I purchased this jacket as a present. The person I bought it for was really delighted with it. He said it kept him warm, was waterproof, so protected him from rain and wind. He also remarked how very lightweight it was and how nice not to have a heavy bulky jacket to keep warm. There is a hood, nicely tucked away in the collar, so if caught out in the rain its easy to access. I was pleased it was a good present and would thoroughly recommend it as a good "all rounder".