This jacket has a lot of great features and can be used in a wide variety of applications. Temperature regulation is a breeze thanks to the large pit-zips, and the built in powder skirt is much more comfortable than traditional button closures (although I'm not sure how much powder it will keep out if you get into the deep stuff). On top of being a great mountain shell, this jacket looks good for an evening into town. It repels quite a lot of moisture before wetting out and isn't too hot to be used as a interseason rain jacket. I am very pleased with this purchase.