I was in the market for a soft shell and after quite a bit of research chose one from SORD, (Special Operations Research Design), an Australian based company. One of the factors besides the technical details was SORD has a factory in Kentucky. Having a company in the US is good, but having one below the Mason Dixon is fantastic. The design fit my criteria and seems very well thought out. It is semi-sterile with only a small company label over the kangaroo pocket and a size tab in the usual rear neck position. The form fitting hoodie is a 1/4 zip design with a "kangaroo" chest pocket, slash hand pockets and zipper pulls on each lower side at 3 and 6 o'clock that extend up to app. 3"/4" below the arm pits. This feature is to access a concealed weapon or any other belt carried accessory. I carry AIWB, but the zippered section still eased access to draw and the offside zipper allowed quick access to extra magazines carried at 7-8 for reloads. I like this feature since the coat is slim and not overly stretchy which could possibly be an issue in drawing a firearm. I have also found that unzipping the two sections make removing and putting the hoodie on easier as well. I am not sure exactly what the material is and have heard no one else is using it. So far I've worn the coat with just a T-shirt under it in temps between 30-ish* up to the mid fifties and have not been uncomfortable at all; I am fairly hot natured so I'm sure I can easily go down to the 20's and still be comfortable if active. I ordered the hoodie from predatorarmament.com and it shipped from Frankfort, KY the following day, arriving in three days here in VA. The SORD hoodie is available in tan and black; I ordered the latter and am pleased.