This was a Christmas present for our daughter-in-law and she was very pleased with the garment, hope it lives up to the Berghaus name, which I am sure it will. My husband and I have always worn jackets from this company.
Although this coat is pricey for a light jacket it is indeed ultra waterproof which is more than you can say for the regatta version in which you get soaked in 5 mins. The rain bounces off this jacket so loud you feel like you are in a canvas tent. Repels water extremely well and shakes dry quickly. No leaky seams so far unlike my leaky regatta one which would leave you feeling cold in no time. Roomy enough for a thin fleece under but if you want to wear your thicker spectrum IA fleece under then go a size up..this is one thing I wished I had done..I have now purchased a North Face slim fleece towear under berghaus paclite. The coat is lovely and lightweight to put in your handbag but I have not worked out yet how to fit it in the little pouch so purchased a larger bag lol. The only thing I do not like is the inside is a bit sticky but not compared to cheapies