This softshell is thinner than I expected, but it's a great layering piece. It breathes extremely well, in contrast to my experience with other soft shells, and it sheds light to moderate wind very well. Unless the weather gets really heinous I don't need my hardshell and can rely on this jacket to provide weather protection. OR makes some great products! I keep being impressed with the OR items I buy, especially for their price. This is actually the second Ferrosi jacket I own. The first one was the non-hooded version and I loved it so much I had to get the hoody.