I wanted a coat that had it all - warmth, waterproofness, comfort and a smart appearance, and this coat seemed like it would meet all the criteria. It did not disappoint! The coat's special filling certainly makes it the warmest coat I have ever owned, without bulk or overheating. I can wear it on long walks or for commuting and not feel sweaty. The waterproof fabric holds up well, in rain showers, downpours, or when spilling from my water bottle! The coat is also the perfect length for keeping the tops of my legs dry in the rain. Comfort is a real plus with this garment, from the cosy hood to the soft pockets and the inner cuff which enhances warmth and waterproofness. The one downside to this coat (hence 4 stars rather than 5) is that the side pockets are quite far round, making using them to warm your hands somewhat awkward with the angle. The front pockets are roomy for storing gloves, phone, etc but again feel slightly uncomfortable to use for hands. Overall this is an excellent coat which I'm glad I invested in. My favourite ever! I trust that it will last for a number of winters since it is made from such high-quality materials.