Well... after researching a bunch of online winter sales and comparing different products, I finally decided to purchase the North Face Venture on www.mountaingear.com. My friend Jim Harris infomed me of this sale when it became available and I was able to buy the last large they had in stock in the Basin Blue color. This jacket retails in store for $99 before tax but I was lucky enough to get it for $75, which includes shipping. Even though I'm looking forward to better weather here in N.E. Ohio, I can't wait to get this jacket delivered and be able to use it in extreme weather conditions!