||I got this jacket because I needed a hardshell that was extremely lightweight but waterproof. Basically something I can keep packed in my backpack until I absolutely need it when it rains.
I was surprised at how light this jacket was when I tried it on. It almost feels like you are wearing tissue paper. Due to the thin fabric, I was skeptical about its durability, but it has held up in hikes so far. I wouldn't use this for climbing or anything like that, because you'd probably need something more thicker and durable. But for everyday hikes and emergencies, this is perfect.
As for breathability, I had no issues with it, but I'm also not someone that sweats a ton. There are no pit zips, which is a shame, but the front pockets can vent with the holes inside it.
It's also very good for the urban setting. The jacket is designed so that it has a slimmer, athletic fit that gives it more of a tailored look. The cardinal colour is very bright and sharp looking. I've already gotten a lot of compliments and looks from strangers on it. In Vancouver, since it rains so much, an umbrella is necessary, but I hate umbrellas, so I prefer to carry this. You can pack this down to the size of a sandwich if need be, so it fits nice in my sachel (or Murse, as my girlfriend calls it).
The hood is adjustable to fit any size head, and the brim has has form due to a wire in it, which is helpful if you are caught in a windy storm. I've worn this on a couple hiking trips and pulled it out during all day rain storms and the water just beads off perfectly.
The only drawback is price. Most people will probably balk at paying so much for a jacket with so little material, but for me, most outdoor jackets don't fit me. I'm not a tall guy (5'2"), so most men's jackets are way too big for me. The small fits me just perfectly. So if you're a bigger guy, you might find the fit a bit tight.
Site says it retails for $250, but you could find it for about $225 or so, depending on retailer.
I love this jacket.