A few things the POSSE learned about skiing in the Mamatus at Deer Valley: It is warm, dry, and comfortable, and looks good on anyone. Quik's high-end three-layer shell has Gore's C-Knit backer, which makes the jacket softer and less crinkly. It combines a clean style with a flowing cut the POSSE found to be a great fit. The only concerns were with the jacket's short powder skirt and the absence of hip pockets. Otherwise, the Mamatus was a unanimous winner at Thread the Needle--an ideal jacket to layer with for anything you might do with ski boots on.