I'm a High School teacher and Coach. I coach year round. Mainly runners but wrestlers as well. I bought this pullover for my coaching staff 4 years ago. I had them all embroiderd with our school name at a local embroidery place. I wear this pull-over for 8 months a year. When its colder, I put a Jacket over the top. I have washed this pull-over 3 or 4 times a month since I bought it. I live in it and beaten it up as much as I possibly could and it is still 100% like the day I got it (a little faded though I guess, it is black).
What I love about this, and others have mentioned, is the cut of it. I am 6'2" 230lbs (with a 36" waist) so most XL pull overs are just too big in the stomach and waist... but because of my shoulders I can't wear a large... this pullover fits perfectly! The sleeves are the perfect length as well. I am buying multiple other ones (not to be embroidered this time) because my wife makes fun of me fore how much I wear my other one.
This is the first thing I bought from North Face because it is pricier than basic department store stuff... but the durability and longevity of this stuff makes it more affordable than even stuff at Wal-Mart that doesn't last!