The Cocoon has been designed in collaboration with Odlo ambassador and top pro freeskier Jon Olson, and as such is more ski oriented than some down jackets. This is bourne out by riding specific features such as a detachable powder skirt, lift pass pocket on the left sleeve and fully-adjustable (and detachable) hood.
It's certainly an absolute pleasure to slip into with its combination of high microfleece backed collar, snug lining, tactile outer fabric and ethically sourced, high grade 'Traumpass' labelled duck down and feather filling (unfortunately we weren't told the fill level but rest assured this is quality stuff). The outer fabric is also windproof and water repellent.
Other features include snug wrist gaiters, zipped hand-warmer pockets, a zipped inner pocket, inner stash pocket with goggle wipe and fully adjustable hem.
In use we found the Cocoon to be toasty warm but just a tad on the small side, especially if wearing bulky clothing underneath, but that's easily rectified by simply going up a size. Other than that the Cocoon looks and feels great, and if you feel the cold when riding this is a quality garment that's well worth checking out.
It's also a jacket that you'll probably want to wear whenever and wherever the weather is cold, not just on the slopes, so the high price tag can be offset by the fact that you'll get a lot of use out of the Cocoon in the colder months of the year.