I just got my second Sessions jacket/shell last year and couldn't love it anymore. I don't know the specific jacket but the 2 I have owned have been great. The hood on my first one definitely could not have covered my helmet but my new one can, It has an adjustable elastic band that makes it more secure. Hopefully this helped, it might be worth checking them out.
i know this isn't a snowboard comapny (french skiwear company), but Orage makes really HQ jackets. got mine on sale from any mountain and its got everything you look for in a snow jacket, wrist and waist gaiters, good ratings, and fully taped seams.
check it out.
I say you must have at least a waist gaiter for snowboarding... who wants pow or shaved ice up their shirts?