Great jacket...I only know because I bought this jacket based on my older brother's experience with the same jacket. Much more breathable than
most conventional softshells and the neck gator is really handy when the wind and snow pick up. I already own the Gamma MX and the Alpha Comp jacket from Arc'teryx...This jacket has less insulation than the Gamma MX and is more breathable than the Alpha Comp which is
exactly what I wanted for winter backcountry tele trips! The Gamma MX is great for resort riding and the Alpha Comp is great for Spring backcountry trips but not for winter. Overall, a solid design from a solid company who invented the softshell! You cannot beat the price either!