Hi, I thought the jacket will be some kind of a sortshell jacket because of it's price but it isn't. It's very warm, looks good and is stylish. Very comfortable jacket. The only disadvantage is that it could have more interior pockets . I usually wear M or L size, I bought L because I've never had 696 before, in my opinion their "L" is really "L". I might have chosen a little bit smaller M. But anyway I would recommend this jacket to everybody. Oh and one more thing - the material is really nice.. it's a kind of denim - it's not this usual material which is usually used for snowboard jackets. The material is great!