Theresa D.wrote a review of The North Face Fuse Brigandine Jacket - Women's on April 18, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Getting back to slopes after many years. All my gear, while still in good condition , was ~40 lbs and a child ago. Recently I went around to find a new shell and ran into “ sizing” issues with damn near every jacket I tried on. They all started out great until i tried to zip them up around my hips. To say it was depressing is an understatement. After pouring over reviews , and looking at jacket features I settled on the brigidaire. said a silent prayer and hit the order button.
Well it came today and it FITS with plenty of room for layering. Even if I lost those “ 40” I still could work with this shell. I prefer to control my body temperature and layer as I see fit. In good ‘ole N.H. it can be 15 degrees one day and 60 the next. I’ll have to wait until next year to see how it feels and holds up while skiing.
I love all the pockets / features that come with this jacket and the color is beautiful. As others have said the jacket is a bit “stiff” but overall nothing a few wears will not remedy. The jacket looks great and flattering to a fuller figure. If my weight wasn’t mostly in my thighs and hips I would say most women will probably want to order one size down from their normal size.