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4 5

Pretty good

I'm small and short (5'3", 110 pounds, small busted) and ordered this coat up according to the Patagonia sizing chart. It runs very true to the sizing chart (perfect fit), and I can even squeeze the Patagonia Down Sweater Vest underneath for very cold days. This is a much more flattering coat for somebody on the short side than the longer Loft Down Parka (which is huge compared to the sizing chart and just too long for shorter gals). The jacket length comes just past my butt, which tends to be a universally flattering look. Many people have complemented me on this jacket. It's nice and warm, too. It's been warm enough on windy days at about 5F; I think with extra layers it might stay warm enough for quick outdoor jaunts up to -10F. The two (small) gripes I have are mentioned elsewhere: no wrist cuffs (so the snow can blow right up your arm if your gloves are too short) and the plastic closure snaps feel chintzy. Luckily, with Backcountry's satisfaction guarantee, if the snaps break I'll be covered. Overall, this is a nice little jacket for the money and might be just what you're looking for.

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I am the same size as you and want to buy this jacket. What size did you end up purchasing? Xsmall or small? I do not want a loose fit. Thanks!

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I tried this on in the store today. About the same size as well (5'4", 115 lbs.), and the small was perfect. Wouldn't call it loose, though I could fit a good sweater under it. Hope that helps!