Love this coat.
I read reviews from other sites and was aware of the views re: pros and cons of various people, but I bought it anyway.
It’s not the most stylish, but I have other coats for that function. It still looks pretty cool and doesn’t have labels all over the place, like C.G. coats. If I am out walking the dogs in snow etc, I don’t want to get my stylish coats dirty haha.
I don’t mind the rustling noise, but it is Gore-Tex/waterproof, so you expect that anyway. The lack of a 2-way zip is probably the only slight pain for me, but it’s hardly worth mentioning.
The pockets are super-warm when you put your hands in. The coat feels very light, well-made, looks good, feel very comfy. Yes there are cheaper coats, but I think you generally get what you pay for and this is my second Arc’teryx product and I am not disappointed.