I started skiing 2 years ago and bought a Patagonia Powder Bowl jacket to get me started. It was great, but I got the itch to upgrade. I made a superb choice here. The warmth-to-bulk ratio is incredible. I love the small details -- the thumb-hole thingys in the sleeve, the goggle cleaning rag in the chest pocket, the low profile nature of the hood etc etc. And the fit is totally spot on. I'm 5'10"ish and 175lbs and the Medium is perfect. The arm length is solid, the shoulder room is great, and it's not too long or short in the waist, and not too tight or loose in the belly. I feel no buyers remorse, no curiosity to try other jackets, and I'm encouraged to check out other pieces of Norrona. This is the jacket you need!