Dominick Layfieldwrote a review of Berghaus Vapour Storm Jacket - Men's on February 20, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
There's waterproof and there's waterproof.
I bought this jacket as a backup shell for a recent race. For ~20 hours, my primary jacket (highly breathable, DWR type) worked perfectly, but then the light rain changed to sustained driving rain, and my jacket soaked through. I threw the Berghaus Vapour Storm on top, and -- over the course of the next eight hours -- dried out completely.
What's great about this jacket is that it's really waterproof: the kind of waterproof that keeps you dry in the worst conditions. It doesn't wet out and stick to your skin. Breathability is obviously a compromise: I've used lots of shells that are more breathable, but absolutely none that are comparably breathable AND fully waterproof. The jacket also feels sturdy for the weight: I wouldn't worry about it getting torn by branches, or abraded by a backpack.
Downsides: not crazy light, and kinda bulky (fabric is not the sleek, stretchy, light kind that packs super small). Also, I think they overshot a little with the minimalism: the only pocket is the chest pocket. I would have liked a couple of hand pockets too. This would obviously have made the jacket a tiny bit heavier, but would have greatly improved it's utility for everyday use.
I bought the medium, and sizing seems about right. The jacket is large enough to comfortably wear a base layer and a fleece underneath. I could probably squeeze in a thicker layer like a down jacket before it started to feel overstuffed.