleeves are more streamlined, and best of all I love it! So happy I got the Mountain Hardware jacket I wanted : )