I have really struggled with finding my nine year old daughter a winter coat this year. She didn't want anything pink, lilac or flouncy which rules out just about everything I found in the shops. This black coat from Espirit is perfect if a little more expensive than the High Street. It is lined in soft cotton in a shocking pink colour and there is a hint of this pink running alongside the zip. There is a baseball-type "E" on one of the arms which I'm not so keen on. The length reaches to mid thigh so the wearer can still run around without being restricted . The hood is removable and the pockets are deep. The belt is attached which is perfect for children and the cinched waist stops the coat being shapeless. My daughter says the coat is super-warm and it is also water resistant. It looks very nice on, much smarter than any other padded coat I've seen. All in all a very good purchase.