I love this jacket. I got a medium, I'm 5'10 140 lbs and my arms are REALLY long. The sleeves on this jacked are the perfect length for me. Usually TNF sleeves stop at about my wrist bone, but these go almost all the way to the base of my thumb. If regular northface sleeves are longish/fit perfectly on you these sleeves will be WAY too long. It fits nicely in the shoulders and it is plenty long enough so that when you're sitting your back isn't exposed. The only thing i would change is to have it slightly more fitted in the waist, it is boxier than it looks in the picture.
As far as warmth it is far warmer than a fleece, completely stops the wind. Ive been wearing it to work every day and its been in the 50's-40's at night and ive been comfortable with just a long sleeve shirt underneath. I am dying for this jacket to have a cord at the bottom.
I forget what the color of mine is called, but it is a bright bright teal. It is probably the prettyiest color ive seen on a north face IMO. I have gotten tons of complements on it, especially about the color. It is actually brighter than it looks in the picture.
I highly recommend this jacket...it packs alot of warmth for very little bulk. Great for every day.
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