This is a great shell. It has kept me dry in some pretty bad snow storms, I have not used it in the rain yet. This jacket works great while riding chairs in the resort, and is at home touring. It is very light and has great ventilation, which is great for going up hill. The only thing I would change, is that I would make the cuffs wider. They fit over my gloves but not as easily as I think they should. I have noticed that most Gore-Tex shells seem to have narrow cuffs. Other than that I like the shell more and more every day, especially touring.