This hoodie rocks! It's warm but not bulky which I really like. Also, the hood is more fitted than a lot of jackets and hoodies so it doesn't just blow off when it's windy. It sheds water relatively well. In a light rain it takes a while before it gets soaked through. Not saying its waterproof but maybe a little water repellent? Also I love the thumbholes in the sleeves. Keeps the breeze out and keeps your hands a little bit warm. I have two of these for myself (LOVE the deep purple color) and have given two away as gifts (one to a gal undergoing chemo treatment and she says she can't believe how warm it is). My only gripe is that it's a little pricey. But if you have rewards and/or can catch a good sale then it's totally worth it.