This coat is just as practical as it is stylish. It's surprisingly warm, so I don't have to wear extra layers to school and work, even in the middle of winter. I wear it on a daily basis, and it's unique enough to get a compliment or two while looking like a fairly typical pea coat. It's nice that I don't need a separate coat just for boarding. I took it out to the slopes yesterday, and the many pockets, extra snaps, powder skirt and pit zips made this jacket perfect for the occasion.