Charlie Whitonwrote a review of Stoic Welder Lo Softshell - Men's on June 8, 2012
Very wet and chilly in Seattle well into June, needed a warm, rainproof hoodie. The puffy jacket gets wet and a rain jacket is not warm enough. I found this jacket and it looked to meet all those requirements. I initially ordered the Vintage\Excalibur and returned it for the Shale... was too "plum" colored for me.
The jacket is super lightweight, a fantastic color with great turquoise zips. Hood is huge and comfy, big side pockets and a high chin zip. Cool detail in the welded seams. As the other reviewer mentions, the internal material is cozy, but a little grabby on whatever layer you have on under. Perfect over a tshirt though.
Honestly, I probably wouldn't ski in this. For skiing, I far prefer a layer and shell where this is a single unit. But it would totally work, certainly technical enough.
Best of all though, this jacket is an excellent value. It's currently pretty late in the season, so I'm sure I got a late-season price... but even during the winter it was very reasonably priced.