Snoboarder wrote an answer about Columbia Lay 'D' Down Jacket - Women's on January 5, 2013
The fit on the ladies version is much more feminine and looks more flattering. The ladies has the wrist gaiters, which I would never do without for snowboarding, glued zippers and overall better jacket. My daughter fit in the girls 14/16 and the ladies XS. We ended up with the ladies XS . More money but a nicer jacket in my opinion.