I own several synchilla products from Patagonia. I wore this item for the first time and was surprised on how warm this garment was. I would highly recommend this to anyone whom would dare to venture out in the season called winter. I have yet to test this in the wilderness but I can see this being very useful in any 3 season activity.
I'm not gonna have to buy another jacket for warmth or rain for years. I'm so happy with this guy that it sits right by the door for every time I go out into that rainy PNW weather. the neck isn't lined, but I feel like it would get too hot if it was. I use this running errands, and I'm excited to see how it does when I hop on ski's next month. super warm, super water resistant.
I bought this jacket to replace an old shell jacket and I expected to just rock my hoodie under it. No need for a hoodie, no need for my heavy coat, this jacket is perfect. Very first night I got it, strait outta the box! (The best box I've ever had sent to me BTDubbs) in the car, parking ramp, bar, walking the streets in the winter wind, into the other bar, and back out to wherever, I think it even helped me hail a cab. Point is that this jacket will exceed every expectation you have.
Went with the xl in this jacket and it's a great fit with several layers underneath. Have used this as an intermediate jacket for days in the mid to upper 30F-45F degree range and it works exceptioanlly well for that. Water sheds off well and it's fairly wind proof as well.