Spent awhile trying to find a lightweight jacket that was waterproof, had a snow skirt, and pit zippers. Found this one and absolutely love it. I've been using it a lot for winter hikes. Good on its own, but once its below 15 Celsius, I normally add a down layer and merino wool underneath and its still great. The only downside and its really not that big of a deal, is that the zipper is a little tricky. Its hasn't broken or anything and once you get it started, its fine.