I had been searching for a lightweight/rain jacket for quite some time, and I had narrowed my search down to a couple of different The North Face jackets and a Columbia one. I was close to purchasing a TNF jacket when I stumbled across a picture of this jacket in the pink/dark pink/grey (yes, it's dark pink instead of red, and it's dark grey instead of black). It was love at first sight. All of the other jackets I was considering were quite bland compared to how this one looked. I ordered it immediately and got next day shipping. This jacket is more beautiful in person than online! I wear a size 10 and the medium fit perfectly. The jacket is cut very feminine with a tapered waistline, and the sleeves are very long (which I actually love!) The length of the jacket is a little longer than some TNF jackets I tried as well, and I liked that it sat on top of my hips. The light pink section of the jacket has a subtle flower design on it that you can't see online, but I like it because it adds some femininity to it. The inner mesh lining is a hot pink color and I love it.
As far as rain protection, it's great. I wore this jacket for a weekend trip to Seattle where I walked around the city quite a bit, and of course it rained nearly the entire time. The jacket kept me nice and dry. There is a large inside pocket that was wonderful for storing necessary items, and the side pockets have zippers as well to protect from the rain. The hood is not weighed down like some TNF jackets I tried on, but it's not needed after you adjust the hood around your face. It's perfect. Also, the material has more of a matte finish instead of a slick one. I liked that a lot at first (because that made it not LOOK like a rain jacket), but it seems to attract lint and pet hair a little more than I'd like. I still love it though! Most beautiful jacket I've ever owned. I may get the white/lilac one as well. I just love the tri-color option!