I got the Jacket like a month ago here on Calgary, needless to say more about the weather we have.
Coming from Mexico, I needed something that was helpful, and this jackets really does the work.
At first I wanted a North Face, everybody seems to have one, I wanted the Elysium, but then I found out that is not waterproof, not windproof and without a hood!! for about the same price? No Way Jose!
I am 6' and 210 pounds, with I think, a larger than average torso, the jacket is in fact, a little too short for my taste, a couple of inches wouldn't hurt, so good thing I tried it on before buying it, i got the XL, and still it is a bit shorter than I would have liked, other than that, is great!! The hood, the back, the way it looks, I got the black one of course!
I do have to say, that I feel a lack of protection near my wrists, where the Conduit logo is, is not supossed to be that way for $300.
About the zipper, is just a matter of getting used to, it can be a pain in the butt at the begining but once you get used to, piece of cake.
It's worth every dollar!!