Burton makes solid gear and this jacket definitely represents that. The jacket worked throughout the entire ski season/fall and even spring. My son had a ton of other jackets but always defaulted to this one. The construction is solid, it keeps your little tike warm on a chilly day and a great addition to a chilly spring or fall day. It's machine washable and very durable in the wash. We've been through many jackets that couldn't even make it through a simple wash without seams tearing. This year we bought a larger size but they didn't have this style - my son wasn't quite accepting initially at the prospect of giving up this style. Thank goodness for other solid Burton gear. Alas, when can you really go wrong when purchasing a Burton? I would certainly recommend this style and brand to another parent who is looking for an affordable high end jacket.