I wore this coat out in the SoCal rain storm on 12-22-10, the strom that caused so much havoc. I was kept completely dry from my head to my legs (I kept the back vent buttoned). The rain just rolled off me. The fabric is the familiar London Fog rain coat fabric that I like. The coat runs true to size. I'm 5'7", size 37" bust and there was room for me to wear a sweater. The style is nice as the belt accentuates my waist. I am very happy with the purchase of my long rain coat as it looks stylish and protects my legs from getting wet.