I bought this jacket specifically for a river cruise. The blackberry is a lovely colour that doesn't show soil. When I wore the fleece zipped into the jacket and wore a lighter fleece underneath I was able to withstand the rainiest, windiest days we had. There are nice touches, like fleece lined pockets and snap tabs that hold the fleece sleeves and neck to the outer jacket. It would be nice to have one at the lower back as well. I would like the outer jacker to be about 3 inches longer.