I have had this jacket for 1 year now. I live in Wisconsin and I like to be outside and ice fish and just be able to be warm when I'm doing it. I have tried everything, from layering, to down (to Hot) and everything in between. I found fortress and watched a few vids o youtube. I thought if they can jump in the water and still be warm while sitting there it should work for me. I ordered the whole 9 yards, base layer, jacket, bibs, socks and beanie. Best money I ever spent! I went out ice fishing in 2021 and it was about 20 degrees with a 5-7mph wind on the ice. I had the base layer on and an insulated sweatshirt. I was comfortable all day. I gave a pair of the socks to my friend who ice fishes with me. Fast forward to 2022. I was out in the deep freeze. I wore the parka and bibs with jeans and a shirt underneath. I was nice and warm. My friend who I gave the socks to was out with me. I asked him if he still had the socks. He looked at me and said "It's all I wear now!" I can't say enough good things about the product and believe me when I say it was cold here -50 below is cold. I wasn't though. Are you?