So the other review about this is right. It runs big, and that's fine, because when you ski, you wear loads of layers. I probably wouldn't wear this jacket just around town, but if you're carving on the mountain, throw your down coat on under this thing, and you're golden. It's got a Recco reflector built into it, which I didn't realize when I bought it, but I think that's pretty awesome. Also, the hood is huge. This is a SKI jacket, and if you keep that in mind, this jacket makes perfect sense. So yeah, the hood is helmet sized, and it's big for layering. It's not terribly thick, though; as advertised, it's plush in convenient spots. There's not a lot in the arms, but when you're skiing, mobility int he arms is pretty essential. I just ordered the Igneo ski pants to go with this jacket, so we'll see if those are as great as this jacket. Overall, OR always puts out an amazing product.
"Beautiful, lots of technical functions to it, might run a little big"
Beautiful design! Love the color. It was a bit lighter than I expected, but I trust Outdoor Research whole heartedly so I'm sure it will be warm! I'm relatively petite (5'3" about 115lbs) and ordered the Small so that I could layer up for those cold days of adventuring. WAY too big. Exchanging for the XS and hoping that it hugs me a bit closer!