I live on the west coast and like to hike even on rainy days. I've had this jacket for over 9 months now and it is completely water and wind proof. It really is light weight and packs small. I'm considering buying this in another colour because I'm so happy with the performance and I want a less bright colour. I bought the pink one and it's pretty electric coloured. I probably will buy it in black, too. The only thing I wish is that it had pockets for my hands because it feels weird not being able to put my hands in pockets. Otherwise this jacket is perfect.
West coast girl