The jacket is light and warm (for its weight). I bought it for brisk walks with my dog and found it's comfortable on its own down to about 5 C, and with a fleece layer down to about -10 C. Any colder and it gets chilly with the jacket, and its form-fitting cut doesn't comfortably allow more than one extra layer. The pockets are on the small side and have limited space for my dog-walking supplies (ball, pick-up bags, treats, flashlight (for nighttime walks), sunglasses (for daytime walks)). Construction quality seems good. The jacket is water repellent, at least enough for occasional showers. The hood fits snugly; the fabric results in a lot of rustling that makes it difficult to hear with the hood up.