I purchased the 2010 Trew Cosmic (white, black, and green) as a bomber shell that could take abuse, and that is what I got. I purchased it in an XL (I am 5'11 for reference), and it has the perfect athletic, but not super baggy fit.
Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was the sleek look. It was very streamline, with very few excess additions (pockets, zippers, etc). It had 4 exterior pockets, and one interior pocket of mesh. All had mesh liners, so it was very breathable. The pit vents stretch 3/4 of the jacket, making it very nice when skinning. It was built to layer with.
Being on the East Coast, I have experienced all sorts of weather with this coat. It can handle the best of it. In the rain, the 20k/20k material was evident. I never got wet. I could feel the chill, but never found myself getting wet. Same goes for wet powder. Nothing penetrated this jacket. On warmer days, the pit vents and chest pockets could be opened to let air through which would out perfectly. Like most shells, it does not excel at one thing, but it can do it all.
The construction of this jacket is fantastic. I have hit branches, ski edges, and even had the odd screw/nail catch on it. No rips anywhere. It is great.
Only complaints I have are related to the lack of a powder skirt. I dont ski with bibs, so anytime the snow kicks up, I get it down my pants/on my layers. Related to this is the fact that I broke a synch when trying to avoid the powder problem. I know, such a 1st world issue.
Overall, this jacket is perfect for someone who wants an athletic fit, technical/freeride combo jacket.