First off, the 'storm' color is a purplish gray, and not nearly as dark as the picture shows. Can't ding Arcteryx for that. No problem. This is the only hoodie I own, and I am very happy with it. It's a medium-weight stretch fleece with a smooth outer layer. Fit is athletic. I am 5'9 180 and it fits great. Appearance is like a regular full-zip hoodie, only a whole lot nicer. The hood is extra large and double thickness -- you won't look like a teletubby if you use it. Zippered side pockets are a good call. The only thing that would make this jacket better is a chest pocket, but overall it's really great. Michigan has been extra cold this November, and having that hood to flip up has been much appreciated. A winner.