Blocks the wind, has a cozy fleece interior, great for walking. Zipped exterior pockets are a good size to carry phone, keys, etc. Wish there had been one or two additional pockets inside the jacket or one on the chest exterior. Excellent length for covering hips and bum, again to keep you warm in those nasty winds, but doesn't restrict movement. Sleeves are also a good length, although slightly baggy --- wish they had a sweatshirt style cuff to hug the wrist. Great with detachable hood is a nice feature too. I'm 5' 6" and 135 lbs. Ordered a size large due to broad square shoulders. Fits great with ability to add a thermal layer underneath without feeling like a sausage.