Bought the jacket as a ski touring jacket. Works well and I will also use this come summer time for alpine climbing. 4 pockets is nice, wrist velcro is useful, hood fits nice. I wouldn't have argued if this had some internal pockets though. As a winter time jacket I would not rely on this as my do it everything jacket. I carry a hardshell in my pack in case things get too spicy. Water resistant is the key for this jacket, but I could see it easily getting wet. I think the best application for this jacket would be a 3 season jacket and it may not be my first choice for deep cold winter touring. Sizing - I'm 195lbs and 6'1 athletic build. I bought a large and it fits my long arms well. For reference I wear large in arcteryx.