Beautiful styling and works well even in a downpour. Hood is very functional and I love the magnetic sleeves. compliments wherever I go. Not sure I'd go out hiking in the rain with only this, but it sure is a beauty to keep in the car or purse for those spotty rain showers. Very lightweight and packable. Also good to keep your purse and packages under wraps when in crowds.
Just took my new cape to Ireland & loved the "look" of the cape & the convenience of the wonderfully small light weight package that I was easily able to take along for "just in case" due to the VERY changeable climate. A sunny day could turn to rain in mere minutes! BUT it didn't do well in very windy conditions or heavy rain & I had to be careful to not have long sleeves on my under layers (needed for some very cool days) or they got soaked around my wrists. I think it's great on drizzly not-too-cold days.