Megawrote a review of Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hooded Down Jacket - Women's on April 1, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I love this jacket. I did fairly extensive research before purchasing. I wasn't sure if the XL was going to be too large or not since I am in between sizes. I ordered the XL and it felt just a little on the large side, so I also ordered the L to try on. The L fit just fine, but not with as much room for holding things in the pockets. So I decided to stay with the XL. Maia helped me get that all arranged, and made it completely painless. The pockets on this are large enough and secure enough that I don't need to carry a purse when I wear it, which is lovely. I love the purpley color of the dark tannin jacket. And the stretch in this is impressive. It keeps me warm in all the temps I have thrown at it thus far, (which is probably down to about 28 F at this point, but I am hoping to put it through more soon.) and I also don't overheat in it too quickly either. It seems to keep me at the right temperature across many different ambient temps, even inside my office where it runs just a little cool sometimes. Also it feels fairly durable compared to any other down jacket I have handled. I was showing it to my husband, and he liked it so much that we ordered him the men's version. BC's customer service is so good, I was able to just send Maia an email of what he wanted, and she made it happen. Thanks Maia!