Berniewrote a review of Marmot Ama Dablam Down Jacket - Men's on February 16, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
This jacket fills the chasm between lighter down sweaters and warmer, but way more expensive baffled parkas. I got it as both an everyday, around town jacket, and to throw on during stops while ski touring. It's kept me warm in -15F temps. It is not 100% windproof, but if you throw it on over a windproof soft/hardshell it doesn't matter.
I'm 6'1" 175lbs, and got Large. It's roomy enough to be an outer warmup layer, but also fits under a shell if you really need waterproof action.
My only gripes are the lack of large interior mesh pockets, and no draft collar (the wind can blow down your back if the hood is up), but since I mainly use is as a quick over layer for staying warm, not as an all-day piece, the weight savings and packability win out.
One more plus is that the handwarmer pockets are HUGE, so you can keep your gloves on to reach into them, and still accessible with a pack on.
I found this jacket on sale for <$200, but would definitely pay full price to replace it if I ever had to. It packs down to not much bigger than a Nalgene, so there's really no excuse for not taking it on any cold weather outing.