This is an excellent jacket to keep you warm in unpredictable weather conditions. It is ideal for the walker and climber and has a lovely feminine shape in a micro baffled design and insulated with The North Face's Thermoball. It is a synthetic down like filling that lofts and performs really well even when it gets wet. This jacket is not hooded so on a cold day its best to take a beanie with you. It has internal elasticated cuffs and hem cinch cord to keep heat from escaping and two secure zipped hand pockets. For convenient travel purposes, this warm coat also stows into its own pocket.