Love this jacket. I live in South Dakota, and the weather and wind chill get in the negative degrees... I haven't snowboarded in this jacket but wear it for cold days around town. The hood is incredible and stays over my head even in high winds... Basically, even when it is -14 degrees F outside, I'm toasty warm :) Only, thing that could be improved, is the length of the torso... I would like it a little longer, but it's good enough...