it's pretty good. it looked about that color, i didn't think it was all that bright, got the grape rad. it was a little bit darker purple. not very dark but it definitely goes better with black. Haven't actually tested it, snowboarding, it's not exactly insulated but not that it's not insulated. it's definitely not something i'd only wear if i was in colorado. if your in warmer temperatures, like upper 30 degree F. it may be ok. but anything lower i'd definitely wear some under armor.