Jacket label says "made in China"
Nice hood with 2 ways to adjust it, to cinch it - side-pulls with a cordway on each side of your face, and top-pulls with 2 cordways along the top. So you can adjust the hood snugly even if you aren't wearing a helmet. Plenty of insulation in the hood. In 25 deg F weather my head was warm comfortable with just a OR Gorilla balaclava and the hood.
The jacket was long enough to almost cover my whole butt. It is hard to tell that the jacket is actually that long, from the picture and the written description. I think it needs to be shown ON A MODEL. The hood on the jacket is large, and it is large in the picture, most jackets have a smaller hood, so if you are thinking in terms of an average size hood, you tend to get an illusion of the jacket being smaller than it actually is, instead of seeing the reality of the hood being larger than an average hood. To better appreciate how long the jacket is, note where the sleeves end in the picture.
In a mild to moderate rain, the jacket did not allow any rain to get through. It all rolled right off the outer layer. I don't know yet how it will work in a heavy downpour. But since the polyester fiber insulation works well despite being wet, even if a little water got through the untaped seams, into the insulation, the jacket should still be warm.
NOte that there are 2 versions of this jacket listed on backcountry.com, and older version with less insulation, 133 g torso, 100 arms, 60 hood, and this version, which is the newer version with more insulation - 170 g torso, 133 arms, 60 hood. The difference in total weight (747 grams, that is, 26.4 ounces, as compared to 24 ounces) is about equal to the difference in total insulation. There appears to also be a difference in the front zipper.
I was quite warm in this jacket in a windy 25 degrees F, just sitting around doing nothing, while wearing lightweight cotton long underwear and a turtleneck beneath it, and a light flannel shirt. I assume that with a heavier flannel shirt or a sweater or both, or a sweatshirt underneath, I would be warm at even lower temperatures. I am waiting for a zero degree F day to see if I can keep warm. The jacket is sized so that it will go over a midlayer. If you are not wearing a midlayer, you may want to get a size smaller.
I love the Gore windstopper layer. It really does cut way down how much wind you feel, and this really does seem to enable you to manage with less insulation, in windy weather. I am not sure how strong the outer layer of nylon fabric is, however. Will it stand up to constant abrasion by a backpack? We'll see.
The jacket tag says "machine wash cold separately rinse thoroughly. Do not bleach. Do not use fabric softener. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.
Jacket looks well-made. The outer shell has a kind of wrinkley look and has a kind of paper-like feel as opposed to a fabric-like feel but under a magnifying glass it does appear to be a (finely) woven FABRIC with thin fibers, and not a paper or felt. Seems very light for the amount of warmth and can be compressed to a rather small volume.