I have had an Eddie Bauer parka for the past 15 years and I loved it! I wore it in town and to the cabin all the time. It was a work jacket, hiking and campfire jacket - you name it, I used it for that purpose. But like all good things, it finally bit the dust. I tried finding similiar coats thru other dealers, but came back to Eddie Bauer and found this. I've been wearing it for a week and love it. It's a very comfortable fit - maybe more so than my last one. It's light-weight yet has been warm in temps of 32+. I discovered how well the hood works while walking to my car during a very windy, very wet and slushy mid-April snow storm. My only wish is that is that it was about 3 inches longer so that it covered a bit more of my legs. Not a big deal, but my old coat was longer and I got used to it. I would recommend this to my friends.