I was hesitant that such a great shell would be on sale for such a great price but this jacket is awesome! I have worn it skiing and it is very water resistant. I am 5ft 6 and 130-135 lbs and got it in a large causes that was the only size they had on sale and thought it would be ok for layering purposes. The jacket is too big and i really wish I had the medium but I am keeping it anyways. I am taking it trekking to the Himalayas because I need a good shell that is light weight....this will do the trick!