Haven't been able to try it out on the slopes yet, but I LOVE the jacket so far. When trying it on, I was already getting a little warm, so it will be great for when it gets super chilly! The fleece lining on the collar is really soft, and I'm sure it will be nice for hiding your face from the wind when its fully zipped up. I got the red version, but the actual jacket is much less orange-y than it appeared in the pictures. The color's more of a true red, which is still looks good. Do keep in mind, though, that the white parts of the jacket are more of a grayish tone, and won't match with bright white pants (like I thought they would). I'm still discovering the seemingly endless amount of zippers and pockets: so far I know that there's a removable hood, removable powder skirt, goggle pocket with attached cleaning cloth, ipod pocket, forearm pocket on left arm, a bunch of cinches over the entire jacket which I'm not sure what they're used for, 2 zips on either side of the upper torso (kind of like pit zips), expansion zips on ends of sleeves, one outer zipper pocket, one outer zipper pocket with a velcro close over it, and some sort of suspender/strap of questionable use (which is removable). Orage is nothing if not thorough, and the quality of everything feels excellent. I can't wait to try the jacket out on the ski slope. So far: I would highly recommend it!