I have been an Outward Bound student and an instructor for 5 years. I have used and evaluated a lot of mountain equipment. This parka can be use d for hiking and camping OR used in the city because it is fashionable, has great lines, is long and doesn't have logos all over!
I have been looking for a fully waterproof coat like this for the last three years to replace a well worn and loved Gore-Tex raincoat I have relied on for 30 years! This is the only one I could find that had the same key features: Gore-Tex, double zipper, length/coverage past hips, hood, and an internal liner but no extra insulation. I am very pleased the design, fit and construction so far. I just need some rain to try it out!
In the past two years I have purchased the gore tex pants and jacket. I have worn them in several rainstorms. I could not be happier, when finished I am completely. IF there were 10 stars, I would give a 10 star rating.