I purchased the GMX hoody around '06 (still Canadian made) and have used it for the past three or so years for trips out west and basically an overall winter jacket. I wear a medium in the majority of jackets, but the M was too tight in the chest, so I opted for the large. Fits me perfectly (5'10", 175). I have been at the top of Sugarbush in -20 windchill and this bad boy has held up (with layering of course). This jacket comes water resistant, but after a little...it is recommended to apply some sort of softshell water repellent to it. I used Grangers G-line Soft Shell and it worked fairly well for six or so months. Due to this shell being fairly thin, and soft, I have ripped the sleeves in four different places. I have pieces of duct tape currently covering the rips, but the fact that it has basically given up is why I knocked it down a star in my review. I'd be naive in thinking this jacket would last forever, but after three "seasons" (I live east and go west 3 or so times a year), it has started its decline. Don't get me wrong, I loved this jacket, but I'm definitely going to go with a hardshell for my next purchase. This will, however, continue to stay in my arsenal for warmer days on the slopes.