I'd like a jacket that's suitable for bicycling during most of the year in the SF Bay Area, offers some resistance against wind and light rain, isn't too warm, doesn't look overly sporty, comes in a dark color (reflective accents OK), and (here's the kicker) will fit a curvy, 2X body. Help? Details and examples:
My partner has the Novara Dutchtown
jacket, and I want something very similar. Unfortunately the women's version
is completely different and doesn't come in a size large enough for me, and the men's version is too small at XL and fits like a tent at XXL.
I really like this Arcteryx commuter jacket
, but it only goes up to XL. I'm not super into the look of the men's version
The Showers Pass Skyline Softshell
looks interesting, and I'm hoping to find one I can try on. Their often-recommended Portland jackets
are too light-colored for me, though, and anyway don't seem to be available in larger sizes anymore.
Sometimes women's XXL will fit, but usually I need something a little larger if I want to have any hope of zipping it up. I'm open to men's jackets, but they're often far too baggy or have too-long arms, neither of which are comfortable to bike in.
I prefer the extra rear coverage of bike-specific jackets, but I'm definitely open to non-bike-specific jackets that might have a little extra coverage or at least resist riding up in the back.
I'm not interested in suggestions for alternate ways to stay warm and dry, like baselayers or changing clothes, or any admonishments about choosing brighter colors to stay visible. I just want a nice-looking jacket I can throw on over whatever I'm wearing and be physically and sartorially comfortable in most situations.