sick jacket. very warm. lots of pockets for tools, money, etc... removable hood. as far as wearing it while your riding. when i have my hood up i still have great vision. my peripherals weren't obstructed at all, was listening to music with the ipod holder on the jacket. the jacket never got wet, always stayed dry even after being in the snow here and there. if you like to stay warm while your out there shredding, and you want to look good while doing it. this is the jacket to get.