Best technical shell - perfect fit
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
I’ve tried on several technical shells for skiing... from north face, to Patagonia, arcteryx, Burton, you name it, and this shell by far fits and feels the best. It allows for enough room around the bust while still coming in just a bit at the waist, and fitting around the hips to give some curvature and not feel like a complete rectangle (and you can still layer up underneath). The arms are also the perfect length, along with the circumference of the wrist cuffs. These cuffs actually fit over mittens and (because of the arm length) don’t slip up while skiing like other shells do. I also love where the overall length falls, I am short (5’ 3”) and this jacket stops mid-butt - perfect coverage while skiing and still comes under a bit for sitting on the chairlift (really nice on powder days). I couldn’t recommend this jacket more!