It meets your expectations. The jacket is "fleece", but it's actually lighter, thinner and incorporates some spandex. The warmth it provides is stupendous. It'll make you hot on some occasions. The sleeves are longer than a normal jacket so that you can use the monkey thumbholes and not feel the cloth yanking at your thumbjoint--great innovation! Also great as a layer. I'm 5'7" at about 150 and the jacket is ever so slightly loose, but fits well. I could have gotten a small. I think the small would have been far more form-fitting however. The design is excellent. It looks great zipped up to the neck and unzipped. I don't have bulky arms, so the sleeves fit well. Overall, the jacket is the fit that is shown on the picture. I've worn this jacket in all sorts of places--out for the night, at work, etc etc. Wonderful and versatile jacket. I hope to use this one over and over and over again!