I bought a Atom LT (in large) this autumn which have been fantastic and fit like a glove. (im 6'2, 175)
So i deicided to order a BETA AR since i enjoyed my atom so much and i got a good deal, in size L. Fit was awful though. It's huge, very boxy in the fitting (yes even with down/atom under).
Therefor i wonder, do people generally size down in their hard shell? Well i deicided to return it, since my needs are not really that hardcore for weather.
This was the first hard shell i've felt, and i think i misjudged what i need (e.g. not severe weather protection) and thus i've looked into the softshell jackets.
I'm mainly looking at the Gamma MX, which i think will fit my needs (resort skiing, some outdoorsy. Just "regular" activities)
So i wonder regarding the gamma MX:
1) Is it a good jacket for skiing? Will it be cold due to not stopping wind?
2) How good is the water protection?
3) Should i order Large or Medium (Large in atom, Medium in patagonia down sweater, Large R1)