This jacket is a fantastic hill jacket for those days that you are looking to ride the lift. The jacket cuts wind and has many pockets to store electronics safely and keep them warm, goggle when they are not being worn, mitts and other things you may want with you on the slopes. I sized up by almost two sizes to allow for some roominess for packing on layers as the jacket is good in the cold but not the bitter cold. It also allows a casual roomy fit if you up a size. I am 5'5 and about 150lbs and I ordered a large.