Skiing is my life, thats pretty much it. PSIA Level 2 Alpine instructor, working on Park/Pipe accreditaion, Working to be a Snowboard instructor as well. Love big mountain and backcountry hits. Park is ok, but not what I go to the mountains for.
I can't begin to describe to you how awesome it is to have the compartments separated with their own zippered enclosures. Keeps me nice and organized and separates the dirty drawls from the fresh gear. This thin is plenty big for a week long trip and won't leave you wishing for more. The zippers seem pretty robust and the handle telescopes out pretty far for ease of transport.
I can't even describe how awesome this coat is. There is ZERO insulation, its a pure shell that is super waterproof and light. I was actually concerned when I got it that it was TOO light, but once I wore it, I was sold. The whole set up is like wearing a suit of armor in the PNW rain/snow. It sheds moisture like a garbage bag, but breathes like mesh. This can be a deep winter coat with layers underneath, or a spring/warm weather coat with a t-shirt underneath and the vents open. Pair it with the primed pants and you've got a heckofa suit.
For a low-bulk Mitt, these things made my hands sweat! I was looking for a non-leather alternative that I could tuck under my jacket and these fit the bill perfectly. My only complaint would be that my hands get WAY to warm wearing these, but thats probably MY problem, not the Mitten's problem. Pretty true to size and steezy to boot.
The material that Sessions uses for their softshells is so much better than any other companies I've experienced. Its actually SOFT. It doesn't feel like a shell at all, more like your favorite hoody....with waterproofing. Definitley good for any warm weather riding, although, without any venting, it can get a bit warm with sunny riding. I've had one of these for 3 years and STILL wear it regularly. Heck, check my profile pic, I'm wearing it at Sun Valley in April.