Ok, so I actually haven't had a chance yet to test this jacket in torrential downpours, but I have tested it in light rain, sunny, & windy weather and it's great for all of those conditions. Its a perfect weight for both warm weather and cool, and it's an attractive jacket as well. I got it in red (forgot the actual color name) and it's a great color. Only complaint might be that it's not very long so I wonder how well it will protect my legs from the pouring rain. Im expecting that my thighs will be soaked, but you can't have it all I suppose. I got a size larger than normal so that it would be a bit longer. By the way, the jacket runs slightly small. Im normally a small but thought the medium was a better fit.