I purchased this item to use for day-to-day office work, walks, going out with friends. Not something I'd use on a backpacking trip, it's too nice! I love the fleece lining -- this new technology of wool+fleece is brilliant. I wear a t-shirt under it (not scratchy) when its warmer out, or a light wool shirt that fits well beneath. It's a snug-fitting item so if you like things a bit looser, buy a size up. Looking forward to seeing next year's colors -- might pick up a second!