DC has always been a reliable brand for all your boarding needs, and the DC Servo is no exception. This jacket has all the features boarders love. I wore this today and the head, wrist, and skirt gaiters worked very well. The pockets are positioned well, especially the hidden iPod compartment by the chest. The 5k waterproof/breathable rating works great in pretty much all snowboarding conditions, so don't let it change your mind. The style is what I love most about this jacket. I have the Glacier Stripe pattern, and it WILL get you noticed on the slopes. Be prepared to receive plenty of compliments!