Awesome Soft Shell - it is all about the materials!
I had not bought a TNF technical jacket since 1993 until this one. I thought TNF sold out years ago and quit innovating. I have since owned Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Arcteryx, Cloudveil, and Mammut. I love my Kishtwar!!!! The fit is great (medium is perfect for 6'2" 180 lbs) and it has plenty of room for a layer. I recently wore it in Colorado's first snow storm of the season and it was awesome - windproof, stretchy, and I can't wait to ski and hike a 14er in it. I am glad TNF got a little more serious about materials, design, and made a real jacket again. Short of NeoShell, Polartec Powershield Pro is the best you can buy. 99% windproof and water resistant at the 10,000mm which makes it functionally waterproof!
Alan - Parker, CO