Warm and Cozy
I'm a wimp when it comes to cold weather. I don't hike backcountry - my outdoor adventures primarily consist of time at our Indiana country home playing with kids,husband and dogs. When the temperature gets below 40 degrees I turn into a wimp. I wanted a coat that was WARM - I mean walk outside in zero degree temperatures and feel - warm. After testing this baby 2 weeks in Montana and during Indiana cold spells - I can say it is awesome. It's the warmest coat I've ever owned. Compact packing feature is really nice too. Only disappointment - a little shorter than I would like. However, did try on this same coat at a store recently and it was about an inch longer and perfect so assume the newer version was made slightly longer.