*NOT* a waterproof jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
This is a water *resistant* jacket, at best.
I purchased this exactly one month ago, and have worn it as a commuting jacket (ten minute walk) a half dozen times, where it did its job well.
However, I wore it on two hikes this weekend with light to medium rain. Both times, it soaked right through, which was frustrating, to say the least - not to mention dangerous, given that this gear has failed to do its only job.
It's a shame, too. I love the fit, color, style, and hat support. But this was a waste of money.
This jacket works great for its intended use... as an emergency shell. Although the current description touts waterproofness, this jacket is known in the industry to be perhaps the best weather resistant, ultralight, packable shell out there. They probably shouldn't emphasize the waterproofing qualities so much.
Dan is right in that it isn't designed to be your daily driver in terms of rain jackets. I've used this jacket plenty of times when caught rain in the mountains or out on a bike ride and it works perfectly fine.