I purchased this jacket to replace my older Kepler that I had for 4 years for BC skiing. I love the DryQ elite fabric, it breaths well, and is completely waterproof (on the inside). The feel of this fabric is great, softshell like, but also durable, and very quiet on movements. Once you use the material more (a couple years), rain doesn't shed as well (even when you treat it) but you still don't get wet on the inside. A dedicated hardshell would work better for this. A few things that I don't like about this jacket, is the pit zip / pocket combo. I regularly use pockets, and sometimes use zips, and its a bit scary to do both for fear of items falling out. Also, the bottom of the jacket is a bit tighter then the kepler, less of a ski fit. And, also, the thumb pockets are now removed, but I didn't use them that much. But since MH didn't make a dedicated BC ski jacket this year, this was my option. I do enjoy the updated collar, and it protects against wind better than the Kepler did. Also, the cuff velcro seems a bit more bomber. Overall length, and size fit well (medium, at 5'7", 150lbs), except the bottom is a bit small for skiing movements. The fabric is the same for the Kepler, and I used that jacket for all touring, from temps around 25 degrees and below, I wear the jacket the whole day. When it creeps up to 30, I find I take the jacket off.