Getting straight to the point - This is the best Gore Tex hardshell I have owned in 25 years. Over this year on activities in the UK and the high Alps, it has performed superbly. It's waterproof, very breathable and solidly built. In the past year it shows absolutely no sign of wear. If you want something that can handle anything, this is the one. I have had previous incarnations of the Nordwand pro, and I they were great, but this one really is pretty special. The cut is particularly good for me - although I know that this is subjective.
If you're in the market for a new hardshell, you must try one of these on. An added bonus for those not wanting something quite this bright, it does come in other colours!
CEO - Mammut Mountain School