The author of "Do Not Buy!!" got a bit carried away. He has a point about the pitzippers. The right pitzip especially was a little distracting to me when I wore the jacket around the house. But I realized a couple hours into my first snowboarding session with it on that I didn't even notice the pitzips. It does what it advertises and looks pretty cool, too, but the aforementioned reviewer's "steeze" comment is over the top. If anything, this is Burton's anti-steeze line, other than the price. Check out the Shaun White and Ronin lines for steeze points. The AK Cyclic is actually rather plain with minimal IDs. Not like the AK Stagger, which has "AKs" all over it. Burton's stuff runs big, so get a smaller size.