When I first took the Norrona /29 Dri3 Rain Coat out for a walk in the hills I was a little skeptical because of its near knee-length hem, stretchy Dri3 fabric, and modern looks. I didn't expect bad things from this jacket, but I certainly didn't expect the level of comfort and protection I experienced.
I got past the look of the longer length after a few minutes(much longer than a more conventional rain jacket like a Torrentshell or Precip), and realized how much better the/29 Dri3 was protecting my torso and legs from the downpour.
The Dri3 fabric was also a pleasant surprise with the feel of a lightweight softshell, but with rain proofing comparable to the best shells on the market. Some other cool features include ample hand pockets at the waist,a zippered chest pocket, and another at the rear.
In the end I only had one complaint about the /29 Dri3 Rain Coat and that was the relatively minimal hood adjustments. There are two internal drawcords on either side of the neck, but it lacks a drawcord at the back of the hood for really battening down in bad weather. My guess is that Norrona skipped on this feature because they are advertising this primarily for casual wear, though honestly I was impressed at how good this jacket can be for real backcountry pursuits.