This sweat is more than just a fleece. The Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treated outer fabric causes water to bead off when you're splashed or caught in light rain so you stay dry. The fleece backer and scooped hem ensure you stay warm when you are active, while the elastane bound cuffs keep the warmth in. The front zip is finished with reflective tape to provide visibility even in low light. All this makes the DWR Zip Through the ideal sweat for riding and in the yard.