this jacket is perfect! after years of wearing old school goretex, "other-brand" waterproof-breathable jackets, and baggy-fit unisex sizing, i decided to spring for this women's-specific goretex paclite jacket. i hike year round in colorado, so i really appreciate solid designs in outdoor gear.
not only does it this alpha sl fit perfectly, but it looks stylish! it rolls up small and is so light, you hardly know you have it in your pack.
i kept wearing this jacket after the deluge during a recent mountain hike, as it was so comfy, and it breathes way better than any other goretex jackets i have ever worn. paclite is definitely worth the price, and arcteryx has the design dialed in.
also, i received this jacket in just a couple of days from backcountry, which was a cool bonus.