I have mixed feelings about this jacket. I got it last year and have been using it since last spring. So far I like it. It's super light weight. My size large weighs 7.9 ounces. It's long enough for good coverage of my waist if I'm just wearing running shorts and no rain pants. The sleeves, also, are long enough to pull my hands back into.
There are a couple negatives that I've been able to live with, however, but which may bother somebody else. The first one is the hood. The top of the zipper comes up right below my nose and is really inflexible. An off-center zipper would be more comfortable. The hood drawcord is very non-traditional and weight saving and it basically compresses the rear-top of the hood against the lower front of the hood. As weird as this sounds, it actually works just fine...most of the time. When a really hard-driving and cold rain is blowing straight towards me, the brim can get lifted up and back a few inches unless I have my head tilted downward. This exposes the top of my head and face, and creates a gap in the jacket that rain can get in through, which I'd usually rather not happen. The second negative is the two-way separating zipper. It works fine for me, but when I lend this jacket to friends, they complain that the zipper is difficult to operate, which it isn't really, if you know how to operate a two-way separating zipper, but perhaps in cold weather, with cold fingers, it could be a problem.
All that said...I personally have only experienced minor annoyance with the hood in certain circumstances, and again, it's hard to complain when this thing is so light...but if I were to buy another one (which I probably won't), I'd opt for a jacket that has a full featured hood. Hooded rain jackets really need to have drawcords that can cinch the face opening closed. If I could find one with a zipper that veers off center near the face or is at least more comfortable, that would be a factor as well. It would be worth the extra 2 ounces or so.
If you don't mind a non-traditional hood, then the Zealot is a great lightweight Gore-tex jacket for most of the time in most conditions. If you like to go backpacking in places where you spend a lot of time cold, wind-driven rain, then go for a slightly heavier one with a better hood.