Very happy with this jacket. Better than TNF down jackets (they don't make kids jackets with 600 fill anymore). The warmth is excellent even in our sub-zero temperatures (she only wears a long sleeve cotton shirt underneath) and it does seem to block wind (she says she does not feel cold air coming in - even from the cuffs because there's another elasticized cuff inside the outer cuff that you see in the picture). I do wish it came with a hood (I know the high loft jackets came with a hood but we didn't like the shiny look!). We thought about getting the popular down sweater - she has friends who wear them all through the winter here but I didn't think it was warm enough especially this year with the polar vortex! The color Oasis Blue is beautiful! Size is true to size (she's 12, usually wears size 12 tops and this jacket in L fits well with room to grow - she wears size L TNF jackets also).