- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I really wanted to love this jacket- the style, color, and quality are all exceptional. The color was a beautiful blue-grey, subtle and neutral without being boring grey or black. The weight was good, and it seemed like it would be a nice warm jacket for all but the coldest days. The sizing seemed true, I'm a pretty solid medium according to the size chart and all my other fjallraven tops. However, I have an average/athletic build with swimmer's shoulders, and I frequently have trouble with jackets not giving me enough room in the shoulders, and this was no different. I ordered a large as well, just to see if maybe that would work better, and indeed it gave me enough room in the shoulders, but it lost the nice slightly fitted look through the rest of the torso and just kind of hung on me looking boxy and shapeless. I also have a short torso, and at 5'6, the medium was the right length or even a little shorter than I wanted, so taller women might find that it hits closer to the waist than the top of the hip. The sleeve length was great, though, and there was room for a light layer or two underneath, but probably not a bulky sweater. Ultimately I sent it back, but not without trying really hard to convince myself that the slight tightness in the shoulders would be ok.