Ok, so my 12 year-old daughter is now a walking North Face advert, but not without good reason. This fleece jacket, like all TNF stuff, is really high quality, fits well and looks great. My daughter is 4'9" 85 lbs, and the medium fits her perfectly. She wears this both as a midlayer when skiing and as an outerlayer indoors. Basically, she wouldn't ever take the thing off except for the fact we live in the tropics most of the year!