Could hibernate in this all winter
WARM! Like a serious wool sweater of similar heft. (Polartec 300 means heavier and bulkier fabric than your normal fleece jacket.) Includes four zippered pockets in convenient places; drawstrings for hem and hood; and pit zips.
Hooded version costs same as hoodless (both marked down from $160), adding warmth with negligible weight. Fits snugly (not oversized/floppy), so looks good up or down.
Sizes fit as expected. Go one size up if you want room for a thick inner layer: the sleeves will be a bit long, but the cuffs have enough elastic to keep them off your hands.
Dark colors (black, brown, blue) are most versatile if you want to wear this to work/etc. without looking highly technical. The nylon-shell apron is black, which looks high-contrast against gray fleece.
Backcountry had the lowest price on this. Checkout was painless, and free shipping to CA was fast.