This is a pretty cool jacket. Just so everyone knows the jacket that got sent to me the bottom color that appears to be a blue in the picture is actually purple. I don't mind the purple however cause I like the teal and purple together. The jacket fits long to cover your butt on the slopes, I'm 5'3" and ordered a medium which is a perfect fit for me because I like to wear my jackets big. It's definitely a shell which works great to layer underneath or just wear it by itself in the spring. I love this jacket, but it's really purple.