I just purchased this jacket after looking for a jacket for a while. I was choosing between North Face, Marmot, and LL Bean. I chose this model because I already had a North Face Denali fleece jacket so did not want to spend a lot on a 3-in-1. I wanted a sturdy, warm winter shell but something not heavily insulated so I could wear as a rain/wind jacket in the spring. I want a black jacket with a hood, zip all the way down, and something that falls at the hips not waist.
I got a medium (I am 5'7' 125lbs, usually get a small or medium top and size 4 pant) and my Denali fleece is a small (that fits over a sweater or tighter fitting fleece). I was worried it would be too big but I like the fit. It is a little big across the chest. When I was opening the package it looked wide and at first I thought there was a mistake and I'd received a men's, but it's not so big that I would send it back and get a smaller size. I like the length and the fit through the arms and hips. When you pull on the hood and zip all the way up, it's a little tight in the chin/neck. Not too tight, but tighter than my previous jacket, might be a bit stuffed if I wore a scarf (I don't).
One thing I really like are the cuffs. I don't like jackets that have really tight elastic cuffs. This jacket has a somewhat elastic cuff, but it still slides over my mittens and has a velcro strap for those who do like it tight.
The material is not as "shiny" as I expected but I like that, it looks like a winter coat not a rain coat. The material is heavier and sturdier that I expected, also a plus, definitely wind proof as it was blustery and snowy outside today.
For the price I am happy.