The point of fleece is warm, comfortable insulation. 300 weight polartec fleece is just that, but the North Face kinda ruined it in their design. The 2nd chest pocket is overkill and combined with the pit zips leaves way too many zipper pulls hanging around. The nylon chest piece does give some wind protection, but leaves the jacket incredibly boxy, looks like I have shoulder pads when wearing it and I already have broad shoulders. That and the zippers in your arm pits just detract from the warmth and comfort. The cut is disappointing in that it's not fittted at all, which is fine for stacking layers underneath, but makes it bulky to try and layer over and basically it looks better in pictures and on a hanger than it does on you. It's not that this is a bad jacket, but warmth and comfort can be found packaged better elsewhere.