I got to pop in to my store today and try on the new Definitely Raining Jacket (and the Scuba Hoodie III coming up in another post) and I am torn on wether I’m going to get one. The size 10, my TTS is perfect fit from the waist up but too snug across the hips. This is a problem they have each year on the Right As Rain Jacket. They seem to have gone away from the older rain jacket a-line fit and gone with a more narrow and straight fit. This years jacket is updated in that it is now water proof instead of water resistant. I assumed they would have made the design slightly more a-line but unfortunately it’s the same problematic fit for the curvy that the Right As Rain Jacket was. One thing I really liked on this jacket though is the material is softer and less stiff. With water proof vs water resistant you have to be aware that the jacket will also be much warmer and trap body heat.
I liked this Gator Green color and may end up getting it if I don’t love the Espresso as much in person. I don’t love the busy butterfly liner with color blocked alarming at the bottom. You really don’t see all that when the jacket is on though, only in the hood do you see a peak of the butterfly print.
If you are between sizes, go with your upper size. Especially if you want to layer a bulky sweater or hoodie underneath. If you are narrow hipped you are probably fine to go with your TTS.
Size up, size 12
The size 12 feels really big in the chest and arms, and the arms are quite long but I think if I go ahead and order this tomorrow in the Espresso color I will order the 12. I hate that my TTS is so snug across the hips.
Sizing up also means I have much more layering room. As you can see it’s pretty loose fitting in upper back and arms.
I think the size up looks nicer in profile though and it has a nicer shape.
Ugh! So snug across the hips. It just looks bad.
Fine in the back though across the bum.
Looks a little too narrow in profile.