This jacket is THE.BEST. I did a lot of research on it vs. similar offerings from patagonia, arc'teryx, OR, etc. and am so glad I tried this one. The red color is actually much nicer in person, a lovely bright cherry red w/fig on the inside. It is so lightweight it feels like you're not even wearing a coat, yet you're instantly warm--it's perfect for 40 degrees and up by itself, but is warmest when worn with a shell. In colder weather I pair mine with a wool layer and/or my softshell for outdoor activities, and my Kavu sundowner jacket/columbia parka for around town. Because its so light I don't look like the staypuft man in any of the pairings. It is wearable from fall all the way through spring. Best of all, I am always too hot or too cold, and have NEVER sweated in this jacket. It regulates body temperature wonderfully--whether you're walking the dog or skiing/snowshoeing/etc. It may look more techy than some of the other offerings, but it is made of stronger material and doesn't rip. The sleeves are really well reinforced, and the different color reinforcement isn't as noticeable as it looks in some of the pictures. Its pockets have correct placements for your hands (not an awkward angle/location), and the correct depth (including chest pocket!). I'd love a pocket on the inside next time, Northface! The length is great in the back because it covers your butt, and it doesn't ride up in front to expose your stomach when you raise your arms. So, pretty perfect for a lot of outdoor pursuits. Speaking of arms, mine are insanely long and northface sleeves are always is long enough to cover my wrists completely. All in all, great purchase. Worth the money. **Note:1: to save you the feeling of being an idiot, the care instruction tag is on the upper inside of the left pocket.