I got this dry top because I can't afford a dry suit and was looking for a pretty bomber piece that could keep me warm so long as I wasn't swimming. This top from IR is rad. I like the fit (I sized up a bit just to make sure I got the full range of motion, I have big shoulders) and the latex gaskets provide an excellent seal. You can definitely find cheaper dry tops out there but I think this one provides a solid bang for your buck. That being said, pretty sure my dad used to just wear a windbreaker over a homemade wool sweater and run all the gnar that I still carry so maybe I just suck.