There are a lot of quilted jackets and mid-layers out there and many of them are too glossy for me. This is stylish, functional, but more masculine than many other the very shiny quilted mid-layers.
I'm 6'2", 185 and according to their size chart the L is the right size for me. The large fit really nice and if I wanted it as a true mid-layer with only intending to have thin shirts underneath, it is the way to go. Whether you want it for sport or dailywear. BUT, if you are going to have a sweater or fleece under it, it's not big enough.
I returned my L and got an XL. Its roomy without being baggy on me. Looks perfect with a big sweater or fleece under it and also looks nice without it. I think I can still wear it fine as a midlayer under my shell, but at this point it is probably more of a winter daily wear coat for winter hikes and work.
Price seems a bit steep for a pretty lean set of features. You have two pockets on the outside and one on the inside. Should have a little more zips and tricks for the price. It's also missing pit zips/vents. Does seem like a well made jacket, though. Also, I think Icebreaker only has a 90 day warranty period in their stores and 365 days on their website, but if you buy it at Backcountry, you can return it forever! So I bought it here. Yay Backcountry!!
I have not worn it in winter weather yet. They say it is warmer than 800fil down. I don't see how that could be true...maybe it prevents less heat loss but a big puffy down coat traps a lot of air to keep you warm as soon as you put it on. This feels like a great coat but it isn't instant warmth like the feeling you get when you put on a big puffy coat. I'm confident, though, that when I'm active in it and generate my own heat, this will keep it inside.
All in all, a really nice looking coat that seems quality made. I looked at the North Face jackets first and didn't see anything I liked as much as this one. We'll see how it performs!