For those of you who, like me, always seem to be in between sizes, do you prefer your jackets a little big or a little small?
In the sizing chart for the jacket I'm looking at (Marmot Mantra), with my chest/arms/waist/neck measurements some fall into the range of M and some in the range of L, though all are right on the border of M/L.
I found some in-store to try on, and as expected the M feels ever so slightly snug while the L feels a little big. I would say the M feels "closer" to the proper fit, but I worry that much layering would basically be out of the question with it (it's also a little less comfortable in the armpit area) whereas I worry that the L wouldn't trap heat well enough on the days where I didn't want to layer.
Anyone else have these in-between decisions and elect to go one way or the other? What is the "proper" fit when you're right in between two sizes?
Edited by Vcize - 2/4/13 at 1:46pm