Kirk Wwrote a review of Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Softshell Jacket - Men's on December 12, 2016
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
There’s a lot to like about this jacket – the mid-weight fabric, placement of the pockets, hood adjustments - it even looks good! Unfortunately the cut is a bit strange.
I’m 6’2” 175 lbs and usually take a large in Black Diamond jackets. The large in this jacket was just too big in the body (I don’t care for my technical jackets to be way loose due to thermal inefficiency). The medium fit my body very well, the sleeve length was great (I have 34” arms and this jacket would have worked fine for reaching overhead), and the shoulder fit was just about right. The fatal flaw (for me) – where the arms attach to the shoulders is just too tight, causing the jacket to bind up into my arm pits.
If it fits you, I think you’ll like it. I don’t like to leave less than positive reviews for fit reasons, but the cut of this jacket is just plain weird (for me).