This jacket is great for skiing, hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, and even running. I've used it in all of those scenarios and it's performed really well. It's the best looking jacket I have ever seen. I have had it for a bit and am now wanting to upgrade. I no longer need this jacket, but it can bring you a ton of joy. Has a bit of glue on the inside neck colar where seams were reglued. I also made a minor adjustment to the sleeve ends by cutting them down a bit. Overall an awesome find! Reduced price for the glue. Alpine Fit. Highly breathable, water resistant side panels. Chest-high hand pockets accommodate a harness or pack. Helmet-compatible hood with single-pull adjustment system and extra beefy brim. Welded watertight pockets and zips seal out moisture. Interior zip pocket for keys, ID, other small items. Micro-Chamois™-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe.