I bought this jacket for a camping/hiking trip to Cuyahoga National Park. Lucky for me, there were plenty of torrential downpours! Yay! This jacket laughs at rain. (Not literally, well, I don't know, I may have heard it chuckle. It was a long hike.) The bill of the hood is essential for keeping water out of your face, and the pit zippers are like root beer floats in the desert. Plus the jacket is lightweight and comfortable. Not comfy like a couch, but comfy like a lawn chair.