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It's a fine garment, but I should've listened when they said it was built extra-big for layering. I think the medium would've served me, but been a bit tent-like, with the shoulder seams well past the point of my shoulder. It MIGHT actually be BETTER that way, but I'm also pretty short-bodied, too, and I think the small will cinch up at a more appropriate belt level. For sheer survival - heck, I'm talking myself out of sending back the medium - the medium might've been better, because it's extra baggy. I had an old canvas-shell field jacket like that, and the bagginess made it warmer. Unlike the field jacket that I had no notion of waxing, 30 years ago, though, this AEGIS fabric is something else. Did I mention the fabric? It seems to be everything it's advertised to be. Very substantial, yet very light. Amazing stuff. And not as quiet as a mackinaw or soft-shell, but a shell for bad weather in all seasons. I'll still have my oilskins (waxed cotton) for crawling under my truck in mud, but this would serve very well in that capacity, if need be. But away from the truck, hunting or fishing? This is the gear I want. I tend to overheat in motion, so I wanted the 2-way zip, for heavy exertion in all weathers. You can fine-tune your comfort level with a quick hand gesture, and make a virtual cape out of it, with both zippers up around my chest. I'd be limited in what I could do in 40-degree weather with the Tahr Anorak, I think. Today (Friday) is one week since I sent it back. A gentleman at Woodlore has been corresponding with me. Replies to everything, just like I do with my students in Online Algebra! Guy empties his inbox every day, over there, fer sherz. Hopefully in about another week, I'll receive the small. I expect it'll be my go-to shell, instantly.
Harry Mills26th January, 2019