On advice from others i decided to get the large, instead of my normal Patagonia size of medium. Its too big, but it was so damn cold i kept the jacket. And now I just feel like a marshmallow whenever i wear it.
Another disappointment was the zippers on the pockets, which dig into my hands when i put them in there, which is all the time when its cold. And another disappointment was the neck, which is unusually tight, considering i feel like i swim in the rest of the jacket.
I really really really wanted to love this jacket. But no. On the plusses, it is warm and wind proof, but at that price tag, you would certainly hope so.