This is one gorgeous jacket! I have skiied in shells and layers for the last several years and felt a lot more flexible and less like a snowperson in this coat. I was very warm (unusual for me) and comfortable. I agree with the two pockets being on one side being a problem. At Alta UT they use ski cards that are incompatible with being near a cell phone. They do not attach to your gear, rather go in a pocket. The upper pocket was the most convenient for the pass, but that left me with the cell phone (which is also my iPod) in my lower pockets, not as safe if I fell, and awkward with a cord. It worked, but it would have been much better to have two upper pockets. But as the other commenters say, it is still a wonderful jacket. Love the red!