This is a casual piece, and not rugged enough for outdoor use. The warmth is exceptional, and the quality of the wool/synthetic blend is excellent. However, after just the first washing on the "Handwash" setting, the exterior was extremely pilled. The jacket filled the lint trap on the dryer with excess pilling (no heat, just tumble). Also, don't plan on hanging it. If you do, have a special hanger or fold it over the hanger. If you hang it on a regular style hanger, you will get permanent bumps in the shoulders. I have worn it out many times and have received several comments on the color and fit.