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Okay for lighter rains, not suitable during heavy downpours
on November 8, 2015
I liked this rain jacket for the first six months or so after purchasing it. I bought it in the light sand color, as I prefer a lighter color due to heightened visibility, and the color, look, and fit were (still are) great. The jacket also kept me reasonably dry throughout our tropical Florida downpours at first, though I will say that ventilation is basically not existent, and wearing a non-breathable rain jacket in tropical climate makes you sweat profusely. So you tend to be getting wet either way, albeit not to the same extent.
After about six months or so, the protective coating of the seams had worm off, and the jacket has been useless in heavy rains ever since. It is still an okay-ish back-up during lighter rains, put for massive downpours, I had to upgrade to a Helly Hanson rain jacket at several times the price of this one.
The bottom line is, you get what you pay for. If you live in an area with occasional or lighter rains, or if you're looking for a rain jacket to only last you one long hiking trip, this might just be perfect for you. But if you live in an area with regular heavy downpours and are looking for a rain jacket you can reliably trust for years to come, this is certainly not IT. I have learned my lesson the wet way.