I just received this sweater the other day. I love it. I have not taken it hiking really yet but I have used it chilling outside on a cool evening with some friends around a fire. It is so amazingly comfortable and warm that at some point (when I have money again) I plan on buying another one in a different colour. The only complaint that I have and some others might to if they are like me and always pushing the sleeves up the cuffs on the sleeves stretches out really fast and so the sleeves are always falling down. Other than that this shit is amazing.