I love this jacket. Use it for everything from mountaineering and ice climbing to walking around NYC on a rainy day. Great for backpacking too, as the pockets are high enough to access with any pack on, and it breathes great.Has a super high collar which is great for cold weather, can block off the nastiest wind. eVent materials is great, breathes awesomely, no more of that nasty clammy feeling that you get from other materials (MH, looking at you.) has a nice brushed lining that feels great even against bare skin. Arms are nice and long without being ridiculous.