Living in wet, cold Sitka AK I bought this jacket looking for an alternative to a down/puff. It's lighter than I expected, I was thinking of something equivalent to North face's Ventrix Hoody or patagonia's nano-air. Great adventure/field work jacket, i.e. warm but not overheating while working and having to stop to shed a layer. Large zipper to avoid clothing/hair snags, like the fleecy pockets, great adjustable hood. Tested as my outer layer for a 26 mile cross country ski backpacking trip in south central Alaska. Less casual wear/standing around, more for moving in. Personal note: not a fan of the gray interior (blueish gray) can a girl get a black on black?