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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Cute but odd fit
on December 30, 2012
Bought a L for my wife as a Christmas present. The day it arrived I tried it on as we are a similar size. We are both 5'8", active. The arms were tight! Couldn't bend them without losing circulation. So I knew it had to go back before she opened it which really lessened my excitement about giving it to her. She LOVED the color and pattern (hence the 2 stars, overall deserves less), but the fit was off. We also tried an XL at REI and the only part that was bigger was body of the coat, the arms were about the same tightness. The problem is with the liner, because the shell appears to be sized correctly. She tried other Columbia jackets and sadly, all were tight in the same places, terrible design. It is hard to be active in these jackets. Also, I have personally owned a Bugaboo a few years ago and the newer design feels cheaper. Thinner outer fabric, less insulation.... The last few Columbia coats have just been OK , I think it is time to look elsewhere..... On another note, her North Face Denali fits perfect, it is a L.