I went to my store in hopes they'd have the new Fatigue Scuba and other new things to try on and they did. It was love at first try-on for the Fatigue Scuba. I have a bunch of photos and measurements for you but the bottom line is the old fit is back on the Scuba hoodies.
|How they all measure up - all are size 10s.|
I made measurements on the new Fatigue Scuba II, an older Black Snowy Owl print original Scuba, and a Bleached Coral Scuba Hoodie Stretch Lined Hood.
The new Fatigue Scuba II is made of stretch cotton fleece and is super soft and very pliable. The material is not like the old stiff Scuba material. The older material was super windproof but the stretch cotton fleece is very comfortable. The Scuba II combines the best of both Scubas - the softer, stretchier fleece and the longer, more fitted silhouette of the older Scubas.
|Showing where I took the waist measurement.|
Width - Though the jackets measure about the same at the armpits and bottom hem, the waist on the Scuba II (measured at the pocket attachment point) nips in a good inch more than the Scuba Stretch, restoring that great figure-flattering silhouette that everyone had been missing. The bad news is that if you have been cheating down in size because of the roomier midsection you'll have to go back to your old Scuba size.
All in all, it seems the old fit is back with a new softer and more pliable material. I foresee my Scuba collection growing, particularly if more irresistible colors and prints are released.