i'm totally psyched about this jacket, it's super warm (like i only wear a t-shirt underneath in 30 degrees and i'm good), great pockets, looks sharp, nice silhouette, roomy but not too bulky (the pic doesn't do it justice). the venting is great, has one big vent on the chest and pit vents as well, dumps heat quickly. powder skirt is tight and grippy, hood is good and removable, jacket has magnetic closures on front zipper flap, waist adjustment in side pockets, you can sleep in it on the bus home. (whine whine: the zippers on the pit vents are a little sticky--not too bad, but you cant grab at the shit with your mittens while you're carving it and expect to adjust your pit temp. c'est la vie. the hood is a little tight around the helmet which only affects you if it's super cold and you ride with your hood, and there are no thumb holes in the wrist gaiters, so get your sewing kit and scissors.) jacket is way worth the price.