The Denali jacket is extremely warm as an insulating layer, has a nice assortment of pockets and the pit zips are a convenient feature. However, it is very poor at blocking wind and is rather heavy and bulky. I have other jackets from The North Face and Arc'teryx, and I would definitely suggest going with a lighter jacket (Arcteryx Sigma LT) composed of the Windstopper fabric. It will keep you just as warm without the bulkiness and weight of this jacket. Besides, everyone already owns this jacket, and people who buy it are purchasing it for fashion and not for its quality. There are much better jackets out there for this price!