resp325778 wrote a review of The North Face Gift It Down Jacket - Women's on February 11, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I loved the idea of this coat. I'm 5'8" and about 160 pounds (usually a size 12-14),and I don't consider myself a small person, so I first ordered an XL, expecting NF to run a little small. When it first came, it was huge, so I exchanged it for a smaller size (this coat does runner bigger than other NF coats). The smaller size just came, but I discovered that while the waist fit fairly snug and perfect, the chest, shoulders and arms are still several inches too big. Now, I've got quite a large bust and a smaller waist, so this is a very new and odd problem for me to have. The sleeves went to my fingertips, and everything from the waist up was huge. I cannot see myself skiing in this coat. I find it a very awkward fit and it made me look frumpy. It has lots of pockets, and stuff like that, but I don't see how anyone is shaped to fit this coat.