I am happy to throw this in my pack for many an occasion. Skiining and skiing are excelent uses It has kept me dry and warm, well allowed the underlayers to keep me warm, But also allows me to regulate nicely with the pit zip systema nd the bonus feature to its pockets. It has also stood up to some great downpours
"lightweight excelent thermoregulation keeps you dry breaks the wind"
I can enjoy this as a ski shell for much of the year. It especially stands out in how well i can regulate my temperature and stay dry. It is easy to just throw in whether skiing at high elevations or hiking in temperate rainforest. It is light and leightweight and compacts nicely into its pocket. It has also stood up to the heavy downpours of the southeast.