Use this ski touring in bad weather around freezing, like today. Kept me dry, I didn't notice any water ingress despite snow melting on me. It was puking and my pack got soaked. I like the hood and the elastic cuff on the sleeves. Cut is great, I'm 6'2 170lb and it fits well. It's also very light and pretty durable so far; no rips after tomahawking into trees. I think it's more breathable than Goretex hardshells, that is to say not very but it's the nature of the piece. The zipper also had some puckering and freezing issues but that could also be down to my frozen gloves. All in all a great product as usual from OR.