The water repellency works great for a few hours out in light rain or about an hour in heavy rain. The inside is super soft everywhere except for the sides of the hoodie (This is great adds some breathability and mobility). The fit is so flattering and comfortable!
Love this sweater! The rain defender actually works well, and it doesn't seem to hold horse hair compared to regular hoodies. I normally wear a S in Carhartt tops but glad I went with a M for this sweater as the S likely would've been a bit snug at the cuffs and neckline. It isn't quite as stretchy as your typical hoodie which makes it difficult to pull up the sleeves if needed.
Definitely my favorite women's sweatshirt to date! I used to buy the men's rain defender but now I don't have to! Because of the ribbing it is more form fitting than some of the other sweatshirts available for women, this definitely makes it more flattering. Another thing I love about this sweatshirt is the weight, it is heavy enough to keep me warm on these light winter days but light enough to where I can wear a jacket over and still be comfortable. Can't wait to see what else comes out in women's for Rain Defender.
So glad to finally see a rain defender sweatshirt for women. It is cute and comfortable while being easy to move in. The pockets are a little high for my preference but I normally leave the zippers up so the pocket is almost hidden.