I grew up wearing bulky, frumpy ponchos fishing so I loved the idea of actually having one with some style. This is a great design and is so functional and packable. It's also flattering. Great for wet conditions or to throw in a bag for a hike (or even hiking with the local reindeer)! I am 5'10" and it provides adequate coverage. And an added bonus, every time I sport it, I get several compliments!