I'm thinking about purchasing a north face coat but I'm unsure whether or not it is worth the extra money to spend on a coat? Because it is down I'm concerned about down coming through the seams and shedding all over the place. I'm hoping this brand is really good quality and elminates that problem. I just purchased a cheaper down coat from the Gap and am really disappointed I wore it twice and it smells like mildew for some reason and is shedding down all over the place. So it is going back. So any opinions about the north face quality would be appreciated.