This jacket works great! Used it for the first time and it performed perfectly. It is a little large but that will help with layering. I had trouble operating some of the zippers and the cap adjustment with one hand but I had never practiced and it is brand new so I expect that improve greatly. The requiring of two hands is the only reason I did not give it 5 star. I read most of the other reviews and agree with all the good qualities listed. I walked through a bush that had 1 inch thorns and didn't even realize it until my buddy told me about it later (he walked around it) and I didn't tear or damage the jacket at all. I would think the plant was a little tougher than snow but I'll let you decide.