I'm a snowboarder, but tried this out and was pretty impressed. The royal blue color is GORGEOUS. While wearing both layers, it was extremely windproof. I wish it was a little longer on the body, but longer jackets are usually more for snowboarders than skiers, so the length is perfect for skiers and my skier friends who have worn this also agreed. The hood was really tight over the helmet and there are no pit vents, but I found while even wearing both layers it was pretty breathable (but its not like I was doing major cardio in them). THere are no inside pockets and only the standard two and one small pocket on the left wrist area, which was nice for chapstick. The sizing of this jacket felt a little off. I normally wear XS/S and I wore a M for this model. The M felt just roomy enough to be comfortable, but still fitted. I imagine that the smaller sizes would have been much tighter and fitted which probably isn't comfortable for skiing. My skier friend who also wore this jacket in the M, who is normally a size M found it to be very fitted, which is great for around town, but not for skiing. So size up! The interesting thing about both layers, they appear to be made of the same softshell material, though the inner layer is just a thinner version. I'd give this 3.5 out of 5, given the combination of all the features and the price.