I loved this jacket at the beginning of the 2012-13 season. It's a great shell, kept the wind out! Even though the wrist gaiter thumb loops seemed to be stiched in the wrong place, meaning the placement was more for my middle and ring finger, I just twisted the cuffs and made it work because I liked the overall fit of the jacket! The hood fit well over my helmet, and still allowed decent peripheral vision. Yes, a cute fit overall. Too bad looks aren't everything. Small holes have started to appear between the stiching and the colored overlay is peeling off. Not extremely noticeable since it's located near the back right panel. Perhaps that's just where I generally hit during a fall. In any case, I expected higher quality from Stoic. Fix the seams and the wrist gaiters, then it might be great.