This item is well made and very warm. I brought a size larger than I needed and I'm glad I did. Reaching above your head will reveal 2 inches of waistline, and on a cold morning that can be a shock to the system. The pockets are a little zany, there are two side pockets that are located nipple to last rib and pockets on the arms but nothing for your hands. The big seller for me was the hood, it will zip up over your chin and the hood is so large it can be drawn down over your eyes. I recommend this item!