No rain protection whatsoever
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XXL
I love Kuhl products (though I don't understand why their shirts and jackets are always a size smaller than everyone else's - so you have to order XL if you wear a L, etc.) and I hoped this jacket would hold back some rain because it is so incredibly light and could easily be slipped into the backpack. Finally got a little rain to test it in - and ALL of it made it through this jacket. Tried it twice in very light rain. No protection at all. Returned it.
Well it is a wind shell. It's intended use is blocking wind, not really water. Sure it says water resistant, but probably just very light rain or mist. If you need something for dedicated rain protection, you bought the wrong jacket. This is not a rain jacket.