So worth the price
This was my first Arc'teryx jacket ever. I practically stole it from SAC last Spring and have worn it at least a few times a week ever since.I agree with the reviewers on Arc'teryx sizing issues for us tall girls. I have discovered that I can only wear their jackets because the tops and vests are all too short. I am 5'11" and about 170 with an athletic build and I usually wear a medium top, but the sleeves and length on this jacket were too short in a medium so I sized up to a large. I'm glad I did because I can layer underneath it. It's still a bit short for my preference (when I raise my arms above my head a couple inches of my stomach is exposed) and I don't wear it as a light ski jacket, as I was hoping to do, but as a casual jacket it's so warm and soft and perfect and even up a size it still has a cute, flattering fit.I have worn it a couple times as a super warm layer under my ski shell but the hood is big and kind of gets in the way. It's definitely soft and flexible enough to make a good layering piece, but if you're going to layer I'd go for the hoodless version. I've also washed it around five times now and it still looks brand new and beads water fantastically. Go, Arc'teryx! I'm so sold.