Sorry to dissent
Thought this fleece was just ok, sort of had a hard time finding a place for it in the layering scheme. Might be for a little too specific of a purpose for my liking. I think it would be great for layering under a shell, but I found the R1 to be just as warm, and substantially more windproof. I know it is designed to be layered, but plenty of other pieces out there can act as a warm layer and a stand alone, breathable, wind resistant fleece.