I likely would've given this parka five stars except for one glaring design flaw. It has the usual elastic strings on the inside to cinch in the waist; however, where they fell short was that the decorative straps on the outside...one on either side, are not adjustable! If you do choose to cinch in the waist, these straps don't have any extra snaps to tighten. Who missed this little detail?!? This isn't the end of the world as it is fixable (I've already taken mine to a seamstress to have extra snaps put on), but the consumer really shouldn't have to make adjustments like this to a new jacket.All that aside, I think this will be a great warm jacket that will last me for some years. I live in the Canadian prairies, so warm is of utmost importance. Also, I am 5'10" tall with long arms, and was wondering if regular sizing would offer long enough sleeves, but that also was not a problem. The storm cuff inside the sleeves is a nice feature. It fits true to size. I am normally a large, and the large is perfect with a little extra room if I need to add layers underneath.