I like this jacket a lot, DC really made this in mind for the mtn. I had a Holden one with similar buttons on the front, but they all fell off or got ripped off via falling belly first on a corrugated tube. The buttons on this one seem built in and not just sewed on, hopefully they'll be more durable. This jacket is nice and long but does run a little big. I'm 5'2" 125lbs and the small is a little loser then I prefer but I kept it anyway. Even though it doesn't have wrist gaiters per say, the inner lining that pokes out (you can see it in the picture) has holes for your thumbs... very nice!