Laura L.wrote a review of The North Face Makani Softshell Jacket - Women's on April 5, 2013
I am 5'4#, 130 pounds, standard proportions. The Small is a flattering fit, with room layering. I find the Weimaraner color very beautiful. It is a subtle medium brown that goes well with both black and warm greys and looks different (but always pretty) in different lights.
My standard winter coat is the North Face Arctic Parka, which has a similar cut. This coat is much more flattering because it doesn't have all that poofy down - I find the Arctic pooches in the middle and makes my arms look beefy. That said, the Arctic will still be my go-to in the middle of winter, but this coat has been comfortable in the 30s and 40s.
This is my first soft shell product it is a little stiffer than I'd imagined, but still comfortable.
Why only 4 stars? As another reviewer notes, the sleeves are ridiculously long, far longer than those on the Artic parka. I almost returned the coat because the length made the sleeves bunch unattractively. However, there is a seam and then a decorative edge on the sleeve, which enabled me to tuck it under neatly. Because there is a (shorter) inner sleeve, the outer sleeve stays tucked when I take the coat on and off.