What a great jacket!! I ordered this for my wife's b-day for an everyday coat and not just for hiking trips. She hates big bulky coats and this one is just perfect. It is very warm but still breathes and cuts throughout the wind wonderfully. The hood is a nice touch too. She likes the fact that it comes down over her hips and keeps her kidneys from getting cold. Some of the other jackets she had tried on came down to just her waist. Be mindful of the sizing though. I would not consider my wife a large woman by any means, but at 5'6" and about 180 and very busty, she required an XL in size. She is very happy with it and so am I!!