It looked like the old uberlayer when I first saw the pic, but this is far tougher on the outside. Very wind resistant, handled light snow and rain well. On the flip side it doesn't breathe anything like the Uber, and does better as a top layer in poor and cold weather. Wore it on a bluebird day, and to be honest it didn't breathe that great and I was too toasty until the wind kicked in during the afternoon and it was just right. Could be worn with a light layer underneath to freezing conditions easily. With the strong outer layer I didn't feel the need to baby this at all, it's pretty tough. Not very stretchy, quite stiff at first but it does break in some. I'm 6'4" 225-235 depending on season, generally lean. I'm a XL tall if it's available (hint hint...:)), I find OR often leans to me being a XXL for length (I've got a long torso) but it often makes it too baggy in the middle. This one was snuggish in the arms/shoulders at XXL, though it has broken in and become better that way. Is a little baggy in the middle, but not to the point of thinking I should return it. I would say consider sizing up, but I'm not an ideal OR fit like many people on here are. I like it. Tough, versatile, surprisingly warm for it's weight if you can find the right fit. Wish more colors were in XXL. PLEASE make Cobalt in XXL!