It is an extremely versatile jacket great for any outside excursion. I have used it both as my softshell and outershell for snowboarding, hiking, and climbing. I've used the jacket for about 40 days on the slopes and have found it to be very waterproof, which is odd considering how breathable the jacket is. While it may not be warm enough for standing or belaying, the jacket keeps you cool and protected from the elements while you are moving. I also like the style and the fit of the jackets. The two side pockets are extremely deep which is great for stashing gear and food (you can fit an entire wine bottle in each pocket).However, I do have a few qualms about the fit. I found the hood difficult to fit over a climbing helmet, though it does fit, it lifts the jacket up a bit. Also the angel wing fit is a bit off. When you lift your arms the jacket lifts up a bit as well. But these are very small problems in an otherwise perfect jacket.