Let us know how it works. Does it have pit zips at all? How thick of softshell fabric is it? My Marmot is WAY too hot 1/2 the time.
Oh, and FYI there is no sales tax on clothes in MN, so the price difference wouldn't likely be that much.
I forgot about the no tax on cloths.
I am pretty impressed with the shell so-far. It is allegedly "breathable" and there are not any pit-zips. I used it outside playing in the snow today with my 3.5 year-old, dragging him up and down the sledding hill. I am thinking that this will be nice for REALLY cold riding.
I will probably use it more for other spring/fall activities than biking, but I needed a soft-shell, as my other one is about dead, and the price was right.
I also like the hood a LOT.