The jacket selection at Pennington's was limited this year, and I needed something to keep me warm while in the outdoors. I selected this jacket and I'm very glad I did. I like the feel of this jacket. It's very lightweight but warm. When I got home, I was very pleasantly surprised to see it was stuffed with real down, which for me is much better for temperature regulation, sweat wicking, and keeps me much warmer in the winter without getting sweaty. The only feature I am unsure about, is the elastic gather on the back waist, which I could do without. Very pleasantly surprised on the quality of this jacket. (I also sized up 2 sizes so I could wear big sweaters underneath, I like the look of a looser fit) However, I would say this jacket fits true to size. I wish it came in funkier patterns, I would have bought multiple!!