First off, know what your buying with this hoody. It's very lightweight, which is exactly why I bought it. Perfect for summer evenings or shoulder seasons. If your looking for an insulation piece, look elsewhere. Super comfortable. While it would work for climbing, realistically I bought it as more of a casual piece. The fabric is super soft and stretchy. I can't speak to the durability of it , as I haven't had it long enough yet. But OR never seems to disappoint, so I have no concerns. OR needs to expand on this fabric and make a long sleeve button up collared shirt out of it. I'd buy one ASAP.