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ald3354626 wrote a review of on June 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Wore it in Yellowstone and the Tetons in variable temps/weather. Worked just by itself and with layers under and over it. Also helped against mega winds. I'm 5' 0" about 120 lbs. and the small fit well. XS looked better (less boxy) but didn't give me any room for layers or to move freely. Tried both white and tobago blue. The feathers showed through in the white. Kept the blue. It's beautiful. And it rolls up teeny tiny. I've hunted for the right jacket for several seasons. Bought. Returned. Bought. Returned. This is a keeper!

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on January 28, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

this sweater was hideous. it's not as earthy as it looks for starters. then, there is soooo much billowy material that for a petite height (5 ft.) it falls in all the wrong places. ordered smallest size and it's still crazy. yet the arms are incredibly tight and there's no room for something underneath. so it's too big AND too small. if you have hips and are not model height, you will likely look like a clown in this getup.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on January 28, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

pretty colors and soft. ordered XS but the sleeves are very tight and long. my arms aren't thick for my size (5ft). the color block seam on the sleeves at the pink/brown fall right at the thickest part of my upper arm. the armpits pucker terribly in front and back. but the sweater does fall nicely down my frame and it's flattering from below the chest on down. i was so excited to try this on. i thought it would be a great dressy/casual piece. thought of ordering a small for looser sleeves, but that won't solve the sleeves too long issue.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on February 20, 2013

4 5

I'm on the fence about which size I'm keeping. The XS is slim and the waist curves in really nicely. The chest is slightly snug, though, and my boobs squish down. I'm a 32" bust. Not considered large at all. The small, however, is baggier everywhere else and it fits much less flattering as a result. It's boxier for sure but there's more breathing room in the chest. This info might help someone who is borderline XS/S and is pretty curvy. Thankfully, with Backcountry's return policy I can decide carefully without making a snap decision being pressured to get it back within 30 days.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on February 20, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Thought this would be "the one." I ordered the Kodiak Blue. I looked like a trash bag! It was the first thing out of my mouth when I looked in the mirror. It's very dark and shiny like a lawn and leaf bag. The elastic wrist cuffs are big and baggy, like the elastic has worn out. The sleeves just dangle. This is going back for sure

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on February 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I wanted a regular 'ol sweat jacket. Here it is. I am 5 feet tall and I bought this girls jacket thinking it would fall at the waist like a cropped sweatshirt. It did. Love it. I know I will wear this all over town for errand running on weekends and other super low-key, casual, slop-around activities. I might even order a second one and put it away so I'll have another when this one wears out.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on February 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Really like this fleece. Quality is super good. Extremely warm. Sleeves are slim, though. I can't wear this over a thick sweater; just something thin. But that's fine. One big beef: the sleeves are tooooo long! I bought the small and my arms are proportionate to my height/size. The sleeves bunch up like the Michelin tire man. They're truly about 6" too long. My hands would have to be at my mid-thighs for these sleeves to make sense. But this jacket is worth altering because it's the best fleece I've worn. Only other issue: I thought I was buying some great Norwegian brand of gear and it's made in China. Felt a little misled.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My husband wore this in Colorado in 5 degree weather with a baselayer. He said it was incredibly warm and when it got warmer (30 degrees) it was almost too warm cuz he built up a sweat just walking around. He's stoked about using it to wear to football games when the weather's frigid. Then he doesn't have to carry piles of clothes with him.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I love, love this little fleece and wanted to rationalize keeping it. But the soft pile is sparse and looked like it would wear away after only a few wearings and washings. I wasn't willing to risk it since it's expensive. I ordered another thinking it might've been a defect, but same story. The trim around the bottom of the jacket also puckered... guess where...right at the top of my butt. Not flattering.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I couldn't keep it. I'm 5'0" and 120 and ordered the Small. I'm curvy and it was very baggy at the armholes even when I tried it on with a heavy fleece underneath. I need my vests to be snug and there was no hope. I even put it over a lightweight down sweater and the armholes were still huge. They don't stock XS or I'd have tried another.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great layer and crew. I wear it over a thin black silk funnel neck and I am amazingly toasty and it looks good too. I'm 5 feet and 115 lbs. and I ordered an XS and an S. The XS was insanely tight and I like my clothes snug. The S is a flattering fit. The yellow is like a deep sun color, not blinding yellow. Not all Ibex are made in the USA, though; this is made in Canada. That's still okay by me.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My husband wore this skiing in Colorado for 4 days. He loves it and another Ibex short-sleeve woolie. He said it was the perfect layer and the orange color was hot. He is a sweathog, and he did say it smelled a little bit. But he still prefers it over synthetic, plastic clothes and is willing to rinse the shirt for another day of wear. Great, great shirt.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on November 22, 2009

4 5

Really great fleece for knocking around in and hanging around the house. I bought it to do field study work and I'm super pleased. The arms are loose and I can move in it, but it doesn't look manly. It was too long on me because I'm petite in height (5' 0"), but I still have women's curves so the length was long on the hips and squeezed a little on my hips since it should've been sitting higher up on me. I had it cut off at a tailer to be more cropped and it's awesome! Even if I hadn't had it altered, I'd still be keeping it. I'm going to buy it in red. I bought the camel color.

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ald3354626 wrote a review of on November 22, 2009

2 5

This is a great jacket for someone about 5' 2" or taller. It misses the mark for a person measuring 5' 0". It's a hair too long as a result and it makes for an uncomfortable fit because the waist curves in too low and it sits too low on the hips.
It would be great if BackCountry could provide jacket lengths. It's pretty crucial. If you're petite in height, to have the info on jacket length would spare the time and shipping costs in ordering something that will clearly not be right.
Someone who is short, but who still has a woman's curves would be better off buying a children's large.

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