I had been looking for a warm waterproof/showerproof jacket to wear each day for dog walking. Many that I tried on had an awkwardly shaped hood that came too far over my face, so that I couldn't see where I was going, or which needed zipping or tying in order to stay up. This one had a good which seemed just right and which can be popped up if it starts to rain. I was borderline between a size 10 and 12, which was surprising as my previous one of the same make was a 10, but styles can vary. I opted for the 12 so that I can fit other layers underneath and it is fine, although the sleeves are a bit long for me. Overall, I am very pleased with the jacket. It is warm, quite stylish and looks nice with a pink scarf and hat!