This is an attractive, good quality coat - lightweight for a "puffa" style jacket, but still substantial and warm. I haven't tested it in freezing conditions or in a full downpour yet, but it's kept me dry and snug in some cool drizzly weather this spring.
There's an elasticated drawstring in the bottom so that the coat hugs your thighs when it's done up. Also elastic in the wrist cuffs and a soft chin guard on the collar. Being zipped up inside the jacket gives a lovely cosy, enclosed feeling. The permanent hood is waterproof but not insulated. The hood is large enough to wear a hat underneath, and can be tucked away in a pocket in the collar in dry weather. There are two zip pockets on the outside, well positioned for keeping hands warm, and a single, fairly small zip pocket inside.
I normally take small in Helly Hansen jackets and fleeces, but this time the medium was a better fit (I'm 36" chest). The small would have been too tight in the shoulders when worn over two or more layers (a shirt and a fleece), which is likely to be my main use for this cold weather coat.