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I'm currently contracting in Afghanistan. I bought this coat based on the constantly changing weather here. We have a lot of days that start off bright,warm, and sunny, with out a cloud in site. Then suddenly, we get a massive storm and cold front blow in. This jacket is great to handle such. It isn't feasible for me to have 5 different jackets to handle the weather situations, so i wanted one jacket that would be reasonable for any situation. The water proofing was extraordinary! The fleece liner is warm in zero wind conditions. (just wish it had pit-zips!) The shell really excels blocking the wind, and the hood is awesome! I have no doubt that this coat, with proper layering underneath, will also be more than adequate for my late November muskie trolling on the Bay of Green Bay also! There is not a lot of pockets. Just the two hand warmer pockets. Which I am fine with, I just wish it had an inside pocket, so my cell phone could be protected on cold wet days when my hands are in the pockets. Fit wise, is perfect for me. I'm 6'2" and 165 lbs. Tall and lanky, with long arms. The sleeves fit perfect, and the length of the coat is also right where i like it.
I would highly recommend this jacket! Bang for your buck, there is no better value!