"Durable,extremely well made, buy it for life"
This jacket is very well made. The quality and durability are evident in the stitching, zippers, buttons, and fabric. It is slightly heavier than most down jackets. This is due to the G-1000 fabric, which is more robust (i.e heavier) than the typical lightweight and fragile fabric used on most down jackets. It does not compress as small as many down jackets. You can wax the fabric, which makes it waterproof. This is an unusual quality in a down jacket. The fit is very much average. I am 6 foot and of average built. A large fits me well, with a layer or two underneath. The hood would not have room for a helmet on the inside. If you need a down jacket which can take a beating, here it is. I use it everyday in the winter, for walking to work, skidooing, ice fishing, etc. If you are moving around, its good to -40 celsius. If you are not generating much body heat, its good to -30celsius. Best uses: outdoor pursuits, keeping warm while walking in the deep winter