After buying this jacket, I have used it for hiking in the rain and skiing. I have found it to be just the jacket I was looking for. My primary use for the jacket will be backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but I will also use the jacket a few times a year as an outer layer while skiing.
Waterproof! (and breathable)
The fit is athletic.
The cuffs are perfect.
The hood is large, yet cinches down in the front and back to provide a tight fit with perfect vision.
The two pockets are high enough for use with a backpack, and are a decent medium size.
The pit zips do not round the bend in the arm! (While they are not over-sized pit zips, I generally do not like pit zips because of the way many jackets bunch up under the arm, so I found these to be perfect)
The zippers are all waterproof.
My only dislike with the jacket is minor. The front zipper is fairly stiff, so after tightening the waist drawstring, their is an outward bulge of the zipper near the bottom of the jacket.
All in all this is the jacket I have been looking for! The company is located in Norway, and after looking at their product catalog, I hope you will carry more of their products in the future!