The jacket’s got a roomy fit (size L on a 171cm model in the pictures) with pretty much no insulation, so you get to choose how warm you need to be with layers underneath and enjoy the mobility on warmer days. The attached hood is pretty big and can be tied down in the back, making it helmet friendly. But it also almost requires a helmet to keep it on, as you can’t fasten it hoodie style and it tends to fly off without a helmet underneath.
It’s a technical jacket, so all the necessities like large underarm vents, sleeve pass pocket and waterproof zippers are expected, yet welcome features. Some additional perks include thumb loops to keep the sleeves from sliding up in a crash and a goggle wipe in the pass pocket for when you get up — this one comes in really handy. The snow skirt does what it’s supposed to, and further down at the hem, the jacket can be cinched in with a cord to further protect from the elements or create that tucked-in look, a necessity for some (me).