I started guiding with the Millet Down Alpine Jacket last spring and have effectively taken it through a season of guiding, travels in Africa and back again. The first time I wore this jacket it was -10 with a wind chill of -20 degrees. I was preparing dinner when it dawned on me that I had yet to try my new Millet Alpine Down Jacket. So I pulled it out of its stuff sack and zipped into a wonderful world of warmth. I was sold. I am a larger person struggling to find jackets that fit, however this jacket was perfect, fitting over my shell when needed and the hood over my helmet. It is so light it is in my pack when ever I am out on my adventure, even in Africa.