This jacket keeps you warm and dry while looking really awesome. I was wearing this jacket on one of the rainiest days this season and didn't even get wet, maybe due to the fully taped seams or the 10k waterproof rating this jacket has. On days when the sun is out or the snow is dumping the jacket stays out of the way, not interfering with your riding at all. The dakine wy'east also has a ton of pockets to keep your things with you as you slide downhill on plastic. Its clean design really turns heads in the lift lines and on the chair people always seem to ask me about mine.