I luuuuuuuurve my Denali North Face Jacket. It's winter, and where I go to college it is absolutely frigid around this time of year, especially when the wind blows up on the mountain. Just last week it snowed, and of course classes were canceled and my friends and I went sledding for hours . What did I wear? My blue Denali, of course! It's fleece so it kept me superwarm as I hurtled down the hills on trays stolen from the dining hall. Even when I faceplanted into a heap of snow, I was still warm (well, my face was freezing). But what impressed me the most was that I stayed dry. After two hours of sledding, a massive snowball fight, and then a snowman building party, I was still snug as a bug in a rug.
Now, the Denali jacket isn't waterproof. I does get wet... on the outside. As long as you don't go snorkling in it, you should be fine when it comes to staying dry. Water just sort of beads up on the outside and you can flick it or pat it away with a napkin or something. It's got three pockets, which is very handy, and elastic bound cuffs, which means snow/cold drafts can't sneak up your arm and get you.
The Denali comes in nine fabulous colors (mine is the blue shown in the picture). You had better put your name on the inside, or somebody's gonna walk off with your jacket by accident, because Denalis are so popular everyone has them. It's a bit pricey, but I really, really think it's worth the cash. If you need to stay warm and toasty in freezing temperatures, check out this jacket, folks.