It took me a long time to make the decision to try a paramo, many hours scouring the Web reading reviews. Having taken the plunge it is the best decision I have ever made supremely, comfortable, rustle free and 100% waterproof. No matter what the Gods decide to throw at you this is the jacket to shrug it off and keep you cosy. The versatility of it unbelievable, no matter what the level of activity I have yet to have any condensation problems, I made the purchase for hill walking but now find myself wearing it every day. Whatever you need a waterproof for serious outdoor pursuits or just commuting then don't hesitate, this is THE jacket. The only problem is I have now become a convert! Will never go back to **** tex or any other plastic bag type waterproof.