I love this jacket. I did get 2 defective jackets at first, one with a rip in the down when it arrived, and one where a down panel was missing, and then when I finally got the jacket correct it was the wrong size. :(
On to the good. Now that I have the jacket it is so warm. I am 6'2" and 185 pounds and I am wearing a medium for a tight underlayer fit. I wear it under my shell. I originally got a large, but it was a little too long to wear under a shell because how the back is tapered a little longer than the front. When I wear it under a shell it is a great warm jacket for skiing, in fact it is probably a little too warm, I get way too hot in the jacket. I ski in Utah, and the weather here has been kind of warm, but on days where the wind chill sends the weather below 0 degrees it still holds warmth.
The purple jacket is great. I have received many compliments on the color and the jacket. Like I said once you get a jacket that works it is a great jacket. I believe that nobody else ever experienced the problems like I did, but even with having to get replacements for the defective products I would still buy this again over the Rab I was looking at and the Patagonia micro-down.