The canvas is nice and heavy without being bulky or rough to the touch. It fits my helmet well and the mouth cover/built in mask is a nice touch. The accent orange colors are really sharp (and match my Technica boots!). Anecdotally, I managed to get a huge spot of greasy dirt on the back of the jacket from my local mountain's lift the first day I wore the jacket. I was wrecked thinking I had ruined the jacket but a stiff bristle brush, warm water and standard dish detergent lifted it out - completely. A quick respray with water repellent and it looks like it did when it came out of the box. A similar polyester shell would have certainly been ruined with a permanent stain.
Note: Not great for super cold days as it is cotton. But layering under is easy based on the cut.