I got this jacket two days ago and it happened to come on a day when it was raining, so I hit the trail. The water beaded up pretty nice at first, then it started pouring and the left sleeve started to soak a bit. Just a small area but it seemed as if the waterproofing was not effective in that area for some reason. I have to say it was some pretty heavy rain and I stayed pretty dry. For as light weight and packable as this jacket is it meet my expectations. However today I went out with it, and I made slight contact with a branch and it ripped a tiny hole in the wrist area of the left sleeve. The rip didn't go through both layers of material, just the outer. The inner white lining was still in tact. I was very disappointed that it wasn't very durable. I do still like the jacket and backcountry is taking this one back, and yes I ordered another one because even though it had some durability issues it really kept me pretty dry in a downpour and it will be a nice light weight rain coat for backcountry trips. For the money it is a good solid rain coat.