i bought this sweater about a week ago, and since it's hot here in Missouri, i haven't gotten a chance to seriously wear it around yet. and that's the only reason it's not a 5 star at this point. i have tried it on, and the sleeves are a bit long, but that was to be expected since i'm normally a large, and all they had was XL here. i'm 6'2" and 230 lbs, pretty muscular build. so if you're my size or smaller, the sleeves being an inch to long shouldn't be enough to deter you from saving 40% on it. i intended to wear it as a light jacket more than a sweater anyway, so it works out. it is very soft for it being a wool sweater. not as soft as the other smartwool products i own, but i think it's b/c of the way it's stitched this time. it is soft enough that my girlfriend stole it and cuddled up on the couch with it though, so i guess that says something.