So I struggled with the rating system because I don't think the jacket does anything wrong however, I am sending it back. Here is the deal I wanted a coat that was going to keep my warm while excepting little energy (walking) in cold Wisconsin winters. I believe this jacket will do just that and then some. However, the coat is so big and bulky I am just not comfortable in it. If you are a Seinfeld fan think of Costanza knocking over wine bottles. I am 5'9 180 and went with the M and while bulky, I believe I got the proper fit. I simply decided I couldn't invest this kind of money in a coat I didn't love on, in addition, the thought of getting in and out of the car with the coat on was going to be a challenge due to the bulk again. With all that said, I have no doubt I would have been toasty warm in this guy and if you are good with bulk and large style, go for it, there is no way you will be disappointed with the style.
"The jacket is very warm and my body is never cold"
My husband and I both purchased this coat last winter. Living in denver, well it gets cold.He usually wears Medium (a large medium should fit him, but a Large is too large ), and we also bought "Medium" for this parka, it fits him perfectly , with a little room. Can be a little bulky but definitely worth the money. He travelled to Alaska and being someone who hates and feels the cold easily, this jacket really done the job for him. The only thing I would like to see added are drawstrings to the hood as in high wind conditions the hood seems to blow off your head.I have found that this problem can be eliminated by putting on a toque and or wrapping a scarf around your neck and face before pulling up the hood.Regardless, drawstring really seem like a no-brainier for this type of hood and I do not understand why they were not added.