I could not get my son to wear a jacket, unless it was pouring rain or dumping snow. Now, he doesn't leave the house without it. Not only does it look "cool", but it keeps him dry without overheating, and helps block that Columbia Gorge wind. Perfect for Oregon weather - you know the raining one minute, sleeting the next, sunny the next, then snowing. . . Great quality workmanship. Just what I've come to expect from Columbia.