Gotta love October in Colorado! I've had this jacket for one whole week and have already been caught in rain, snow, and wind. The weather proofing was superb, but to be honest I would've hardly expected anything else after dropping four and a quarter hundo on a Gore-Tex jacket. What really impressed me was the fit of the jacket. As a short guy (5'9") with broad shoulders and long arms (35") normally I have to make the decision between getting a medium and having the arms only go to about mid wrist, or getting a large and feeling like I'm a little kid borrowing my brother's jacket. Luckily I happened across the review below where someone gripes about the arms being too long. So now I've got a jacket that lives up to my expectations of weatherproofing and the sucker actually fits! (Its a medium). Some people might be a little turned off by the lack of hip pockets, but if you're anything like me its just one less place to lose stuff. Great fit, great function, I'd highly recommend.