Obermeyer jackets, in my opinion, look good! They look expensive, but can be had for very competitive prices, and the Obermeyer Girls’ Voltage jacket is no different. It looks sharp, is very functional, warm, breathable, and waterproof with fully sealed seams. The shell has been treated with a stain-resistant fabric protector, which is a real big bonus, especially when you do a lot of skiing in areas that still use chair-lifts from the '70s or earlier (which we have a lot of on Snoqualmie Pass). When it rains or the snow is heavy those older lifts tend to drip oil from all moving parts near the rope, and jackets and pants just get hit like you wouldn’t believe. Luckily, we have a black instructor uniform, but one of my little girls was so upset by the oil stains on her new light green jacket (not a Voltage jacket) that she did not want to come up and ski anymore (she did again, but wearing a new, dark brown jacket). No troubles like this with the Voltage, because it is very likely to repel that oil assault! The Voltage jacket has a multitude of useful pockets (hand-pockets, a cell phone pocket, a pocket for mp3 players, and a mesh goggle pocket). It also features a detachable hood and comfy fleece-lined collar. You can buy it in the colors Sunset, Fire Red, Cancun, Ultramarine, and Parrot.