A few of the negative reviews had me worried after ordering this jacket for my son. However, it arrived today and we are both very pleased with it and I find myself puzzled by some of the negative criticisms in other reviews. The fabric is soft inside and out and is a heavier weight than a normal American sweatshirt fleece.The jacket also seems well-constructed -- seams are finished nicely and there are no thread ends inside. It looks great on him, too. The cut really flatters his tall, thin build. The one thing that I will concede is a bit weird about the jacket is the fake pocket flaps on the chest -- they do just hang loose rather than snapping to the jacket. That's not near enough of a negative for me to ding it on the star rating, however.