As I have never spent more than £80 on a coat I balked a bit on spending well over double on a new one but the last two I have purchased made by very well known manufacturers who should know better have been extremely lacklustre in terms of performance so wanted to make sure I did not waste any more money. The feel of the coat is one of premium quality, it is stitched well, the material feels good, and it fits me perfectly as an XL. The pockets are a good size and there is ample room for a thick layer underneath for winter walking. The zip is a little tough but I’d rather that than a cheaper one which may break or let the rain in. It looks good too although other options of colour would be beneficial. Of course the key appeal of this coat is fact that it is made from recycled material which is a major plus point. I have yet to wear it in a downpour as the weather has been mild and fair but am looking forward to testing its mettle against the elements. I feel sure it will live up to the many excellent reviews.