Delina C.wrote a review of The North Face FuseForm Brigandine 2L Insulated Jacket - Women's on December 9, 2015
Fit: True to size
I ski in the NE where it's often in the minus temps plus wind chill. The description and gearheads all make it seem like a warm jacket, but when I wore it outside on a 50 degree day with one base layer, it didn't seem like that warm of a jacket. I need something to keep me warm on the lift when it's -18 and I just don't believe there's any way this jacket will do that, and I don't want to try it out and be wrong. I don't want to have to wear a down layer under my jacket-- I want the jacket to do that.
But, if you live out West where it is not that cold, I think this would be a fine jacket. The zippers are stiff, especially the pit zips, which felt kind of uncomfortable, but presumably the jacket would relax after a few wearings. For me, it's really the fact that it just doesn't seem that warm. For sizing, I'm 5'8 and 135 and ordered a medium. It fit, but it wouldn't if I was going to put a down layer under. For layering I'd probably try a large-- but I'm returning it and getting the patagonia primo down instead.