Checked out both this and the NF Arctic down jackets and Metropolis won hands down. First, as other reviewers have noted, if you have an athletic build (broader shoulders, narrower hips), the Artic makes you look like Jabba the Hut. The Metropolis, on the other hand, has a nice slim cut, and the sleeves are long enough for my long arms. The shoulders fit comfortably, and the body was roomy enough for several layers. It is much less bulky than other down jackets I've owned but just as warm. Loved the asphalt gray -- tres chic. I'm sure the Artic is warmer, but hey, I live in Jersey, not Boston or Chicago anymore and so fashion can be a priority. . .