If it fit I would have kept it
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: extra small
I already owned this jacket in the 2016 model, and in a previous year model several years older than the 2016 model. The pre-2016 model was getting old, and I wanted to replace it. It is a great jacket because it is gortex and lined not with down so wet conditions don't affect it. It is much warmer than the Arcteryx Tiya Jacket which I also own. It is probably the warmest gortex jacket on the market which is lined and not down. So I ordered the 2019 model. The only stated difference between the 2016 and the 2019 was a zippered pocket on the inside of the jacket which was previously just mesh. This would be an improvement as it is nice to have atleast one zippered pocket on the inside of the jacket. Unfortunately, arcteryx has changed the fit of the jacket from the 2016 model. The change is that the sleeves are longer (I could have lived with this) and the length of the jacket is particularly longer both in the front and the back (I couldn't live with this). The front is so long that it looked funny on me and would interfere with my mobility. I ordered the red color which looks better in person than on the website. It is a little darker and richer looking in person. Sadly, it is going back. This is the only arcteryx jacket I have ever tried on which is too long for me.
Thank you for your review, Marisa. I'm so bummed this didn't work. But, we will keep looking!