Not what I hoped
First off, let me say that I get compliments on this jacket every time I wear it. I guess it looks cool, or maybe its just the label. I love how stretchy the fabric is and how light it is in weight. I dont love how light it is as far as insulating goes. This jacket isnt much better than a windbreaker for keeping warm and it is worse if you want to put your hands in the pockets. Im sure the pockets are supposed to serve the dual purpose of offering ventilation or storing things but I dont like having to choose between sheltering my hands and exposing my torso to the elements. I like separate ventilation zippers, a separate pocket to store things and pockets for my hands. I think Arcteryx is overrated but the jacket is fine and the material is cool because it really does allow a lot of freedom of movement and it blocks the wind pretty well. I got a killer deal at Backcountry.com but if I would have paid full price, Id have been pissed.