So far I really like this parka. I'm an avid backpacker and skier and the coat gets used for both. I really like the customizable hood and the fact that I can access the pockets with a pack on. This parka is very light and takes up very little room in my pack. I can't comment yet on durability because I haven't owned it through an entire season, but so far so good. Large size is a little small on me, but still works. I'm 5'10" 175 with 43" chest. I only gave 4 stars because I can't comment on durability at this time.