I purchased the 2008 model in blue last summer and after wearing this jacket here in Idaho during the cold months it has performed great thus far. This jacket as mentioned in some of the other reviews is less puffier and more fitting than the Nuptse. I found this jacket to be quite warm in temps ranging between 0 and 30 degrees and that is being in the elements for an hour or so. Only complaint is the sleeves seem to be a little short. I'm 5'8 about 160 lbs and the medium fits well with the exception of the sleeves. Also, I typically wear just a long sleeve t-shirt underneath which seems to be adequate when dealing with the outside temps noted above. I've had many compliments on this jacket and it has performed well in my opinion. With the slight shortness of the sleeves, I would still purchase this jacket again if I had to replace it. (Purchased from Backcountry on sale during the summer $149.00).