I bought the Purple With Teeth 2.5L jacket for the soggy Northwest snow and I was happy to find that this jacket is not only very breathable but VERY waterproof. I love the hood and face mask features for cold chairlift rides. The "With Teeth" is pleasantly soft for a shell, and so far has proven to be very durable. Only complaint is that the zippers are stiff, but they break in. Size down. I'm a solid medium and I went with a small here. BC processed my size exchange seamlessly. Pro.