My daughter loves this coat we live in upstate NY, Way Up State and she wore it all fall, winter, and spring. It was great for daily use no matter if it was running around town with mom and dad or playing outside in the Fall and Spring. In winter time it would be great if we had the shell but she used her winter coat. Trust me even on the coldest days going to daycare or having to run around town she stayed nice and warm. It's lightweight and very durable. She was a 1 and half year old when she got it and it still fits even though she is over 2 now. The fit runs a bit big and that's ok you can always fold over the sleeves. I love The Northface and our whole family has Denali Fleeces. We couldn't be happier about the quality and price. Trust me buy this and you won't be disappointed.
"Perfect- warm and safe for the car seat!"
This jacket is awesome because not only is it super warm and thick and nice, it's safe to use in a car seat with a 5 point harness. You don't want to use bulky coats in a harnessed seat because it will give you a false sense of the harness being tight enough. These are the perfect solution! My kids wear them all the time in the fall/winter in Wisconsin. They are definitely warm enough when you're running around town doing errands and going in and out of the car a lot.