In anticipation of a harsh winter I bought this jacket. A real endurance test then due to the weather was not. What the first drawback of this garment comes into play: This thing has quite enormous proportions and is really just to use when it's really cold. In other words, around freezing or slightly below is still too warm for me. But I wanted to express a jacket for extreme cold, so I can not complain here. The jacket is very large. So great that I have my doubts whether this is helpful in an emergency. Too much air between jacket and body's usually counterproductive. So, you considered when purchasing a number of times smaller than usual. A pity, I find that there are front on chest no outside pockets. Although a beautiful cover is present, which in other jackets usually protects those outside breast pockets. But among them: No zipper, no pocket. Nevertheless, in the very few occasions when I was able to wear the jacket this winter, it has served its purpose. Very warm, waterproof, good hood. And compared to other brand jackets at a reasonable price. If someday again actually the Siberian Arctic cold reaches for us, I for one am prepared.