I was looking for a rain coat that works in at hot, humid climate. Most rain jackets are made with winter in mind but if you live in a hot, humid local where it rains hard and often in the summer you want the lightest, thinnest jacket WITH a hood (why would anyone make a rain jacket with no hood??!) that can withstand torrential downpours. This is perfect. As thin as possible yet totally water proof and extremely well made. You won't be disappointed!