I give this jacket 4-stars only because of the cuteness factor. However, Gnu259 is right about the powder skirt being too high - more annoying than functional. The length for me (I'm 5'5) was perfect - not too short where snow rides up my back when I fall, and not too long where I look like I'm wearing boxy pajamas. Love the buttons on the sides and on the hood, although I'm worried that they will eventually fall off after a few times of wear/wash! If you know how to sew or reinforce buttons, I would highly suggest you do that after you get the jacket! I've only worn the jacket once so far in Big Bear @ 55-degree weather, so I'm not sure how well insulated this thing actually is... however, I can always layer with thermals and fleeces!