gits series of svn commands makes it appealing to use with an svn repository. One can easily make local branches, pull down svn, dcommit back up to svn. Filling in that gap of easily throw away feature branches.
You can also work with svn branches (create and push to them) with a few wizard incantations. While reciting these spells be sure to use:
git svn infoto make sure you are not pointing at
svn dcommitto make sure it will end in up the right place.