ONE IMPRESSIVE JACKET!!!
If 6 stars were available, this softshell would get it! I actually do everything, (winter related), in this bad-boy. The "Recommended Use" on backcountry.com is moderate-aerobic activities in cool temps, however, I've been alpine skiing in the 10's & 20's F., (with a base & mid layer), and it performs great. The hood is probably my favorite feature. The 3 precise adjustment chords on the hood will for sure keep the wind at bay. Even on the ski lift. So don't let this ligh-weight jacket deceive you. It will perform well in alpine mountaineering, snowshoeing, nordic & downhill skiing, hiking, and ice climbing. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THIS JACKET IS NOT MEANT FOR KICKING IT WITH YOUR BUDDIES AT BASE CAMP. YOU HAVE TO BE IN MOTION TO REAP THE REWARDS OF THE ROM JACKET.