Thanks for clearing that up. So it is a waterproof softshell. However does the outer softshell layer repell water or does it soak on the softshell and keep it there? I mean waterproofed and dry on the inside is one thing, but wearing a wet cold soggy jacket that is now 5x the weight with water soaked thru it is not cool.
Asking because I recall in the late 1990s The North Face brand put out a line of pricey waterproof fleece jackets that consisted of a single layer of goretex membrane buried beneath spongy layers of nylon/polyester/cordura weavings. The result was the wearer was dry but could'nt do anything whiles wearing a wet soggy jacket that now has no breathability, wieghs a ton, and take days to dry on the trail. Needless to say that line was short lived, forgotten and buried deep in the history of failed and forgotten gear.