This is the most game changing piece of gear that I have bought in the past 3 years. I pair with a baselayer (sequence for fall/winter, ignitor for summer) and do EVERYTHING outside with it for sun/bug/brush protection. I have worn it in SW Washington for conducting stream surveys in places I literally had to tunnel through hawthorn (most people use a machete, I just use my jacket). I had the worst mosquitoes of my life this summer and wouldn't leave my field house without it. I usually throw it on for chilly spring/winter MTB rides with my sequence baselayer underneath. I have ripped sleeves on 2 pairs but I would expect this as I am pushing this jacket to it's limits; I happily continue to buy them.