Well worth the investment!
I bought this jacket 1 yr+ ago as both an all-around jacket and top of the line for my purposes-it has exceeded my expectations. A fashionable rain jacket to wear to work, truly waterproof saved me from unexpected downpours rock climbing, and blocks out the wind while mountaineering in warm and cold conditions with ventilation to keep me dry. It's durable enough to wear rock climbing, hood adjusts as you'd expect to wear over helmets or by itself (brim keeps rain off your face#, and side zips are perfect for ventilation adjustments and keeping it out of the way of your harness. Size S also fit me over a light-weight down jacket #I'm 5'3" and 135lbs w broad shoulders). I will say that the front of the jacket is a little short, especially if wearing over a down jacket and hoping your downy doesn't get wet.
I used this jacket as a ranger and my favorite feature is the hem-to-pit zippers allowing for maximum ventilation. I use this jacket in all seasons with different layering schemes. Great product from a good quality company.
Just ordered this because it was half off on the day I was browsing around. I think it's well worth the full price too! A lot of people have been complaining about the zippers, but they're not an issue. They are going to be a tighter zip because they're taped, but this just means that your jacket isn't going to let in excess water. I live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where we've had 0 degree and severe clear, 0 degree and snowing sideways, 50 degree and sunny...then raining, and everything-in-between weather in just a matter of a few days, and I've happily worn this jacket every day. Never been warmer when I put a down layer underneath, but it's nice for the warmer days too. Super versatile. Oh, and shockingly, shockingly light for such a beast of a jacket. Like the Danny Woodhead of GORE-TEX. The fit is really great, but if you're wide in the hips like I am (aka: shaped like a woman), I'd go a size up, as it's not very forgiving in the hips. But it won't make the top look sloppy/baggy because there's only a slight difference between the medium and large. Pockets: nice and deep, hold a lot of stuff. Internal pocket are great. I also like that the side vents can unzip from the base of the jacket, because I wear coach's bibs for skiing and don't really want to take off the whole coat just to grab the dermatone, you know? All-in-all, a great coat! I'm excited to put it to the test when we get back into the negative temperatures!