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greengirl

greengirl wrote an answer about on December 28, 2009

Rebecca, a small should be good for you. I'm 37-27-38 and 5'7" with broadish shoulders and the small fits nicely over regular indoor-thickness sweaters, but still gives a slimming fit with plenty of room to feel unencumbered. The waist nips in ever so slightly so you don't look like a guy. The coat itself is quite thin and doesn't look like it's as warm as it is. My husband can't understand how I stay cozy in such a thin-looking coat. It doesn't look all stuffed with feathers like lower-quality puffers do. Thumbs up for 700-fill down! It really is super warm and holds its own on long walks in sub-zero-before-you-add-the-wind-chill temps! I love it so much I'm getting a 2nd one in the vintage white.

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greengirl

greengirl wrote a review of on October 29, 2009

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I need to make a correction to my review below. I was mistaken in stating that there were changes to the shirts from last year. Last year, I ordered the "Midweight Zip T," rather than the "NTS Midweight Zip T" shown here. So, the "changes" I mentioned below are actually comparisons between the NTS and the non-NTS midweight, the non-NTS being the one WITH princess seams (and it still has them, including the standard shoulder seam and thinner borders at the cuffs and bottom edge). Sorry for the confusion! Still great shirts!

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greengirl wrote a review of on October 29, 2009

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Smartwool keeps changing their shirts for better and worse. If you bought a women's shirt from them maybe 4 years ago, you should know that they run much smaller now. Also, the great princess seams that help accentuate the feminine form are now gone. There is now just a side seam. Also, the shoulder seam is different. It used to be just a standard seam; now it's two seams.

A great change is that the shirts are now much longer. The shirt I just bought measures a full 4" longer than the same sized shirt I got last year. Body length is 24" for M and 25" for L. Also, the cuffs and bottom edge of the top now have a wider border.

If you're on the fence between SmartWool and IceBreaker, Smartwool is softer, has more of a "nap," and conforms more to the body. Icebreaker is smoother, with less of a nap, but also rougher on the skin and generally does not conform to curves as well (although their BodyFit is as good at this). If you like your tops to hug your waist, I recommend SmartWool over Icebreaker.

As for size, I'm 36-27-38 and wear both medium and large. Both sizes still show off my figure without making me look like a guy.

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greengirl wrote an answer about on October 29, 2009

I just read the label on my Backcountry.com Rime Jacket, which is made of Polartec Power Shield like these pants.

What is says about Polartec Power Shield:
- Extremely Abrasion Resistant
- Blocks 98% of the wind
- Water Repellant
- Highly Breathable
- Stretch for active comfort
- Less noise than a hardshell
- warmth w/o weight
- Machine Washable

Hope this helps anyone with questions!

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greengirl wrote a question about on July 30, 2009

Hi. What's the inseam for size 8 regular and tall? The size chart says regular is 31", but I've read elsewhere -- like on the North Face site -- that it's 32" and that talls are 34". But then I've read reviews here and elsewhere that say the inseam is way too short on the regular pant. So, does anyone know what the deal is?

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