Had a similar zipper from another brand and I have worn that down a little so it was time to freshen up. Bought this due to a drop in price, not expecting much of it. When it arrived though I was pleasantly surprised. Looks very nice and is comfy when worn. Good for the cold weather. Really like the sherpa lining, especially in the hood. Good for keeping the ears warm. Only down side is that it is a little on the tight side. So would possibly go for a size up, unless you like the tight fit. Would buy another in the future.