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OlyaN wrote a review of on October 18, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this vest, it's soft, warm, compresses very small into it's own stuff sack, roomy hood, flattering cut. I only had to return mine because it ran almost a full size too big. I tried to make it work by wearing a thick winter hoody underneath, but even then size M felt too roomy. I'll be definitely replacing it with a smaller size (esp. if there's more color selection, I used to have light blue one and loved it. The new colors are a bit too trendy, and aside from black, they don't go with too many items in my wardrobe).

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OlyaN wrote a review of on October 18, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

A very nice jacket, warm, well-made, which is to be expected of OR brand. Their jackets tend to run half or full size too big, so if you are between sizes, go with smaller one. The only downside is that the cut is quite boxy, so there's a lot of fabric around my waist, while being just right around my hips (and my waist is not tiny by any means). Also, I'm 5'7" and it hits me only about 1" below my hip bones. Since I got it on sale, it's worth keeping. But if I were to buy a quality softshell for full price, I'd look for a more feminine cut.

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OlyaN wrote an answer about on November 22, 2011

I ordered the blue one and the design is like in the photo of the red jacket. Major disappointment, since the one I got does not have cuffs with thumb holes. Also, the lighter blue color is very bright. I chatted with a sales rep about this and I'm surprised to see that a week later they still haven't updated the photos (MH website has them).

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OlyaN wrote a review of on November 11, 2011

3 5

Nice jacket for the price. Pretty warm, water and windproof (a bit noisy though, but not too much). Hood and pockets lined with soft fabric. It does run big though (could be the brand thing? My SD rain jacket runs big too). I usually wear medium in other brands for heavy weight fleece layer underneath, or small for a slimmer fit with lighter layers. I can wear this jacket in XS with a cotton fleece hoodie underneath. It's also cut straight, tighter around the hips, roomy around the waist. But when it's on, it looks pretty darn good, if you don't size up too much. I'm 5'7" and about 140 lbs, size 8 in bottoms and S in tops. One annoying thing about this jacket is the stiff zipper. You have to keep it unzipped down to the collar bone if you don't want the top of the zipper to curl and dig into your chin/neck.

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OlyaN wrote a review of on May 24, 2011

love it
5 5

This jacket feels weightless and breathable. Perfect for cool days, hiking and running. The Steel color is very nice, not your boring black, and has very subtle pattern to it. I'm 5'7" and about 135lbs, usually wear small for the top and 6/8 for the bottoms. I got this jacket in US 8/UK 10 after reading that it runs small and it's an excellent fit for me, but I wouldn't say it's fitted. There's still plenty of room to wear thicker fleece top underneath. The sleeves are perfect length though, I think if I went a size smaller for a more fitted look, the sleeves would be too short. Overall I love it! I'd give it a 6th star if it had a hood that you could stuff into the collar :)

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