The Marmot Ignitor is not an ordinary fleece piece. Read the weight specs: it's heavy for fleece, more than twiceas heavy as 300 fleece. Pick it up, and put it on. Yes, its heavy and solid like a light softshell. Outside, it's sightly fuzzzy, but its a textured, very flat weave. DWR coated, windproof, warm. Not warm like a thick, fuzzy Patagonia Classic. The Ignitor is a tecnical cut: close to the body, but like all Marmot jackets, cut smart so it does not resrict arm movement, sleeves don't ride up. If this jacket fits, like it fits me, it stays in place when you move. Solid, warm enough with a midweight Capiline base layer. A few excellent side pockets, one on the sleeve, pit zips that work well. It's a Marmot piece, and it's good. I've never been disappointed by a piece of Marmot clothing or a sleeping bag -- I have a CWM and a 30 degree bag + the 8000m coat and pants. I've bet my life on those 3 pieces (cwm, and 8000m set) and I'm still here. The Ignitor is for cool weather activity, pretty aerobic if you use the pit zips and main zipper to ventilate. Nice piece of gear, and I have two of them. I like them, and I think they are worth the price. Nice wind and water resistance; like a lot of other Marmot clothing, this is the real deal outdoors. I use mine with confidence, and I'm not disappointed. 5 stars for sure.