The first thing i noticed about this jacket is that it runs large. i am 5'9 and 140 pounds and got medium, and it is a huge fit, but wearable. the cuffs extend well beyond my hands when my arms are hanging down. the next thing i noticed is how waterproof it is. you can hold it under running water and water just rolls off it. so far, the wproofing hasnt worn and rain still bead up. it has a huge array of pockets, so my resort pack is now obsolete. the hood is goofy large, so i guess its made to go over helmets. the hood uses a really useful tightening system with a hidden button on the back of the hood, and has a magnet holding it to your upper back to keep it from billowing up if you go airborne. the powder skirt has buttons on it to connect to oakley pants. the vest, though not down, is great too, and i wear it around more often than the jacket. The two put together are pretty warm and windproof, and on a mid 30s day i wear nothing but a t-shirt underneath. the goggle pocket zipper is right next to the main jacket zip up, and is concealed under the flap covering that. inside the goggle pocket is a rectangular fleece pocket the size of an ipod touch, and there is a slit on the inside of the jacket to allow the cable to reach you inside your jacket. overall best jacket ive ever had!