I bought this jacket at the end of last winter to be my mid-weight all conditions jacket, and to use as a shell for ice climbing. The coldest weather Ive worn it in so far was mid 50s with a steady downpour, and I was very comfortable (and dry!) with just a t-shirt underneath. Ive found that I really enjoy wearing this jacket out in town because it looks so slick (no stitching is really smooth) and Ive gotten compliments on the Kiln color. Im 5'9", 160 lbs, and the medium was the right choice for me. The length is just below my waist, sleeves are 1-2 inches longer than I'd like (probably great for climbing though), and I really like that the collar looks good both folded down or sticking up to block the wind. The material is a little stiff, which Im cool with, and the inside lining is a soft.