Overall a reasonably put together jacket, but lack of some crucial features just doesn't really make this jacket a winner for me. The Goretex Active material breathes well if you do your best to keep the shell clean and immaculate, but as soon as the DWR wears off or the jacket gets dirty, the material wets out it doesn't breathe well at all making the lack of pit zips very apparent. The overall fit of the hood is great if you're wearing a helmet, but without one the hood is comically huge, and the adjustment toggle on the back does a poor job keeping the hood from sliding down my eyes or up off my head. The brim is re-enforced with what appears to be plastic-coated copper wire which will break and poke through the goretex material and cause tearing of the hood. Despite being 5'11" and fitting well in other large-sized shirts and jackets, I had to order the next size up to get enough sleeve and torso length. This has unfortunately never been one of those jackets that I've ever been to forget I'm wearing and feel super comfortable in.