The image here of this product is very well representative of the real thing. I got this jacket because I needed a basic, lightweight rain jacket, and this shell is right on the money. Thus far I have taken it into the typhoon like conditions of the cascades in the spring and this shell held up just fine, a little bit of wetting out in spots but did not penitrate the shell and so I stayed dry. The other day I hiked up Rainier to Mihr with this and the pit zips definatly help dump the heat. I hiked through snow and some rain showers and some 40 mph winds and was glad to have the Vaporshell with me. It blocks the wind well and the hood is pretty comfortable, however, the fact the the drawcords are placed inside the edges of the hood got in the way of my vision a little bit. Overall I really like this jacket and would recomend it to anyone looking for a lightweight shell that performs exceptionally for its price point.
God bless the NorthWest!