I decided I would wear my new Octane Textile jacket on the trip to Melbourne. So I rode down in it (dry all the way ), but I fitted the wet-weather liner for warmth. Comfortable and no fuss. Yesterday I left Melbourne around midday (just before the rain, as it turned out), and after coffee with Crusingal at Yarragon and tea with Brian and Pat at Lake's Entrance, fitted the wet-weather liner again for the cold (and yet again, dry) night run through Orbost to Tathra. Warm body and warm arms the only result. Today, just as I left Tathra for the run home the heavens opened in Biblical fashion, so I dragged on my cheapo $40 RJays platic pants, left the liner in place, and headed up the highway. Despite four or five absolute deluges, I arrived home around 5:00pm with all my inner clothes bone dry!! So despite the fact that it is only a $200 jacket, and not a dedicated wet-weather garment, I can't speak highly enough of it in all conditions. Gets the Hornet seal of approval!