the jacket is pretty fucking close to perfect. the outer feels like silk. no joke, its soft and pliable like slik fabric. but its some of the best quality gore-tex i've ever handled. i took it to my sink and watched water bead off it for a couple minutes, i was that amazed because it felt too soft to be gore-tex. i was cycling with it today, mostly downhill trying to go pretty quickly. wore the jacket, my body was completely warm, to the point of sweating, while my hands etc. were almost numb from the cold(only 12 celsius out, but i was going kind of quick. also, this zipper is heavy as FUCK, almost broke a window with it yesterday(seriously) way nicer than most riri's i have had on bags/clothes, pulls SO easily and i think it looks really good.