I think Im a North Face Junkie, and this Jacket is part of the reason why. Its light enuff to feel "O" so lovely. But just warm enuff to keep the chill off your back. I live in southern Cal. so in the summer its often to worm in the day to wear. But as soon as the sun sets its on and it stays on. I have four soft shell North Face jackets, But this one is my all around go to. It breaths very well and I a havent been rained on yet but, water beads up very well. Its tuff, and if dirt or somthing gets on it it wipes right off. Im 6'1 210lbs and my XL fits great. I even got one for my father in law, and he loves it just as much.... Also BackCountry realy does ship wicked fast. Youll love this jacket.