I bought this jacket at REI before a trip to Vermont in the summer. My previous jacket was stolen in Hawaii. This jacket far surpasses the older marmot jacket I had. It's lighter end easier to pack. It's really not that breathable so the pit zips come in handy If warmth is a concern just simply layer underneath it. Also the hood is a bit large. The brim does droop down if not adjusted. I would like to see a hood that you can remove but I guess that defeats the purpose of a rain jacket and it would also add weight. I'm short and stocky and had to buy a large. The sleeves are a bit long but not obnoxiously long. I didn't have a chance to use it in Hawaii this past season because it doesn't rain too much in September. It worked beautifully in Pennsylvania as it rains quite often in the summer and came in very handy while breaking down an art tent in a steady rain. Bottom line: I'll use it for years to come.