I bouoght this jacket to snowboard during really cold days in the Colorado Rockies. I've used this over 15 days of boading this season...in some of the coldest, windy days up on the peaks of Breckenfridge. This jacket handled the harsh weather like a monster but with class and style. I have not been cold in this thing and unless it gets freeze my nuts off cold, I usually just board in a thermal top and a t-shirt...otherwise, I'll through on a light middle layer. The jacket vents and breaths really well to dump heat because of the eVent and pit zips. This is a good thing because as you start moving, you will get warm. The eVent material is very thick and durable...I feel bullet proof when riding. The jacket has no tears or scratches after some serious falls and branch wackings.
I got the asphalt (grey) in medium and it looks slick without being loud. Will go nicely with almost any kind of boarding pants. When Westcomb says this has a relaxed fit they were not joking. Don't mistake this jacket for something in their alpine/mountaineering line...this not fitted at all. I usually wear a medium in Arcc'Teryx or MHW so I ordered a medium and initially felt like it was large. I quickly got used to it and besides, its for boarding so having a baggy fit works. The jacket also has a much longer length than an alpine/mountaineering jacket.
Westcomb did a nice job with build quality and design. There are a lot of nice touches. The hood is huge and easily covered my riding helmet. The pockets are very large and have H2O proof zippers. The fleece lining is similar to the same stuff that as the monkey man jacket or the inside of the Arc'teryx hercules jacket. It will keep you warm. The chest pockets are a different colar (same color as the bottom rear patch). I usually ride without the powder skirt unless I'm hitting pow.
The negatives are that this jacket is heavy...but what do you expect with that amount of fleece and the weigth of the eVent. I don't mind it much but if they had a poly-fiber fill option like primaloft, I'd think about that option...although I suspect you'd like you were wearing a puffy. Also, I'd like to have a bit of fleece around the chin, especially on those cold windy days.
Otherwise, a fantastic, bomb proof, heavy duty jacket that will keep you toasty. Also - I have not yet seen anyone else with this jacket and I've gotten multiple compliments and a number of questions asking the brand and where I got it. After I told them the price most gagged though. Actually...maybe giving a great review isn't such a good idea as I don't want to be going up the lift with some knucklehead that has the same jacket.