I was up at Alpental, WA on this past Sunday. We had received 66" of Cascade Concrete in the past 4 days and I was ready to surf that fresh pow. I pulled on my Cosmic jacket, buttoned the powder skirt and got out there. Well I'll tell you, by the time lunch rolled around, I was tired and sore, as were my brother and his girlfriend. We got into the lodge and they looked at me and said, "We're both soaked!" I turned to them to say the same thing...but I can't lie. I was dry as a bone. Drier than the Sahara desert. Drier than British socialite humor. Drier than...a clothes dryer.
The Cosmic Jacket took a pounding from some of the wettest snow the PNW has to offer and I came out warm and dry. What a great buy! The hood fits over my XXL helmet, the pass pocket it fantastically convenient, because I hate moving my torso at all (its all in the hips), and the powder skirt doesn't ride up and let my waist get soaked. 10/10 would recommend.