Great for casual use too
This is my second one since I lost my first on a trip. I've mainly used this only for around town and snowshoeing.
I have yet to use it for boarding but I'm sure it will hold up on a warmer day on the mountain.
It's got good wind protection and kept me warm on windy days trotting around on my scooter. I like the fact that the zipper comes up much higher than most hooded sweatshirts, making for a better fit for me.
The texture has a good feel and better styling that than your typical cotton hoodie. For obvious reasons, it stays drier in milder inclement weather than cotton.