This is a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. I took it out of the pack and tried it on to see exactly how it felt against my skin. Let me just say it feels amazing. The fabric feels like a light shirt on you but it is heavy enough to keep you warm. It has the feel of a light jacket. So it is warm but light. I have been with my mother-in-law many days where she sees something like this in the store. We are alike though, we like our money and we don't like to spend it. So she will say the same thing I say, that is just too expensive. We walk right past the item. She does so much for us though I think she deserves a few things for Christmas. May not be much but it comes from the heart to keep her warm and make her smile. I know she is going to love this. Plus it is tasteful in fashion.