I was looking for a stylish, super light weight yet super toasty insulator jacket to be worn under my Burton snowboarding jacket for those 20 degree and below snow days on the slopes.
I've tried on about a half dozen different down and synthetic fill sweaters, from North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, REI, etc. and the Salomon Minim was the warmest and best fitting.
The Minim is made out of Pertex Quantum nylon and uses Eldeven down, all super premium materials! The athletic cut fits perfectly! I hate the boxy look of some of the down sweaters I've tried on. The minim is not too boxy and too to tight...form fitting with enough room to easily move around in the jacket while wearing a base layer and t-shirt. I'm 5'10" 165lbs. and the large is what I wear. If you plan to layer something bulky underneath like a thick sweater, I'd size up.
My only complaints, and these are very minor, are that I wish the neck, when fully zipped, was a little roomier. I also wish there was some sort of soft/fleece lining for my chin when I fully zip up the jacket and the sleeves could be just a tad bit longer, but again, all of these are very minor issues in my book.