I have owned many men's Carhartt jackets over the years! It was always so easy to just pick out a Sandstone Active jacket in a men's large and it would fit me perfectly right off the rack. I own one in every colour they offer! I am Canadian and American and I now live in the Chicago area. Plus, I am a college professor and I do quite a bit of walking all over campus! So, I need warm coats! You see, I am five feet ten with an extremely long torso and very long arms--even for my height! I would notice other women wearing their bright coloured Carhartt jackets in crabapple and plum and I always assumed that they would never fit me right. Plus, none of my local stores sold the coats in women's sizes and I prefer not to order online! But, now that has changed. They recently opened a Big R store in my neighbourhood (Homer Glen, Illinois) and they carry a great selection of women's Carhartt jackets. So, I was finally able to try one on and see for myself. Plus, I always wanted the "Sandstone Sierra jacket with the Sherpa lining" style; but, the men's sizes did NOT fit me right. I am also very curvy with a small waist and in order to get the jacket to fit me correctly in the hips, I had to go up to a men's size XXL, which was huge on me everywhere else. When, I tried this jacket on in the store, it was love at first sight and I was thrilled. I went a size up to 2XL in the women's and it fits me perfectly. Plus, there is enough room to fit a big thick hoodie underneath, just like my men's coats in size large! Because I sized up, this jacket is long enough in both the waist and the sleeves and I didn't need to order a tall size online--like I need to do with other women's coats! Believe me, I am just so happy right now!