This was the perfect replacement for my old Patagonia Pluma jacket, which lasted for 13 years of really serious usage - alpine and rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, even fishing. There was an interim gore-tex jacket for 3 of the last years, but I came to despise that thang! I like everything about this jacket! The fabric has a nice feel (not "plasticky"), fold over zipper cover (vs new waterproof flat zippers), and excellent fit (athletic/slim). The hood adjustments, including moldable brim wire) make for excellent fitting with or without a helmet. It's very waterproof - water just beads-up and falls off and extremely breathable (I wore this in the Gunks while climbing in the rain, no sweat - literally!). The rear of the jacket is longer, as it should be, so water doesn't cascade down my britches! Ultimately, I think this thing is going to last! Snow season is yet to come, but I'm not worried - just curious what's going to be available in 2022! Oh, and thanks, Backcountry great deal on a great jacket!!!!