After finally retiring my Red Ledge wet weather jacket this new Mountain Hardwear gear has shown me what I have been missing by hanging on to outdated gear. The only thing I miss about my Red Ledge is the butt coverage. This new jacket only goes down to about my wait line leading to a guaranteed wet butt when it rains as the water slicks down the jacket. Besides that though, I have stayed bone dry while biking in downpour, and so far I have not gotten over heated outdoors while I am wearing it. The material does not have that "sticky" feeling when it gets wet. If I didn't like it so much I would of given 4 out of 5 because I have been spoiled in the past with wet butt protection.