I wanted a jacket that was waterproof and would last a bit while I was in between jobs, needing a jacket, but didn't have the money to spend on gortex and event jackets. It was good for a while but the waterproofing went quickly, and the jacket is not the most breathable I've had, even in spite of pit zips. It was good while it lasted, and the downhill in a hurry. The fit was also a little funky in the shoulders. I just got a jacket made of the event fabric and have been much happier...