The jacket is beautiful and well made. Keeping the traditional fit for Joe Rocket jackets I found it to run a bit small on me. I ordered an XL so it would be loose but that is not the case. Buy one to two sizes larger; go up one more size if your measurements are on the higher end. My XL Scorpion mesh jacket leaves me enough room to wear my heated gear under the wind breaker liner. This will not be the case with this jacket. I would say that it is about one size smaller than the Scorpion XL however it makes for a great summer jacket. The sleeves cuffs tighten down which keeps bugs from flying up my sleeves and the wind breaker liner is great for cool days and the quilted vest is great for even cooler days. I would not consider this a a cold weather jacket, however if the fit is great you can certainly layer up.
I was so excited when my jacket arrived but so very disappointed when it didn't fit. It was exactly what I was looking for! I liked all of the pockets and the body armor but I wasn't able to zip it. It was too small at the hips. To get the jactet to fit at the hip it would be falling off of me at the shoulders. The jacket seemed better suited for a man's build than a woman's. I had to return the jacket. I will have to look for something with a more womanly (curvy) cut.
I'm petite, so I've been looking for a jacket that actually fits me for a very long time. This is a great jacket if you're looking for a tight fit. It looks great on, and the quality is pretty solid. However, there is one problem: there are NO ZIPPERS on the sleeves! Not sure what the heck they were thinking with this design feature, but it's very difficult to get the jacket off, especially on a hot day. If they add zippers to the design I would have zero complaints.
Got this jacket for hot Colorado summers and thus far, I haven't been disappointed. Has just enough pockets and fits nicely. I got a large, which I was happy about as I'm 5'10" and have fairly long arms. Happy with this purchase!