I have purchased 3 Baro jackets over the last few years. The manning was my most recent buy. The insulation on the manning is great. Definitely keeps you warm through the winter. There's a common consistency with Baro. Yes, they keep you dry but you get something else. Each jacket is made with the same DNA. I'm kind of shocked there really isn't many players in the space. With other jackets you have to either decide to bring an umbrella or put on your gore tex hiking gear. The balance between tech and casual/business apparel is on point.
Make sure you get the right fit. I ended up going down in size with the manning but customer support was quick to respond and make the exchange painless.
Thank you for all your support and great feedback here. We did have feedback last year that the Manning jacket fit a bit big and we actually tweaked the fit this year so its more true to size now. Thanks again and hit us up with any other questions. :)