Fit & Shape
Automatically this feature of any garment can easily make your run comfortable or not, depending on the shape and fit of the garment.
I must admit, that when it comes to the fit of this type of garment, I personally think it is quite difficult for the designers to design a shell that is both comfortable and yet functional and funky – especially when it comes to the ladies specific side of technical gear.
You don’t want the garment to fit too tight, nor do you want the shell to fit like a parachute, and this is where Hi-Tec hit the sweet spot – If I didn’t know better I would have thought that they had a lady designer on board especially for this side of the business.
The single handed hem draw cord is a nice feature for keeping out the cold from underneath and giving you that more fitted feel for those cooler days.
The arm length on the Windy Point was impressive, it was not too long or too short and I didn’t feel that the sleeves were the size of a hot air balloon, to have some space left for when running with full winter kit. It still fitted comfortable even with my Hi-Tec Rachela (ladies specific thermal top) topped with a short sleeve moisture management tee.
Another spec that normally tends to get the better of a runner is when the elasticated wristband sleeve cut off the blood circulation halfway through your run, and this was also a comfortable fit, not fitting too tight, but also not too loose for the cold air to enter.