I absolutely love this coat and for real look forward to wearing it when I see that it's cold. We live in Michigan and it is nearly one of the coldest places to live in America and this jacket WORKS! It hits right in the middle of my shin and I love that because it means the rest of my legs will be covered by my boots so I am covered head to toe! The hood is great, though, it does blow off, I wish it had snaps to secure just the hood part, but that's just a minor complaint. I shopped around at every major retailer and for every top brand and was not happy with the fit of any of them except this one! It doesn't make me feel bulky and I still maintain a shape in it, it doesn't drown you. The pockets are awesome because once zipped you can't even see them. Toasty and comfy. I sincerely recommend this for anyone that wants to stay warm. If it keeps me warm in the Great Northern tundra, it'll work for you! Oh, and the hood is detachable so if you'd rather wear a cute hat instead of the hood, that's an option!