I have struggled with what to wear while touring for years but am happy to say that this jacket has ended all my problems!
My body is incredibly terrible at thermoregulation. If I am not exerting myself I am usually freezing my butt off and as soon as I start doing any physical activity I am usually down to my base layers and sweating like a pig. On sunny day tours this isn't an issue as I just take my layers off. But if its a storm day I can't do this because I will get wet, which is both uncomfortable and a bit dangerous. All other shells I have used while touring in stormy, even my lightweight goretex rain shell, has left me a steamy sweaty mess on the up.
The first storm day IN MY LIFE where I have been able to tour up with my shell on and be comfortable was with this jacket. This jacket is immensely breathable but still cuts out the wind and keeps you dry. I am so impressed with this jacket good work OR!
My one caveat to this is that I tour in the Wasatch where it is cold and usually the snow is dry. If you live in the PNW you might need a little more than a softshell to keep you dry!
I got a size large so that I could layer underneath