This jacket is top quality construction. It will keep you dry on the wettest days. The fit is a little too baggy. You would probably be alright going a size down. I did, and it's still a little too baggy, but it's supposed to be a loose fit jacket. Overall, it's really durable and waterproof.
These mitts are durable and really warm too. On the warmer days, you're better off taking out the mitten liner and using a thin glove liner instead.
Everything seemed great about this backpack - the durability and all of the pockets. The tech specs say this has a 17" laptop pocket. However, the laptop sleeve barely fit my laptop that measures 15" wide. The edge of they pack had to be pulled tight around the corners of the laptop.