I purchased the Ferrosi Crosstown Hoody and have taken it to the cold (Iceland, New Zealand) and the hot (Gobi desert). The Hoody works wonderfully as a layer and as a light jacket once I was warmed up in the cold and was sufficiently windproof and waterproof (light drizzle). The surprise was it's performance in 45 degree centigrade weather. The Hoody cooled me off by atleast 5 degrees, acted almost like a sun shirt!!! The biggest disappointment was the lack of any zippered storage. With the shallow pockets and no zippers, keys and a smart phone just plop right out. There is an inbuilt key ring in one of the pockets, but it requires two hand manipulation to attach or detach a key ring. And the key ring floats out, though secure, as you try to climb and reach out. Not sure why there are no internal zippered pockets for storage. This is a deal breaker for me and hence falls into the "I would not recommend to a friend" category.