So, I originally purchased the Marmot Precip rain jacket, but the hood is incredibly shallow and the brim did not cover my face (mind you I have a fairly small head). I returned it an purchased the North Face Venture in Vaporous Grey. 1) This jacket is amazing, the material is far less noisy than the Marmot version, but keeps me dry as a bone. 2) Not only is the hood deep enough that the brim covers my face adequately, but additionally the fabric through which the face ties run rests against your forehead for added stability. 3) Did I mention it keeps me dry as a bone!
AWESOME JACKET, get it.
I am 5'2", 115lbs, and the XS is plenty big enough to fit my NF Denali jacket underneath. FYI the Vaporous Grey is not so much grey as it is cream/off white. I love it, but don't let the word grey in the color fool you.