I must say, I didn't expect to come back and find this thread sitting at the top.
For those concerned, I've been rocking a Bern Brentwood Zipmold for the past few months. It's perfect for XC riding and I'm sure it will be great on the slopes this year (with the winter liner). Bonus: the color scheme matches both my Haro and my Forum.
Ride on... It's getting colder.