I recently had the chance to wear one of these hooded sweatshirts and I loved it. As I only wore the hoody once I do not know how long the DWR coating will last. I was dry even though it rained for a few hours. It was a light rain but I was still impressed with the water resistance that the hoody provided. The hoody was warm although still felt pretty light. I wore a Large and it was a bit big on me. I am about 5'9" and 160 very lean so when I ordered mine I picked a medium. I wasted no time in getting home and ordering one for myself. The thumbholes seemed pointless for what I was using the hoody for but I would say they help keep your hands warmer if not wearing gloves.