I got this jacket as a replacement from OR for a previous jacket that I had bought. The main purpose for it was to be used as a shell for ice climbing. I took the jacket to a short 5 day trip to Hyalite Canyon and it performed great. The conditions were a bit wet on some of the routes with some wind on the upper pitches and although my gloves were getting soaked, this jacket kept me dry as a bone. It fits, wears and breaths well. I like the torso flop zips and the nice over helmet hood. My only grip with it is that the velcro cuffs on the wrist tend to keep sliding up regardless of how tight I cinch them. Other than that the jacket felt great. It is light although it feels sturdy on the shoulders and chest area.