This is a great light weight fleece. My wife loves this thing. Fit is athletic. She likes to use it to wear around the house on a cool day because it isn't too heavy overall. She also wears it in early fall/ late spring to go out to walk around town in. I think that is really the ideal use. If she is skiing she normally takes a different jacket to layer because of the hood and light weight. It is perfect for her application though.
The title should summarize everything. I have used this jacket for about two weeks in a variety of fall/winter conditions. Main purpose for the jacket was to replace my ski jacket(s). I used to use a softshell/ shell combo with varied success. I have skied two days so far with this. Day 1 was 15 degrees moderate wind and snow guns. I wore this jacket and a thin baselayer underneath. I was warm lightly skiing and my core was warm with my arms cool (but not cold) riding the lift. This is perfect for me. Day 2 was 30 degrees, light wind, snow guns. Same layering. I opened the pit zips for most of the day and it felt great. I have also used this for walking the dog in a similar temp range and loved it. In addition I walked the dog in freezing rain and this jacket beaded well and kept me dry. The hood does fit over my ski helmet but barely. enough to cover up on the lift but not to ski down. Quality appears good. I love the pit zips and pocket configuration. Fit would allow a synthetic vest underneath but probably not a fleece jacket.
I have had this jacket for 6 months with no complaint. Works great as an independent piece or as a mid-layer. The pit zips make this an incredibly versatile jacket for temperature range. Wicks moisture extremely well but is windproof, waterproof, and extremely warm.