Just before I received this coat my mother-in-law arrived in one similar. So when she saw my new one she studied it and explained to me all the reasons mine was better. The zippers are good, the lining adds warmth, the pockets are nice and deep, the hood can be unzipped to keep your back warmer. She lives in a very cold place so I trust her opinion plus I could see the difference. I am happy my knees are finally warm so I don't need to wear tights under my jeans or snow pants. The only problem is that I got it off season and it is too warm for spring time, so I have to wait till next winter to enjoy it.