I work overseas in a climate that gets considerable rainfall in the Spring and early Summer. I had a 20+ year old packable raincoat from Cabela's that served me well and is still in great shape. My only complaint with it is that many days I'm more drenched inside than outside because it just doesn't breathe.
This Marmot Jacket is a true work of new technology. It breathes well and doesn't feel like a raincoat. Some days I wear it as I would a regular jacket. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for quality, style and effective protection from the rain without the discomfort of sweating inside it.