I totally agree I have the mt050 winter jacket from Cabela’s it is totally silent. I bought the Sitka downpour for Colorado this year. I didn’t have to use it . But I can tell you it’s like wearing plastic bags it’s that loudI’ve never been so impressed with rain gear as I am my Mt050 Gore-Tex gear from Cabela’s. Spent 11hrs in heavy rains with my hood up last year on opening day of rifle here in PA & I was bone dry. Its exterior is a fleece of some sort & its dead silent.