This is the best winter coat ever!!! I live in the North East of the US and this jacket holds up to any winters it's seen. I've had it for about 3 years or so and it's in great condition and very toasty and breaks in nicely. It's held up to the cold winters of Quebec City, Canada as well. People will tell you constantly, "That looks warm", and the faux fur is soft as a fresh born baby. And the fur lines the entire inside and the hand pockets in the front. It's got pull strings to tighen up the hold around your dome and pull strings to pull the waist closer to your abdomen. Plus the secret pocket(s) hold your stash safely and stealthy from po-po jack. The zippers are dynamite too and have never crapped out on me and I typically put shit in every pocket :) Admittedly, the one secret stash pocket zipper is a little tricky to use and it's not easily accessible.. but hey, you don't want any piggies getting in there anyways so it's kinda a bonus.
This jacket is well worth the money and don't leave home without it. By the way, they also have made a bullet-proof edition in case you live in those areas where you need to pack heat.
And I fully agree with Jbizzle's review... "best jacket ever created by humans."
P.S. Remember where the secret pocket(s) are or don't... because from the first Winter season to the next you may forget, like I did... and when you "rediscover" them it's like Christmas all over again! Really investigate this jacket because you have to search for the stash pockets.
See ya in the snow.
Peace from the East!