I got this jacket for a little bit of everything. I've used it for cycling, running, skiing/snowboarding and it has met all my expectations. It blocks the wind well and keeps me dry. I've been drizzled on by rain for hours while skiing and my core stayed dry. Not to mention the jacket looks great on and fits true. I am 5'10, 180lbs with an athletic build and the large fits super. Give this jacket a go. I give it 5 out 5.
OK, so I have a thing for jackets, as a lot of us probably do. I ordered this one, as well as a Patagonia Torrentshell from Moosejaw recently and really like them...I'm keeping both! This jacket is excellent...I have an older Mtn HW and have always gone to it for the rain. I can see and feel the difference in the "newer" technology of materials in this newer model, and I really don't miss the pit zips (does not have, compared to the Patagonia), as the jacket won't need it with the breathability anyway I think. I'm 5'11" and 170 lbs, and this jacket seems to fit pretty true to size.
After fishing around in the sea of light weight breathable jackets I finally decided to run with the Plasmic. I just returned from a 5 day windy, and damp trip in Bigs Sur, and I'm pleased to say the jacket exceeded my expectations. Not to mention the jacket looks great in shark.