When your Bowl gets filled with powder you will be stoked you have it. It is the perfect weight to tour around in with a few layers on, and will be a great spring jacket. It is essentially just a burly shell that will stand up to everything, which is what I have been looking for. The Large size was sold out when I purchased it so I sized up to an XL (I tend to wear baggier clothing, 6', 175) and am quite pleased. Fits me great. The large would have been nice so I wouldn't have to cinch the bottom up, but that only has to be done once so it does not matter too much to me. If you are looking for a lighter coat that will provide you incredible protection from water and wind, look no farther. The 2-Layer Gore-Tex is all I need for Utah pow, and would hold up just fine to a quicker blast of rain. Stoked to have it for many more years!