I am really impressed with the quality of Eddie Bauer clothes. All of my other jackets are from large brands like North Face, Patagonia, Kuhl, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear. The quality of stitching and the fit and finish of Eddie Bauer rivals the other brands, and in some cases is better. Because this jacket is reversible, it means that both sides of the jacket have to be nicely finished to look good. The addition of the non quilted side means that there is a extra layer of fabric on that side of the jacket. On the non-quilted side, there are no hand pockets, but you gain a chest zip pocket with is also the stuff sack. The Pertex fabric is slightly silkier than my other similar jackets. This jacket is comparable to the Patagonia Nanopuff and North Face Thermoball. The North Face Thermoball small is oversized, the Nanopuff is undersized, and the Ignitelight is just right. On the quilted side, there are three logos, Eddie Bauer on the chest, Ascent on the bicep, and Pertex on the sleeve, which is too much branding. The jacket is very thin and compressible. The list price of this jacket is comparable to other similar jackets, but the sale prices are a bargain. Highly recommended.