It is soft and breathable and lighter weight than a typical raincoat. It is also more comfortable and softer than some other rain jackets I tried that were supposed to be breathable. The zipper cover and Velcro fasteners on the front prevent blowing rain from getting in the front zipper. The front zipper comes all the way up to cover the lower part of your face and the hood draws tight and has a slight bill on the front to help keep rain out of your face and eyes. It has large pockets with zipper closures and flaps over them to keep the rain out. It is also good to wear as a light jacket or windbreaker on gusty days.
I bought a size larger so it will fit over my PFD. The best thing about this jacket is that it's packable and can easily be stored in a hatch or dry bag.
My old Ultimate 14 tandem was hard to adjust the seats and they had to be blocked up with foam bricks. The FX is more user friendly from the new seats to the groove track accessory tracks and the improved yokes, there are a lot of places to store gear and add accessories.
This is an excellent kayak for someone who is looking for the roominess of a canoe but the stability of a kayak.
Overall, the boat performs well, has comfortable high low seating and peddles easily. If you feel the need to cover a lot of distance quickly then this is the perfect yak. My only problem was with my own short stature, it was a little difficult to get the peddles adjusted comfortably, I was either peddling tippy toed, or knocking my knees into my teeth. The seat is easy to adjust though so it didn't take long for me to find a happy medium. It's a well thought out boat and performs good