I live in Sheffield which is a beautiful city, unfortunately not always blessed with fantastic weather. Wind, heavy rain and cold winds are part of daily life, and some of my previous outdoor wear (including expensive gore tex jackets and down middle layers) has not quite lived up to the challenge. As such, I got this coat to help me through the winter and have been impressed both by its waterproofing and its warmth. It is also an excellent fit - I'm quite slim and often struggle to not be drowned in big coats, but the XS sizing is just right for me. Ideal for everyday use in the outdoors, and being a longer coat than most makes it quite practical to wear for work if you want to keep your trousers dry! Would highly recommend.