This jacket is better than any other item of clothing I have tried for walking the streets of Boston and Quincy after dark. I can tell the cars can see me because they start moving over at least 50 feet away from me. Several motorist have thanked me for wearing something they actually see me in. The jacket itself is not warm so I bought it large so I can wear layers underneath and have been comfortable. I have not used it in any downpours yet but it has kept me dry through the light rain. There are plenty of pockets and they are large, deep pockets that hold everything I need when I have to walk my dogs. The hood has been great for the wind and light rain. I love the flo lime color during the day and just after sunset as well. Worth every penny to be reassured I can been seen at night!
This is to update my previous non-review, now that the jacket has actually arrived (big USPS delay). It's true to size, looks great, is roomy enough for comfort and maybe a fleece layer underneath, but not baggy. My husband wore it for over an hour in the rain and reports that it is indeed waterproof, and that the back vent is helpful for not getting overheated. Jacket body is very reflective in headlights, without making you look like you're the airport ground crew.
I can’t really give feedback, as the item hasn’t arrived yet. I’m told by USPS "Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility. ” This year is a mess for package delivery. Was hoping to get it by Christmas for a gift, but it’s not looking good.
So Far so good. It is a shell. I have worn it almost every day since receiving it. It has been raining a couple of days. As the temps have been a little warm and I'm walking several miles a day I am sweating on the insides so it's hard to tell about the water not getting in. I love the weight. When cars approach they definitely move to the center of the road. I also use a flashlight also to make sure vehicles avoid me.
The woman who answered(!) my inquiry was excellent, friendly and professional. A rare experience. She deserves a raise.