This jacket is simply amazing and has been worn in several countries around the world. It is water proof, keeping the wearer wet in even heavy rain. The water just beads on the jacket and runs off. The fleece lining keeps you warm in the fall and early winter temperatures. The large hood nicely covers your head in inclement weather, yet stays back and out of the way when its down. The zippered pockets keep your belongings secure and the inside-the-jacket pockets are a nice place to stow special surprises.