Well, like the others said this jacket is very waterproof for a softshell. However, since it does not have a laminate like goretex, the DWR spray on coating will wear off eventually. This jacket does do what it is supposed to. It is a good jacket for spring conditions. The fit is huge though. I'm 5'11, 168 lbs., 32 waist, and I ordered a medium and this thing is huge. It came halfway down my thighs. I sent it back for the small and that was better. Still a little big though. The waist gaiter (pow skirt) was in a bad position though. If you want a super baggy fit then it might be ok. But for a normal fit the gaiter is too high and will ride up with any arm movement. Also, the DC logo on the front is just a sticker or something like that. It looks like it might have a durability issue. Overall this is a good jacket for the price if it fits you.