I just need to say, the Arc'teryx Veilance insulated field jacket is the single best piece of outerwear I've ever owned. I used to switch my jackets almost daily. Now I don't want to wear anything else unless the weather is nice.
It's completely waterproof, seam sealed, minimalistic and has every detail worked out in such a way that I could not imagine it having been done better, from the deployable hood to the placement of the key clip. This last point is a rare pleasure for me. It's a timeless military cut, with no logos, clean lines, few signs of the manual work done to craft it and barely visible zippers. While it managed to have all the insulation and weather resistance needed to combat a single-digit temp, snowy winter, it does this weighting about a pound. It's not showy - no fancy furry hoods - but you can tell it's high quality. But my favorite aspect is the way it insulates. The goretex pro membrane is so f*king breathable that I never feel a fluctuation in temperature. I just stay exactly as warm as I need to. Did I mention it's basically weightless?
This jacket doesn't look fancy. But own one and you'll see how amateurish it makes all the other around-town technical jackets feel. #obsessed