I love this jacket, however I primarily wear it as a casual apres-boarding jacket. This is really just a sweatshirt, there is no "fleece" to be found. The pockets are secure and there are only two on the outside front. It's also pretty light, so it'd have to be really warm for me to wear it snowboarding. I haven't tested the water repellentness yet but have a hard time believing that is going to be true. It's also a bit more snug fitting around the hips/butt that I don't think it would suit snowboarding as much as casual wear.
But if you are looking for a super cute, casual comfy jacket that everyone compliments - go for it!