I will admit, I got my first Shower Pass jacket about 18 months ago strickly for cycling and running in the rain while training for triathlons. Now, I use it all the time when cycling or hiking. I do not have a hood, as when hiking, I wear a wide brimmed hat that sheds the water, and the collar seals around my neck. 6 months ago, I got a second shower pass jacket (white) and a slightly larger (I got a large). If its cold out when hiking, I wear my insulation. Otherwise, now all I wear is a shower pass. No soft shell needed based on how the jacket vents. Its quite windproof for obv. reasons, so when the jacket is buttoned up, I stay warm. I do get a little warm with a pack on my back, but I just open the pit zips.
Its not as light as a Golight, but it serves many purposes in my life (more than for hiking).
Just my two cents!