Took this jacket skiing in British Columbia. A bit warm for the bottom of the mountain, but kept me warm on the chair lift and up top. Lots of room to move. I wore a silk base layer and just this coat the entire time and felt it perfect. Love that the vents go through the insulated layer and that way when you want to dump heat its really easy to do. The hood is great for helmet compatibility and the chin zip comes all the way up to your nose which is perfect. No problem with the snow skirt riding up. Also great for winter walking/hiking. Very happy with this purchase! Could easily throw on some wool or fleece for added warmth in the cold Canadian winters.