Well I'm not able to test its function in the snow, but so far it seems like an awesome jacket. The material is almost like a very, very soft denim, but it isn't stiff like denim. Has a powder skirt, pass sleeve that's accessible when the jacket is closed, goggle pocket, internal mesh media pocket, pit zips, wrist gaiters, and it's warm and comfortable. Not to mention awesome looking. As far as color goes, I got the blue, and the photos here on dogfunk are spot on. Ignore the photos on the Nomis website, the jacket is not a sky blue. I'm stoked on it!!