I received this jacket yesterday. I feel confident in saying that this jacket has definitely met my expectations even though I have only run in it twice. I am a long-distance runner and have tried MANY jackets in the windy, wet and cold Canadian winters. I have only one other jacket (Mountain Hardwear Gorestopper) that I feel comfortable running in during winter, but it has no hood. Yesterday the weather was calm and approximately 32F. I ran 10 miles wearing only a Patagonia base layer and I felt so comfortable wearing my Gamma MX Hoody. Today I ran in much different conditions 20mph winds, raining heavily and temperature of approximately 35F. I used the hood which was not bulky and did not annoy me. Despite the terrible weather conditions, I felt comfortable running 8 miles. I run marathons so I put in a lot of miles training. I am very particular about what I wear during my training runs and the fact that I am pleased with the Gamma MX Hoody says a lot for it!! So, can I say that I already love this jacket.....yes!!