Since the company doesn't give us rain gear (No, that shell is NOT waterproof), we've had to fend for ourselves. This is one of the best jackets (has pants too) I've ever used. This Propper Gortex jacket is awesome. Lightweight, waterproof and breathable. Wore this in last years Hurricane and was completely dry. Found it on eBay. Also have a North Face shell that works "OK", but no where near as good as this Gortex. What are some alternatives that you've found?