Its tough as nails...as long as youre tough as nails
Ive seen a lot of people review this jacket as a waste of material/ a rip off. I impulse bought this jacket in the New river gorge on my honeymoon, as i didnt own a breathable rain jacket at the time. It was the only jacket I had for a year, and i did some crazy/stupid things in it. I used it only with a baselayer, and a fleece when i stopped moving, and i did no less than 10 winter ascents in the penine alps with it, and a whole bunch of spring climbs in the adirondacks.
Ive since moved to the alaskan rainforest, and gone from the cheapest shell on the market to the most expensive (alpha sv) and yet still findingmyself wishing that id kept it simple with this jacket and some well chosen baselayers.