What I love about this jacket is that it is form fitting in the torso, but unlike many jackets it has great roominess in the shoulders so it is not constricting when you move your arms; important for skiing. In addition, it is warm, lightweight, and breathable but wind resistant. Really a great jacket. I particularly love that it comes in tall, so the arms are long enough for me (5'10"). I normally take an XL, but find that many Eddie Bauer jackets are too small for me in XL. However, this one is just right in XL.