I was really excited to get this coat out on the slopes, unfortunatley my excitment soon turned to dissapoitment. In just four days wear two buttons from the snow skirt have broken off completly. I notified Cloudveil after the first button broke the moement I unpacked it a week ago and have not received a reply. As for actually preformance it works fairly well. It is definetly warm, there's no concern there. I had it out above 12,000 feet yesterday with windchills about -15 with only a thin base layer and was toasty! Two days earlier I was riding at about 8,000 feet with temps in the twenties and with pit zips open and a cotton tee it was great. I would hope to see the collar get a bit taller and more open in future models and also hope that the zipper cover gets larger and actually tucks over the top of the zipper. For almost four hundred dollare it seems the details were missed, but because I was able to get it for $214 I'm happy. Of course if Cloudveil never responds to my warrenty issues I probably won't buy their product again. For the money next time I think I'd try the Patagonia version.