I wanted a jacket that gave me a little more protection than just a rain shell. This jacket is lined and it is water resistant. I like that the hood to the jacket is substantial. I have worn it in wind and rain and it works as advertised. I bought a medium so I could add a fleece jacket underneath to extend the usefulness into cooler conditions. I like that it comes down over my hips. I purchased the blue one and I like the two toned colors. It was an impulse buy on my part, but I am so glad I bought it !