This jacket is extremely comfortable and lightweight as well as durable. So far it has stood up to a few windy nights just below freezing with only a fleece under it. The pockets are good because there are a lot of them but they could be a little deeper. The lining is soft and well made, looks like it will definitely hold up - it is a thin fleece like liner that cuts off about 7 inches from the front zipper.
When I got the jacket I did a little gear test because I will be using it on a bit of extreme camping = )
-The jacket stood up to a full on spray from a garden hose for about 20-30 seconds (as long as you keep the collar up you should not get wet).
-I reorganized and loaded a deep freezer with only the jacket on (gotta love overtime at the supermarket/camp store).
- I have also gone on a few night runs just to see how it does wicking sweat and breathing and I was pleasantly surprised.
For the fit I am 5'5 165lbs with and I am pretty stocky the Medium is a little loose in parts but I have a barrel chest so the top fits perfect - a good athletic cut and the sizing chart is mostly accurate so you can go by those measurements.
A bit extreme I know but I do not like my gear failing on me when I need it.
All in all this has outperformed my north face bionic by far -as well as my hardshell gore-tex jacket just because it is so much less bulky and more comfortable.
It's a little expensive but all in all I love it