I was a little skeptical buying this jacket until I saw it in person. Thought it would be much thinner than it was but it is actually incredibly thick, and hugs your entire upper body. There are very few jackets that I have been as pleased with for a lot of reasons: Very durable, handles washing incredibly well especially for wool, keeps the cold out yet breathes well, and it looks totally non-standard. You won't see a million of these walking around! I was scared to death that washing it was going to cause major problems, but washing with nikwax wool wash on the wool setting and laying it flat to dry did the trick. It didn't shrink, looked brand new, and completely seemed ready to roll. One word of caution is that this jackets cut is very athletic so you may consider bumping up a size if you prefer your jackets to have plenty of room.