Well I've had a Roadcrafter two piece in the past, size 42, and it fit great. So I guess the Darien's may be cut bigger??
I put on my size 42 Triumph Adventure mesh jacket and was able to put this Darien on over it. Unfortunately it's just too big.
That's not too big, that's the way they fit. Trust me, that bit of baggy will be welcome in the hot. Helps with big airflow through the jacket. If you normally wear a 42 in everything else, then you've got the right size Darien. It just may seem a little alien to you at first after getting used to wearing snug-fit jackets.
I normally wear a 44. I have a snugger-fitting Roadcrafter jacket in 44 and it's a good fit. I can get a Gerbing under there but then it's a little tight.
I have a 46 Darien and it's just right for layering and it flows tons of air when I open the zippers.
Darien is a larger-cut baggier jacket by nature, that's the way they are.
You're passing up a GREAT deal on a very clean
GREAT piece of gear. When mine wears out, it's getting replaced by exactly the same.
I have a pair of Darien pants too. This stuff is my daily staple gear unless it's really hot out or I'm heading South of the M-D line. I have yet to find anything that
comes close to comfort, functionality and just plain performance of the 'stich gear. It ain't just drinking the kool-aid, the stuff really works.
If you keep that Darien jacket, and get the matching pants, you'll have one of the most waterproof and versatile suits on the market IMHO.
I paid $200 for mine and it was a lot more beat than RDougs' old jacket you have there.
Then again, you don't like it?, you don't like it. It's your deal, just trying to enlighten a bit.