Previously I had a big bulky jacket that was a pain to carry around but this one is so light, you hardly notice it is there. It's very wind proof and have tried it out in very windy and rainy conditions and felt protected.
The hood is a very good size so that you can wear hats underneath and you can adjust the hood also. It is easily packed away into a small bag and as I said, it doesn't add any extra weight.
The pit zips are a wonderful feature if you walk a lot and build up a lot of heat. I can wear this on very cold days with extra layers underneath (I would recommend getting the size up to what would fit you if you want it as an all year round jacket so that you have the room).
I have this jacket in Dark Steel and it is a lovely colour. It's not as harsh as black and the mind zippers are a nice feature to it as well.
A definite good buy. I would recommend it as it is a very versatile jacket that you can wear all day, every day and also up a mountain with wind howling and raining buckets.