this snowboard jacket is awesome! the Gor-tex keeps you dry on the snowiest days. Bring on the storm! it is super warm but doesn't get to hot. its the perfect in between. the hood has an attached face mask. so even when u don't want to wear it you don't have to cram it in your pocket. plus there's plenty of pockets where your stuff like an ipod can be protected from the snow! if i were you id definitely get this sweet jacket. you wont be sorry!