This item is both well-designed and well-made. The pockets are a perfect size and are well-located for ease of access and closure. It is warm and pretty waterproof and the hood is comfortable, even though I don't generally like hoods, I could still ski with this one up during a blizzard and it doesn't cut down on peripheral vision when you need it tight enough so that the wind doesn't blow it back off your head. The material has a somewhat glossy sheen to it and the colours are vibrant; it is almost exactly the same as in the photo on Amazon (which shouldn't need to be cause for applause, but it is!!!). I recommend this coat and, having never purchased from them before, will certainly look favourably on other Quicksilver items in future.