Perfect for all but Arctic climates
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I have had this for about two months. I live in a part of Virginia with winter temperatures usually in the 30s and 40s and some cold days down to 15 F. It's also very wet in the winter. I purchased this to replace an old NF Tri-climate because I realized that I never separated the shell and liner in that jacket and I already have a fleece that wear separately. I've also worn Patagonia stuff since the 1990s and never been disappointed.
This jacket is definitely warm enough for winter in my area. With a sweater, it's comfortable down into the low 20s, maybe even colder. The big outer pockets are great for keys, phone, winter gloves, etc, leaving the lined hand pockets free of junk. Everything is solidly made, with an insulated hood and big sturdy windflap over the zipper. The wrists have buttons in two sizes to allow for a good fit with or without winter gloves. At 5'6" and 160lbs, the Medium is a great fit.
If you live in Minnesota or Maine, you need a knee-length, down-filled parka. Anywhere warmer and this should be great.