This winter coat is extremely warm. I wear it to work and to social outings. I have received many compliments on this item! I ordered the black in a size large (to accommodate for thy hips), which allows plenty of room for bulky sweaters and sweatshirts. The length hits right about mid-calf and I'm 5'7. The two-way zipper is a big plus as well and allows for increased mobility. Overall, a great product.
I got this as a gift and love it. Perfect length (just above knees - I'm 5'3"). Super warm and looks great. I knew a white coat would be a challenge to keep clean, but it washes well and even handled a bleaching after a tree sap " run in"!!!
Patagonia products are the best. I have two down sweater jackets that I wear all winter long. Sometimes when it's really cold, I wished that I had a longer version to keep my legs warm. Then I found the Down With It parka, and it was what I had been missing! In the dead of winter when it's below freezing and the dog still needs to go out, this is what you reach for. I keep it by the door and my two daughters even wear it! It says its a slim fit but I think it's more of a regular fit. 5'3", 135 lbs, size 10.