I initially bought this item thinking it was a softshell. WHen it actually arrived, it was a full blown jacket. Not what I wanted exactly, but a great deal for the price.
I took it away with me for a week in the Alps mid-April, and it was ideal, being a little lighter, I didn't get anywhere near as hot in the afternoon sun.
My only criticism, and it's mainly due to my height, is that the style of jacket was a little short.