This is by far one of the best, if not the best jacket I have ever owned. It is bomber proof, is packable enough to carry with me in a small pack and does it all. From rain storms riding on a motorcycle at 100 mph to the worst bllizzards on planet earth. I stay dry, the jacket is like a john deere tractor in that it never breaks down. Arcteryx know this stuff and since I bought this jacket I have upgraded all of my gear to this brand. their pants are bomber as well and have put up with some of the worst treatment ever just as has my AR .
If you skimp on the few extra dollars for this kind of quality, then surely you will pay twice in the long run. This is a jacket that will last me twenty years. Arcteryx customer service in BC is the best company I have ever talked to about their garments. they back up their stuff 110%.
Also made in Canada by people earning living pay wages, not some chinese sweat shop labor making fat cats greedy rich.