The Jacket is soft and mid weight. I read a previous review that the jacket was stretchy and they were considering going down a size. I on the other hand am going to try the next size up. I am 5 ft 9 in and weigh 140. I got a Med. and it fit great but for my comfort zone I felt it was clingy around my mid section. (The over 40 slight tummy buldge) I hope the large is not too wide in the shouders and side seams. I love the tumb holes and the angled zipped pockets. It is well put together with top stiching on seams.