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Very happy with this jacket. It is much warmer and breathes better than synthetic and down puffy jackets. This is a solid jacket by itself or under a shell and keeps you warm in cold windy conditions. I'm 100% sold on alpaca.
I'm 5'10, 160 lbs, and athletic built with a 41in chest, 48in shoulders, 33in waist. I got this jacket in a large and it fits well. The length is great and falls just above the bottom of the butt. Sleeve length is perfect. The arms are snug but not tight, trapping warm air without bulk. If you have 16+ inch biceps, get the extra large because you won't fit in a large. This fabric has zero stretch. Chest fits perfect. The stomach area is big on me but the jacket lays well and looks fine, and could easily accommodate a fit, but regular IPA drinker. The armpit holes are snug and I'd prefer they be a little bigger, but this isn't a deal breaker. The shell is a typical puffy jacket polyester. The exterior pockets are unlined and made from the exterior and interior polyester material. I'd prefer the pockets be a bit more robust and lined on the backside, along with having a 1-2 inches wider opening. There are two large interior drop-in pockets behind the chest that are made from the same polyester. I probably wouldn't put anything but glove liners or a winter hat in them. Zipped up, the neck is close but not suffocating and the hood fits well. The zipper pull on the left side and not the right. I guess the owner is a lefty and everything else I own the zipper is on the right. Speaking of the owner, I had a size issue with another product and called customer service. The owner called me back the next day. Seems like a good guy and all is very customer-focused. The company ships items quickly, but the free shipping from MT to me in VA took 8ish days. Order with plenty of time if you need it for something time-sensitive and order two sizes if you're not sure. Otherwise, 8+ days to get your order, turnaround with you, 8+ days back to MT, 1-2 days with them, 8+ days back to you. Forever by today's standards.
Overall, great jacket and great company and I do recommend both. Make the armpit holes a little bigger and give the fabric some stretch and this would be a perfect puffy jacket.
I just bought this coat and couldn’t be happier with its performance. It is incredibly warm for the thickness and has a wide comfort range for warmer winter days.