I have been known to wear multiple puffy jackets and puffy vests at one time. Before, no amount of down or synthetic layers were enough to keep me warm while belaying in the Ice Park. Thanks to Outdoor Research, I can now stay warm and cozy with just ONE belay jacket. This Alpine Down Hooded Jacket has helped me rid my dependence on additional layers. As soon as I put this jacket on, I can feel my "cold fear" dissipate. I now take ONLY this jacket along any day the temps look chilly. The fit is fantastic, and the style is very functional. I would recommend this jacket for any cold weather rock, ice or alpine belay.