The biggest qualm I have with this jacket is it came in a plastic mailing sack, in a sealed plastic sack, and then in a third'biodegradable' plastic sack. A bunch of green friendly print all over the biodegradable drawstring sack. I put everything else in recycling and threw the sack in my worm bin. Let me tell you, that sack has been in my worm bin for MONTHS. It looks brand new and is probably more water resistant than the jacket. What's the deal man? A friend told me you need hot compost to degrade the sack. Who has access to an industrial sized hot compost heap? My simple garden compost can't do the job.
The shell's not the best but good for the price. I like half zips but this one has 2 half zips in different locations on the jacket which seems a little less pragmatic than just a single full zip. The cuff velcro doesn't stick at all, the kangaroo pocket fills up with water, also it weighs a lot. It's an alright about-town jacket. Definitely not something I'd take on a light and fast trip.