Roomy Midweight Riding Jacket that is not TOO hot?
I have been looking for a roomy jacket (one that I can zip up and still have full motion for shoulders/arms) that does not make me TOO hot but is solid enough that I don't get cold. I thought perhaps a lightweight quilted jacket, but I can't find one that doesn't make me look like the Michelin Woman. Then I tried one by Ariat, but the sleeves are so long that they cover my hands completely and the end-of-sleeve detail won't allow me to shorten the sleeves. Plus the arms are lined with fleece so my shirt sleeves bunch up inside.
It does not help that it seems that all riding apparel is sized for anorexics, so my usual size large in regular women's clothing needs to be XXL or sometimes larger! And if I go XXL, then I run into the too-long sleeve problem.
So, requirements are: roomy, midweight, windproof outer fabric (so hay will not stick), two way zipper (so when riding can unzip lower end a little), and a longer style (not bomber jacket - longer to cover butt & upper thighs). I would like to be able to wear a turtleneck and a sweater underneath on cold winter days, but usually would have on only one layer.