I bought this coat a couple of years ago because I needed something warm and something that would keep me dry during the winter months. I have used this coat now through 2 winters and it has kept me very warm and very dry. When I received the coat it was very light and I was afraid that I had made the wrong choice in this jacket, but it has proven me wrong. I stay very dry and very warm. I would highly recommend this jacket if you are working out in the weather or just need a warm coat to wear around town.