This is a great softshell for ice climbing and alpine pursuits. The hood is very roomy and fits great with a helmet, but doesn't feel too large when it is down and resting against your back. The zippers seem very durable and highly water resistant. The pit zips are awesome and begin at the waist of the jacket, allowing the entire sides to be opened up for breathability. I am 5'8, 140 lbs. and the size Small fits great. It is cut a little long in the arms, but the wrists can be cinched down under or over gloves. The blue color looks sweet and I can't wait to use this in South America this summer!