I was in the market for a new softshell last fall and found last years superhero on sale. I picked it up to serve as my primary snowboarding jacket. I do not like to wear big baggy clothes and a lot of material, so I like a lightweight Windstopper softshell.
I believe the true test of a ski/snowboard jacket is the ability to keep you wrapped up while riding a chairlift up in 10 degree weather with serious winds. Then, can the jacket open up a bit on your ride down to vent off heat from exercise?
Well, I believe that this jacket does just that. I layer a midweight wicking baselayer followed by a low-volume fleece under this jacket and I have yet to feel cold.
I don't see myself going back to a traditional hard shell jacket anytime soon. The only gripe I have about the SuperHero is that it is cut a bit short, but I can deal with that. As for the collar, I don't have a problem with it at all and was suprised to hear people saying it's a design flaw.