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Sorry for the noob question but I'm looking for advice on this and can't find anything from the reviews. I hope I haven't put this in the wrong section on this forum.
I was trying on some rain jackets, specifically the Columbia Watertight and the North Face Venture since I don't own any proper waterproof jackets. It took me a long while to settle on a jacket. In the end I went with the Watertight because I thought the mesh insert would help with the sweat and humid conditions I deal with locally.
The Venture 2 was nice but both L and XL felt tight around my shoulders without any movement. The older Venture seemed ok but I preferred the Watertight.
The Watertight L fit me just right, I felt a little tightness in my biceps and shoulders but I thought I was able to move around ok, until I tried to reach for the hood and could not due to the tightness.
I decided to go for the XL which gives me more range of motion and overall better in terms of comfort. It just feels a little too large for me though. The velcro cuff adjustments help a ton with the sleeves but the overall length goes down about 2-3 inches below my waistline. It's not massively bad but compared to my windbreaker which is a totally different thing and fitted differently it feels large.
I'm wondering if this is normal type fitting for a rain jacket as I haven't owned one since the 90's, where baggy was the thing back then. Or maybe I should look around for something that fits better?