Had to get a new jacket after I lost my Burton '78 shell from about 14 years ago. Needless to say I found a sick replacement with this jacket. I've always been a fan of a shell jacket, but this one is extra warm. Still need to layer for really cold conditions, but thats the beauty of a shell jacket. Just layer a bit for colder conditions or take some off when its warmer. And you can use the pit vents to cool you down as well. I was fortunate to ride in all conditions my first days with this jacket, from snowing, 40-50 mph winds, powder and a warm sunny day and this jacket killed it in all conditions. Im about 5'8 1/2 and I bought the medium. Still super roomy and light. I loved the fleece lined collar and it didnt go super high like the burton jackets I tried on. For those wondering about the wrist gaiters. They do come with them. They just call them wrist warmers. I also loved the spacious pockets up top that work ergonomically for reaching across your chest. A more natural move to accessing whatever you got in there. Im super happy I picked this jacket.