I really like this coat and for once, it is a 'coat', with a great long length. I am 5' 10" tall and a size 16 so I bought an XL and find it extremely kind in the length but not a lot of room for thick jumpers etc. The sizing guide is not realistic. However, it is such a warm and cozy, lightweight coat, that goes all the way down to my knees :), and there is no real requirement for many layers beneath it. I like the fact that the fur on the hood can be unzipped, to stop it getting wet. I also like the long two-way zip, internal breast pocket for my phone, as well as the lovely long sleeves, with an elasticated internal sleeve to stop any drafts. I've not worn it in the rain yet, so not sure how 'shower resistant' it is but it is very comfortable and looks the part. Would recommend but err on the side of caution when choosing your size.