Verified Buyer Reviewed by michigal from Michigan on Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wore it for the first time last weekend, skiing in very cold conditions (daily highs 10-15 degress F). It is windproof, but I did not have the opportunity to verify resistance to water since no precipitation occurred while wearing it. It was comfortable and has plenty of pockets. I like the arm pocket on the lower arm as it is on this jacket, rather than the upper arm as found on some others - easier to get to. The insulation is what I would call medium, not heavy, but I prefer that and would rather layer underneath more heavily when cold out. I did order up one size from my usual size which allowed me to layer without being tight. I am 5'1", 125 lbs. and the 8 fit well with room to layer. Being short, jackets often hit me lower on the hips than they are designed to and this one does that, but it has a double zipper so I can open the bottom zipper a few inches when I have extra layers on if it's a little tight at the hips. It was not tight at the bottom when I had light layers on. Arms are a bit long but I didn't mind that since it covers the wrists better in the cold, and velcro cuffs allow adjustment to prevent them from falling lower if you don't like that. On average sized people the arm length would probably be just right. The violet is a rich, medium purple.