I have been through two of these jackets. The first got stolen, so i only had it a few weeks. The newest Ive had about a year and a half. I live in Boulder, so I don't get a lot of rain. However, recently went to see a Rockies game with rain forecast, so brought the jacket. Sure enough, it started pouring. Put on the jacket, cinched it up tight... wasn't I surprised when I felt water dripping down my back and arms. I would have been better off with no jacket, rather than the wet mess this became. Now I'm in the market for a new, actually waterproof, rain jacket.