"Awesome raincoat, stop thinking and just buy it!"
I LOVE this raincoat! Pros:1. It's extremely light weight which means I can ball it up or stuff it into its own pocket and have it with me if it might rain at some point, which is just what I wanted (both for hiking and just for errands, etc.). 2. It's strong; kicking around in my purse has NOT resulted in tears3. It's completely waterproof, no issues there. 4. The hood sits well because it has a little brim in the front... you can't really see it, but it keeps the area above your forehead out a bit and rounded so that rain drips down the sides, or off far enough in front of the face that you don't get wet from it. GREAT design. 5. My husband has the Super Mica (there wasn't a women's Mica line at the time) and they are equally good jackets, pretty much indistinguishable. Cons:The only negative is that the material really is thin; I got the Lithium, which is a very pale grey and translucent, so you can see what I'm wearing underneath. No big deal, but good to know.
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!