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I've been using this jacket on and off for the past 8 months, through the bitterly cold February and March of 2018 and then Spring, Summer (didn't need it much this year!) and now Autumn. It is a good quality, comfortable and quiet jacket. It's been used for short and long walks and for watching wildlife. It copes with the wind and light rain perfectly and its breathability is better than any other jacket I own. I don't find myself getting too hot when I'm moving around (most jackets I end up removing as soon as any rain stops). When wet the fabric swells and stiffens which is a rather odd experience initially (the jacket can literally self support its own wait when placed on the floor). To reiterate what has been mentioned previously though, the Ventile cotton is not 100% waterproof (it's not supposed to be). I was caught out in pretty horrendous torrential rain and the nature of the fabric did allow some water to get through - although we are talking minor leaking and I was by no means wet! In light rain it works no problem at all. Overall I'm very happy with the jacket so far, it is clearly a well made product with a lot of thought gone into its design. It is currently my go to jacket when heavy rain is not likely to be on the cards. Hope this helps.
Guy5th November, 2018