Finding woman's welding gear has proven daunting and difficult, especially for someone with extra curves. Without being able to try this item before purchasing, deciding on size was a little difficult since there was no indication if it fit large, small, and what kind of clothing was to fit underneath. On arrival (which was very quick) I was pleasantly amazed at how well it fit. i ordered to fit with the measurements offered on the Angel Fire website, and measured while wearing a T-shirt. This seemed to work well. The jacket itself is fairly lightweight, but the material is heavy enough to keep slag, sparks and weldment from penetrating. The leather arms are a godsend and allows extra protection from heat and burns, and has proven to be durable. The collar has become my best friend, as the first burns I received were on the chest and unmentionable areas despite shirts buttoned to the top.
Pros-Collar is comfortable and has two sizes
-snaps on the back to adjust waist/hip size
-fits well in the chest
-loose and comfortable without excessively long sleeves
-leather arms protect against heat and burns
-cotton is light enough for comfort, but heavy enough for protection
Cons-not easily washed (as in throw in the machine and let it go -- must be handwashed)