My husband, being 6'5", has trouble finding practical coats. This coat, designed as a waterproof, has been cut longer which gives him good coverage. Also, the hood has been designed so that he can still stand up straight when he has his hood on! HOWEVER if you are shorter, DO NOT be put off from buying this coat. It will provide you will excellent coverage and the hood has a natty way of being adjusted so you wont be swamped! Well done Mountain Warehouse - a great design!