stenorocket wrote a review of Columbia Reach The Peak Down Hybrid Jacket - Women's on October 8, 2011
I really wanted to like this jacket but had to return it for several reasons. First, I'm 5'7", 140 lbs. and wear a size 8 or 10. I ordered a large. The length on the jacket was fine and it had a nice feminine cut. But it was completely too tight in the chest and my breasts were really compressed with the jacket zipped up (I'm a 36C). Another strange thing about the jacket was that the sleeves were nice and long, but they were also very tight. And I would say I have slender to normal-sized arms. I could not imagine even wearing a thin long-sleeved sweater under this jacket without being really uncomfortable. It's almost like this jacket was made using the sizing of a child and not a woman. However, I did like the style of the jacket. It's very thin and light and doesn't make you look like a big puffball. Also, the side paneling is awesome -- it takes some of the bulk out of the jacket and helps keep you cool under the arms. But unfortunately, the fit is just really weird for us women with curves.