when i first wore this jacket on thanksgiving day 08 at Alyeska Resort, AK it was snowing, then hailing, then raining. that being said some part the snow was very slushy, some powdery, some icy. at the base, all my buddies were soaked and wet from the inside of their jackets but for me i was dry!!!this jacket is worthed!!!The CONTINNUM version is way more expensive cuz of its interior but put some extra layers inside this jacket and your good to go. unless you got the money to waste then buy the continnum. if not this is worth every penny. and I had a lot of compliments and stares. i recommend this highly!