I received my parka and was initially impressed with the quality of fabric and design of the pockets/jacket. However the sizing is way off vs most other brands. I ordered a medium jacket, as that was what the sizing chart lined up to based on my measurements. I am 6ft tall, 160lbs, 39in chest and usually wear a medium size (or medium slim if offered) for most jackets I wear from other brands with a little bit of room to layer if I want. However, the seam of the shoulders of this jacket hang over my shoulders by at least two inches on each side side, there is a lot of extra fabric that sags down on the arms and elbows that would make quiet movement difficult, and I could easily fit a 25lb watermelon in the mid-section of the jacket with me. This jacket will not fit anyone that typically wears a medium jacket. I would have exchanged it for a smaller size but there doesn’t seem to be a size offered that is smaller than a medium, so I just returned for a refund and bought a competitors jacket that has a size that fits someone with my measurements. The sizing chart should be corrected to be more accurate to the actual product or the jacket should be cut to a more typical medium size person so it matches the size chart shown.
I bought this coat to have something to quickly throw on when I want to hike to a stand and then sit. The material is not absolutely quiet but if you don't move around much you will be ok. If you want no sound from your clothing wear wool.
This coat will block the wind, it seems warm enough and it has plenty of pockets and a nice zipper.