I've had my Guardian jacket a month with several rain exposers. Mostly in/out of car, but 1 time out 40 min in hard rain, my legs & feet were soaked, but upper body & head remained dry. Seems to breath good with good venting. I'm 6'1" 185 the size XL has plenty of room to layer under, even a good fleece. I tend to wear my jackets a just a bit loose so this is perfect. Hood is a bit generous, I suppose for a helmet, but dose tighten down ok. Other jackets had very difficult zippers, this zipper so much easier to get started! This was the deciding factor in choosing the Guardian jacket!