I brought this to go with technical t-shirts, a sailing waterproof or a soft-shell jacket depending on the temperature and severity of the rain. It is absolutely perfect. I bought two more in other colourways. This is sufficiently smart, that I can wear my kit indoors until I'm ready to set off hiking and then just change when I return. It wicks superbly and I am rarely damp when I get back. It washes time-after-time and is almost dry by the time it comes out of the machine - in fact, I've often got hot in it, returned, washed it, and then worn it the next day - THAT is hiking perfection!