I bought this fleece for hiking in the no-so-cold but sometimes windy winter weather in central TX. It definitely blocks the wind and my normal XS size was roomy enough for wearing a long sleeve shirt and a zip-up wool sweater without feeling constricted. The neck is a bit high and stiff, but I am short (5'2", 104 lbs). It did get softer after a couple wears, so I am happy about that. The fabric is stiffer that a regular fleece, but I actually like the added structure since I have other floppy fleeces for running, etc. I also found the sleeves a bit long, but again, I am short, so I am used to that, and they fold over or under nicely.