The Piton Hybrid Hoody is a good quality fleece that attempts to perform well as an outer layer. The jacket is moderately successful at this goal due to its targeted use of Polartec WindPro fabric, which is more durable and more wind resistant than the company's R1 fabric. But the jacket falls short when compared to the Patagonia R1 Hoody and the Arc'teryx Fortrez.
The Men's version of the Piton Hybrid is far different than the [omen's version; women get the added benefits of handwarmer pockets and WindPro fleece down the entire front torso. If you like these features, consider checking out the non-hooded men's version of this jacket, which has zippered hand pockets and WindPro fleece panels that extend down the whole torso.