5'9, 41 chest, 31 waist, 170 lbs, athletic build / purchased Medium/ Color Kingfisher
75% of the time I have to wear a suit to work. I needed a versatile 3/4 length to accommodate a suit underneath. This does the job perfectly and for those times that I don’t wear a suit jacket, it doesn’t look like I am wearing a tent. So this works great for me.
However I am not giving it 5 stars for the fit because I don't think "fit" is a good criteria in helping you decide if this jacket is right for you as what fits me may not fit you at all.
So here is why I am giving it 5-stars:
Finish: Superb, stitching is sharp, straight and doesn’t bunch up the material. The cuts are definitely precise .
Materials: Top notch, high quality Gortex
Style: Crisp, tailored look, modern and yet won't go out of style with next season. I like the fact that there are only two pockets semi hidden outside of the jacket. Any more pockets and this jacket would look a little less formal and more utilitarian.
Versatility: Terrific, wear to a pub and not look overdressed, wear it to work and not look underdressed.
Functionality: The taped front zipper (instead of buttons) are my preference. I am looking for windproof and waterproof: buttons don't stop the wind like zippers do. Front pockets are zippered and taped as well. I appreciate the reflective material on the back collar. The collar also protects my neck really well. It’s amazing how this jacket transforms from one purpose to another. The front zipper is bidirectional: you can open it from the top or bottom if you're at a bathroom stall. There is no insulation in this jacket, just protection from wind and rain therefore it packs easily and weights next to nothing.
Color: Kingfisher is the color I purchased and is a perfect tint of Navy which eschews towards slate (not purple)....
This was a great purchase decision for me.