It FIT!!! I held off on doing the review until after gifting it because i really thought it may have been too large. Patagonia has a tendency to run a wee bit on the small side, but after "chatting" with some of the customer service reps who checked and re-checked i was pretty comfortable with ordering the XL. Recipient is 5' 8", longish torso(short legs) and broad chested...this fit fine...a wee bit large, but i know a Large would have been too tight in the chest. It is loose around the bottom which I liked but some readers complained about (cold air etc) but if it had been tight i think it would have hung a bit funny. This was a great bargain...and "recipient" is quite happy with it..and he is a hard one to buy for..but he is a sucker for patagonia and fleece.