Before I bought the jacket, I read both good and bad reviews. In the end, I bought the jacket because it was on sale (too much at regular price). It had all the luxurious features which are expected for the price you pay (taped seams, tight zippers, power shield, etc.) Even though it sounded great on paper, I returned it. Why you may ask? Because it looked poorly made and was about to fall apart. The taping on the seams looked like they were cut with a dull knife and would fray with the slightest bit of friction. This really wasnt a surprise considering the other reviews I read. Take my review with a grain of salt because I never tested it out in the cold. For all I know it could be a great jacket, but I wasnt going to take that chance. I ended up with the Sharp Point jacket from Marmot. It may be like comparing apples to oranges because of the different fabrics, but I am extremely happy with the Sharp Point for both its durability and its quality construction.