I was looking for a down coat that was waterproof without being really noisy (you know how some fabrics kind of squeak when you walk), really warm without being too puffy, had a removable hood, and would be mid-thigh length. I also wanted a roomy fit - a coat that was feminine but not waisted, as that style doesn't suit me at all.
Well I found exactly the right coat in this lovely parka. It is all I could have hoped for. I've only managed to find fault in one area (unusually for me), and that is that it would have been practical for it to have a drawstring around the bottom hem.