"Surprisingly warm! Smart design. Less packable."
Have worn this jacket in sub-zero temperatures around campus and simply love it! The hood and the longer cut really makes this jacket a whole lot warmer than for example the Nuptse by TNF. I actually shipped a giant parka back because this one was enough.I feel like the synthetic filling in the shoulders is a smart idea for all us backpack-wearers, but I really can't back that up.This jacket really is a slim fit, which is great because you can fit it under a shell, but be aware of that. I'm 5'10" and kind of lanky (145 lbs). Small fits me perfectly.The major drawback is that it is less packable than other compressible insulation layers. I think this is due to the fact that there is more jacket here (hood + longer cut) and the synthetic parts. It folds down to about the size of a really small sleeping bag.