Really like this. Great cut and features. I agree a hood would be nice, but at the same time, i HATE hood if I'm biking somewhere besides off-road due to looking back for on coming cars and whatnot. Thats why you can cinch down the neck (great feature) and if needed wear a waterproof hat/helmet cover of your liking...leaves the periphery open. I cant speak a whole lot about the events breath-ability it being summer and all (although i walked in 90 degrees with rain to get food the other day 5 minutes each way and didn't overheat or get soggy, fwiw). Material feels sturdy enough for mtb'ing. I tried out the Cutter Cyclical, and liked it a lot too, just like the style (better in person than in the pics) and more features (neck cinch, rear vent, velcro chest flap, reflective hits) on this one...I'd say this eVent material is a little bit sturdier feeling on the Endura, but both are great its a matter of taste. Fits pretty true to size, the Cutter fits a bit slimmer. Only thing that stops me from giving 5 stars, and this is the case with many jackets, no pit zips... eVent yadda yadda...should always have pit zips in an athletic jacket. Nothing is perfect i guess.