We took comfort in the fact that the bag's shell material has a waterproof coating when we were in a torrential downpour in a floorless shelter. It kept us dry throughout the night despite a constant misting from water bouncing off of the ground and tarp. This could be a good option for someone who wants a down bag in a wet climate like the North Cascades.
The Joule has a new color available this season, and it has also had a change in the fill quality. See below for a side-by-side comparison.