My first day wearing it was in torrential rain but I didn't feel a thing, water and wind proof. The hood stayed in place well and the little peak kept the rain off my face. The size and fit of the hod was super easy to adjust with the pullies, even in gloves. Its a super flattering fit and just the right length. Pockets are great and deep, a little high if you're not used to the style but great if you need it for harness/rucksack access. The mesh lining helps keep the cold away from your skin if your arms are bare underneath and the little mesh pocket inside comes in handy too. The perfect balance of light weight and practical, small enough to pack down but works at keeping the wind out. You might need a couple layers underneath in the winter though.