I often buy from North Face or Patagonia but I no longer have a budget that justifies such purchases. I was looking for a coat with similar features and had good quality. I stumbled upon Free Country, it was the right price and I took a gamble on it. I'm so happy I did! It keeps me warm in the cold NE temps, it has held up to negative temps so far. It fits me well and I get a lot of compliments on it. I did have to get a medium for the sleeve length (I often have to get larger sizes for the length) I'm 5' 7" & 125 lbs (long arms & torso). I recommend women with a similar problem to order one size up. Still fits in the torso and isn't "baggy" looking. I've been so happy I have since ordered other Free Country products and haven't looked at other brands.