This is a really nice winter jacket! Runs a bit on the large side for layering. I'm 6'2" 200LBS and I got an XL. The Large also fit me but the XL was perfect for me just because of preference. I wanted this winter jacket a little big so that I could bulk up even more underneath. The jacket comes down to below my butt and is consistantly long in the front. It is longer than most of my other Arc jackets. I like the Proshell because I really hate when snow turns icy/wet and the Arcteryx shell solves that problem. The hood his built in and is insulated like the rest of the jacket. This jacket would probably be really big and hot if you plan on a lot of activity. It would be perfect for an inactive winter experience like watching a football game in the winter snow (unless you live in Alaska of course). I would think the temperature needs to be below 30F for you to love this jacket. It is thick for warmth, has proshell for wet, it is like a winter bombselter!