It really keeps me dry, not just from the rain, but from the spray of large waves when it is windy. I am out on the water a lot with clients and that is really important to me. It is also a more fitted rain coat than others that I have had, and isn't as bulky and doesn't get in the way. I like that the coat has large zipper teeth as the smaller teeth fail more. However, the zipper sticks, maybe because it is brand new and the teeth aren't worn yet. I might try a little silicone lubricant on them, but will call the manufacturer first and see if this is by design.
Love the jacket, kept me dry and comfortable on the Oregon coast last weekend during rain, hail and high winds. My weak point was my old rain pants, so I just ordered the kast king bibs so i will be prepared next time. Quality is excellent.
Quality jacket overall, but as i suspected before purchase, but purchased anyway and took a chance, is that the sleeve cuff is the weakest link. If you keep your arms at a down angle, your forearms wont get wet, but water gets in as soon as its angles up to where water can run down and in. An elastic cuff liner would help in this instance. But over all, kept me dry for the first use here in the pnw. Kept everything dried, but my hands, wrist, and forearms. Other than that, would've got a 5 start.