just for a little update- my alpine light arrived, it does have the adj hem drawstring! :)
also I was a little nervous on sizing (was debating between L and XL and ended up ordering a L- my normal size) as I wanted this to be able to go over a base layer, mid layer (R1) and windshirt- it must be cut a little generous as it's perfect- a wee big w/ just a shirt on, but just right for sizing over layers
the alpine light is also cut a little longer in the torso, which is welcome for a coat for cold weather
my ex light is also a size large, but must be cut a little more "athletic"