Pros: Toasty warm, flexible
Cons: Small pockets, no d-ring for pass, wrist cuffs small for gaitorless gloves
I purchased this jacket in Salt Lake City over the New Years 2010/11 weekend. I had the Marmot Vertical Jacket and it was a little bit of a funky fit, not very true to size and the weekend was a VERY cold weekend at the ski hills. Park City was at -2 degrees on Friday and the Vertical jacket with layers wasn't cutting it, so I set out to find a better jacket. I'm glad I found this jacket! It kept me toasty warm all weekend with the 650 fill down layer. I found myself at The Canyons on Monday venting the jacket's pit zips and unzipping on the lift rides. This wasn't because it was too warm during the day, I kept my pant vents closed all day, this jacket was just that warm! I removed my mid layer fleece and had only a base layer and the jacket on and I was good to go all day.
The pockets are numerous including a media pocket inside, but I do wish some of the pockets were a little larger. I also noticed that my gloves are a bit of a tough fit under the wrist cuffs. I have a pair of gloves that don't have a gaitor and the wrist cuffs barely fit over them, they are fine when you first put the jacket on by putting your gloves on then the jacket, but on the hill it is a little bit of a PITA.
All around, I used this jacket for during an unusual cold snap in the Wasatch and it exceeded my expectations. I do wonder if it may be too warm for those "normal" temp days on the hill, but thus far this jacket has been great!