I bought this to replace my cloudveil serendipity jacket which was chewed (on wrist tabs and cordlocks) by the new dog we have. The newer serendipity jacket does not have the velcro cuff, which I prefer. The Rayzar is a bit more than I need (I like it for fly fishing, hiking, and everyday wear on cold days in south carolina), but I like it very much, it is more water resistent, and I look forward to a day when I can use if for skiing as well. I also like that the pockets are on the side (waist area) rather than on the chest (where they are on the serendipity). The only down side is the higher price. It is also a little tighter in the hip area than the Serendipity was...one important note: after I purchased the jacket I learned that Cloudveil does repairs, so I might pursue that for the old jacket, but plan to keep the new.