I absolutely love this jacket. Someone mentioned that it has "no insulation" but does obviously have some, but it's fairly light. The site doesn't indicate it but the powder skirt is in fact removable and the jacket even has a special pocket on the inside for stashing it. I normally wear a medium size and that fit me perfectly for this jacket. I haven't gotten to use it for snowboarding yet but did use it to trek through D.C. in rain, sleet, snow, and hail (literally) the entire day walking to the different monuments and was nothing but warm and dry all day with the temperature in the upper-30s (and I live in southern-AZ). The fur does a great job of sealing off the hood from cold air. It doesn't have wrist gaiters or whatever which I'm sure would help when I take it to the mountain but I still love this jacket.