Thanks for the post and welcome to epicski. If you stick around, you will no longer need to watch TV for entertainment .
I did call your office the other day. Talked to someone that was very helpful and informative. I don't remember his name but he said he was 6'5" so he should be easy to find . The conversation was based on neither the Promotive site or your site, having any sizing information on your jackets; vest yes, jackets no. If I were to base my size preference on the vest information, I would order a Large as I'm a 42" chest and and inflated Large vest is 42.5". According to the person I talked to the other day, the hard shell jacket Olympus measures 43.5" for the Medium. I don't know how sizing works; does someone that measures a 42 need a 43.5 to account for a liner or do you actually need something bigger? See my dilemma?
As a side note, the sizing for your vest lists a "bust" size. Granted at 51 y/o I have moobs but I still prefer "chest" size. Bust sizing makes me think I'm in the women's section.
I would be using the jacket for skiing, possibly setting race courses and race training and racing here and there. Though I'm an ski instructor, I wear the mountain's jacket for that. For what I want the jacket for, controlling the temperature is critical because it is so easy to get overheated. Pit zips are essential and you also offer shoulder zips which sound great. I usually have to unzip the main zipper on the lift after a run and that will often fog my goggles on the outside. I need lots of pockets, the ability to keep the elements (wind, rain, snow) out, be able to move freely and vent. For racing and training I want something that isn't flapping around and has a low profile. I'm not fast enough to consider a race suit and I'm sure the people that are in line up right behind me appreciate that. I do however plan on taking advantage of everything else that can prevent me from going slower.
My preference is an athletic cut. Especially if it makes me look taller and sexier . Something that fits close but isn't binding. I have a soft shell (doesn't keep out the wind and lets too much cold in) that does that but I need a hard shell to do the same.
I'll attempt contacting you later today.
Thanks for taking the time to post here,