This is a serious cold weather coat. It is sooo warm and the faux fur really makes it extra toasty. I have been wearing it during this drastic cold spell in NY and its battled it well.
There is generous pocket space and the hood has all the warmth that the rest of the jacket does. I am 6'3'' 250 and this coat fits great(xxl). There are two added surprises. First, a 'patented' paper dispenser(with a pack included) and a secret pocket somewhere which I still haven't found. Also, it's made with much hemp so you'll be environmentally friendly as well.
The only 2 slight drawbacks are the the front pockets have no insulation on the outside facing lining, so your hands might get a little cold(probably not) and the jacket is heavy. I don't mind the weight but if you are looking for lightweight winter gear, this is not it.
All in all it is a GREAT winter coat. Besides, Snoop Dog wears one.