Harbor Springs, MI, Prescott, AZ, Ojai, CA
I have the M and it is what I would call true to size. I nearly went up a size, then decided against it, and I'm glad I did. I'm 5'9.5" tall and 145 lbs with an athletic build. Long arms and long torso...it fits great and I have layers (2 light cotton shirts) under it with no issues. The collar does NOT choke me as one reviewer suggested...it is tall and comfy (and I do have a long neck to cover). Not tight - not baggy - just right!
Just received my MH Monkey fleece! It is wonderful and I am not disappointed - especially since I did a Black Friday sale to get it! Woot! First - size. This was a dilemma - M or L? I usually wear a M and ordered same, even tho some said to size up; I am 5'9.5" tall, 145 pounds - athletic build. It fits just as expected - sleeves long enough - and I've got 2 thin cotton shirts underneath (because I had them on anyway) - one SS and one LS - plenty of room and still moving! I did NOT need to size up & am glad I did not. Second - color. I ordered the Iris Glow...lovely and rich...almost what I call a 'royal' purple - not bluish, not mauve - and not so dark as to be 'wine' (redish). Just a great purple! I like that it is one of the deeper tones b/c lighter fleece colors will show the grime on the collars and cuffs - this one will not!
So, I'm thrilled with the jacket, the price I paid, the free shipping - and it was here in 2 days as promised - just in time for Ohio's arrival of cold weather! Thanks Backcountry! Now, I want another one!