Great little jacket
I have been using this jacket for about 2 years and it's very sturdy; no tears or scuffs yet. It has seen medium to light rain without any trouble but I wouldn't wear it for running in the rain or any kind of rain activities. It's surprisingly windproof and will protect from most winds without trouble. Not very warm by itself but with layering it can go to at least 30-20 F. It's more of a spring and fall jacket and I use it extensively during those seasons.
Best Cycling Jacket Ever !
I've tried countless jackets and jerseys over many years .... and this is by far the best balance of breathabilty and wind resistance I've found. It's essentially a very thin soft shell. You can get similar offerings from other brands and all, but this fit is nice and trim, which the others are not. Huge plus for me, being tall and lean. I hope they make a similar jacket next year! There should be no complaints of open weave soft shell fabrics like this, as they are meant to breathe. If you want windproof, don't look for this kind of fabric, get a ripstop or barrier type fabric, but they will breathe nowhere near as well as this. Perfect for any high output activities. I've worn it up to the low 60's this fall and didn't sweat out at all, and I sweat a lot. So far I've worn it down to the low 40's too and it's perfect with just a baselayer underneath. OR makes great stuff, and their jackets always seem to fit me well. Very happy with them once again !
Stretchy Wind Protection
Finally, the package was here! Except... so light, this couldn't possible be my new jacket. It's from Altrec. Huh. I opened it up, and voila, the jacket was really that light! Seriously, light enough so as to not provide any protection whatsoever. Boy was I wrong. After putting this thing on, I can warn you that it fits a little small, but the stretchiness is the best of any garment I've ever tried on. It fits me very snugly, but stretches so much whichever way I move, that I don't even know I have the thing on. If you live in foggy or windy conditions, but your body heat is high like mine, this is the jacket for you. If you tend to get cold, you may want to wear another layer (like a fleece, etc.) under this one. I run hot, and tend to sweat if I wear anything that is not highly breathable. No problems here!