Let's face it, $165 for a fleece jacket is a lot. That is why I didn't get a Northface for over 2 years. Now I look back I should've gotten one a long time ago because anything by Northface really does last a lifetime. It might get dirty but it is very durable. It's almost perfect for any occasion since you can layer it with a sweatshirt inside when it's cold without being too bulky, you can also just wear the denali up until April! I don't go out without mine now since it's convenient and lightweight. And splurging on something you're going to love forever is worth it. If you buy it you won't be disappointed. It is never going to get out of style but it's also super comfy and soft!