So I got this jacket, thinking to size up would be a good idea. (Because its a European line). Im almost done with the guessing game of euro fit. This jacket seems high quality, and looks AWESOME. Its lightweight, compressable, and im sure warm(if I had the right fit). Again, like some rab jackets ive tried in Large, which were to small, this one a swiss line I ordered a XL. Im 6'3" 185ish.I was kinda swimming in it. could probably cram a basketball in the stomach area if I really tried. Also could have had some fat arms and fit in this jacket.
So a quick simple review. Sizing is WEIRD, maybe this jacket fits closer to american sizing? But then the neck was pretty dang tight when zipped, I prob. could have choked myself out if I looked down for more than 10 sec. Zipper was hard to get started(but I could care less about that)sleeves were a bit long and roomy chest was overly roomy. Of course all this said maybe a Large would be great(minus the neck tightness)(and no,I dont have roid neck)So im returning this, but I would like to get another in a smaller size, however due to this being the 4th jacket shipped back for try ons, this is getting expensive. So I may wait and try to figure out the grand mystery/guessing game of European lines. One more note, I love some of these Euro companies stuff, its also nice to have something other than North Face,(though at least NF sizing is predictable) no offence just where I live its becoming like affliction wear. If anyone has any ideas on how to better gauge foreign line sizing please let me know, BC is the only source I have for these uniques lines, Thanks, Ill try to post a pick if anyone has even finish reading this rant. Just honestly trying to help out another gear schmuck like myself.