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I can't wait for winter!
on 11 May 2013
I love spending time outdoors. I love every season for the changes in the weather. Now I have this, I can't wait for later in the year when it gets icy.
When it arrived, I initially thought I had been sent completely the wrong size. I ordered a medium and when it arrived it looked like XXXXL! However, upon putting it on I found it to be true to size. The initial appearance was, of course, down to the padding! Fortunately when you're wearing it, the padding doesn't actually make you look too big. It's not very bulky but it certainly is warm! Just trying it on, I started feeling very toasty very quickly. This will be perfect when the weather changes. I don't know what wind resistance it will offer, but underneath a coat or jacket this will definitely keep you out in the woods, fields or mountains all day long.
Returning to size... I take a medium and this is certainly true to size. It might be the slightest bit generous as far as chest measurements go, but definitely not enough to make you consider changing size. I'm quite slim and it looks and feels fine (not too baggy) on me, but even if you're very broad/large I'd still recommend just getting your usual size because there's plenty of room in it.
I wouldn't call it expensive, but it's not the cheapest, and it shows in the good build quality. As one might expect from this manufacturer, it's finished well and feels quite strong and rugged. I don't think it's going to wear out any time soon.
The pop-stud buttons are quick and convenient to use, and the speed which which they can be done up also means it's no effort to do them all up on a hanger to dry it in shape after washing.