Excellent jacket, perfect for cooler weather when a parka isn't warranted. Fit seems fine to me, chest fits comfortable, with room for a medium layer underneath (I have 46" chest, but only 32" arm inseam). Arms are a smidge long, but with velcro adjusting, they stayed up no problem. Complete freedom of movement. PIT ZIPS, which is great, I don't know why this isnt standard on Marmot jackets. I have worn this in weather down to the mid 20's with just a T-shirt, and with activity I was plenty warm, actually had to vent out some heat. Not waterproof, which is stated, but kept snow out fine while sledding with my daughter. Powder skirt is nice touch for all around jacket, and zips out if you don't want it. All in all, on sale I find this a killer deal. I expect several years of service from this jacket.
I have had a Fulcrum for 2 winters now. It is almost like it has a thermostat. I'm not a skiier, but I walk the dog and take my child sledding in Montana winters. In all kinds of different activities, I have been warm, but never over-heated. I was concerned about over-heating with the lack of pit zips, but not the case. The Gore-tex does it's job, both breathing and keeping moisture out. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a simple versatile jacket for everything from skiing to walking on campus.
I have the older version of this hoody that has a shoulder pocket, but you're not missing anything with that. BUT, it's fuzzy inside, very warm, all around comfortable. Wind gets through a little more than I expected. As a caution, this jacket certainly does not help wake you up on cold school mornings. It's like wearing your flannel sheets to class. lol.
It is a little snug to get on, and I wear a large helmet, but once it's on, it doesn't move. The nose/mouth hole breath well, and keep fog out of glasses/goggles better than others. Highly recommended.
I like the shorts. Pros: The chamois is top notch, and at $40 from Chainlove, can't beat that. Actual useable pockets. Not restrictive at all.
Cons: A little long on the inseam for shorter folks ( like me). Not the best ventilation, definitely warmer than my oakley shorts.
BUT, for early fall, spring and such, they're great.