This is one hell of a jacket. I got the green, but also ordered the red and returned it. I don't know what the other reviewer was talking about regarding the color, the jacket is red all over. As for the quality, it is built very solid, but be aware that this jacket is made for mountaineering and climbing. It has a very unique fit. I always wear a M in Norrona jackets, but for this, I wear a S. The body is super tight and the arms are super long. The pit zips are designed to be easy to open and close (halleluia, someone finally figured this out!). This is a jacket made for extending your arms above your head (like in climbing). If you don't need it for this, your best bet are the skiing jackets. As for me, I am the enemy of all bulk, and this jacket lets me be active without compromise. The shoulders are massive, the hood is terrific, the upper pocket is perfect for my iPhone, and the zippers are truly unique-I have never seen anything like them ever before. What I really like is that the zippers "click" when you begin unzipping or when they lock in place-very cool and very functional. I did not test it in the rain, but lets hope this jacket proves more waterproof than XCR which never really keeps the water out-don't know how Gore Tex bamboozled us into believing that one. The colors are phenomenal. I went to Big Sky to ski in Montana and all the ski shop owners kept coming up to me and asking what kind of jacket I had. That was pretty funny since Arc is pretty the new North Face. Sure, there are a few nits on this jacket, but it isn't worth getting into here. Oh, one more thing I really like...the back of the jacket comes down to mid butt which is very much needed and the front stays at belt height. Trust me, you'll love this thing, it looks like it will last for years and years.