I was looking for a lightweight and highly visible jacket for my night riding. I thought for the sale price I'd give this a try. It is light, packs down next to nothing and looks good. The only problem is that the back pockets are open/not zippered and are lined with a mesh fabric, so if it rains the water can run down your back and wet you through the mesh lining. So while I don't recommend in heavy rain, it works fine it light rain or mist. I'm mostly fine with this because I didn't really buy it for the waterproofness anyway. A note about the sizing: I usually order up a size in cycling gear because I think it runs small but for this jacket I wish I'd have gotten my 'real' size Medium. I'm 6' and 175 lbs.