I love this jacket. I was a little hesitant on purchasing a down jacket from New Balance. I love their shoes so I thought I'd give it a try. It's absolutely wonderful. The jacket does not bunch up around your waste, it actually covers your back plus some. The blue color is very unique and stunning. The sewing lines that run down the jacket are very slimming as well as the overall shape of the jacket. The arms aren't puffy at all. I love the fleece around the neckline. The fleece is so soft and almost furry. The pockets are great and very useful inside and out. It is very warm and stylish, almost classy looking but very practical. We just got hit with another snowstorm here in Wyoming and walking to school is no sweat. Actually I do sweat some because it keeps me so warm. Overall a great jacket at a great price!