I purchased this coat because I live in the Pacific Northwest and my daughters play soccer. I have lots of ski clothes that I wear to their games but I am always still cold because at a game you are just standing there. I have worn this coat to several games now and I am only slightly cold with just a t-shirt on under it; everone else was in the car because they were too cold. The jacket is very warm and waterproof. The only drawback is, like everyone else has said, it is tight across the front of your shoulders. If you are planning on doing anytype of activity outside I would recommend a better fitting coat. Standing around and watching activities this coat is great!