This parka is simply fantastic! Great length, very light and warm as can be. The hood is comfortable with or without a hat and keeps my whole head warm even on windy days. It's not a bulky parka and doesn't get in the way or limit my movement. It's so warm I wear it with just a t-shirt underneath even on cold days! (there's room for a sweater too if required). It's great for walks, for shopping trips or simply driving to work. I wouldn't wear it for any occasion where it might have to stand up to lots of wear as the outer fabric, although very soft and light, wouldn't stand up to a lot of abrasion. The pockets are perfectly placed at the waist and are comfortably lined in a soft material, as are the cuffs and the collar. I've been looking for a longer length jacket for a while now and I'm very happy with my choice and would buy this parka again. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to keep warm this winter!