Hoping to get used to the tight sleeves/seams
I ordered up a size knowing that I'd be wearing a short sleeve or long sleeve layer underneath, and I'm glad that I did. The shoulders and torso are a great fit and love the swoop fit at the hips. What surprised me was how tight the sleeves are...especially in the forearm! Yes, the sleeves are stretchy but the thickness of the material constantly reminds you that it's there and trying to reach a smaller size. I've noticed that on some of Oiselle's long sleeve garments, there's a seam across the mid-forearm. This seam sticks up enough to dig into my arm and it also looks a little odd because the seam sticks straight up. If I get warm and would want to hike up the sleeves a little, this seam would dig in even more.
Why was this seam placed there, and not closer to the wrist where the arm is narrower and the skin a little less sensitive to abrasion? Or a flat-seam instead of raised? I'm actually curious and want to understand. Please change this design moving forward, Oiselle!
- fit through torso
- tightness of arms and forearm seams
Ran with this for the first time this morning during a 26* run. Long sleeve shirt underneath, and I was more than comfortable. I will use this daily for the next 5 months. It's super stretchy through the sleeves to accommodate layers without being baggy. Also, as someone with ample hips, I often worry about the fit of these kinds of things, as staying down and having it zipped can be a challenge. Not so with this jacket. I really can't recommend it enough.
- lightweight, fit, color
- more than 1 month(s)
A swing and a miss
This jacket was sadly a letdown. I already own the flyout vest, which I love and fits great, so I went with my usual letter size - medium.
The jacket fits absolutely bizarrely. The collar is HUGE! Like comically huge. It puffs out around my neck and not only looks ridiculous, but is annoying. The sleeves are also way too long and bunch up at the bottom and the body is also much larger. I'm just confused because the sizing is so far off from the vest.
The body/sleeve sizing is something I can deal with, but the collar looks so stupid and is actually uncomfortable. If I could return this, I would.
- flyout insulation, body material, pockets, scalloped hem
- inconsistent sizing, huge collar, bulky sleeves, weird stitching near thumbholes