This fleece is simply that, awesome! The Gore Windstopper in this makes it great for any cold, or windy situation. Be it out on a hiking trail, to riding the chair lift up to the the run. I've been wearing it mainly skiing and around town for casual wear. It performs great up in the mountains keeping me warm under my ski shell, but still looks good down in the city keeping you warm when hopping from bar to bar. The nylon reinforcements also help with any times you come in contact with anything abrasive, it will just brush it right off making for a durable, long lasting jacket. It's held up to mild sprinkling but if you're caught in a down pour you will want to throw a shell over it to keep dry. This is now my favorite go to jackets when heading into the outdoors. I went with a large, and it fits perfect. I'm 6'1" 175lbs, athletic build.