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I saw this and it looked like a thicker warmer option than my Craft training jacket with a similar cut. I loved the look of this Spyder coat and the multi colors. When it arrived I was both happy and disappointed. Happy in how warm it is, how quality it is, how soft the lining is, the the sleeves length was more than ample for my gorilla arms, how comfortable it is, that it is longer than my Craft training jacket, how strong and rugged the zipper is, and again how cool the color scheme it. It fit as expected except that I found the sleeves were little too narrow for my arms. Yes they stretch, but with the lining and how it sticks to other fabric the narrowness kind of relegated this jacket to going over short sleeve tops only which really limits its use for me. While I was very happy to have such a quality zipper that also means that it is a bit stiff and it pouches out (sometimes in) and looks bad. I was expecting this to fit my trunk the same way my Craft training jacket does as from the photos the cut looked nearly identical, but while it is close this Spyder jacket does not hug the small of my back like Craft does and it is not as figure flattering. I am giving tis four stars for like instead of love, I am glad I got it, just a little disappointed.
I really like this jacket. It's slim, form-fitting, and warm, with a thin layer of plush polar fleece on the inside. Why not 5 stars? Because it's too big, and I had no way of knowing that. There's no size chart, and in most tops and jackets I take a medium. I'm 5' 4" tall, 115-120 pounds, 32D chest, slim-to-medium build, and this is just too big on me overall. This is what I would call an athletic medium, that is to say, sized for someone with a larger, more athletic frame. I'm really frustrated because I wanted this to exercise in during the fall. It would have been perfect.
I like this jacket, it's perfect for winter running, or as an added layer under coats. It's fitted, with a little stretch, but not a lot. I'm 5'5" 130lbs with a 33 inch bust, and the small is tight. Not too tight, but fits like the picture. The zipper is high quality but a bit stiff so it ripples outward a lot if I'm sitting or bending. The pockets are warm and have zippers. The only thing I'd add is a hand warmer type sleeve. But otherwise a great piece for cold weather.