I am extremely pleased with this coat. The deep adjustable hood and the length were big selling points for me. The fabric is lovely, and of course repels water as advertised.
I wanted to clarify a few things from previous reviews for those who like to shop online (like I do).
As mentioned already, this is an ideal coat for the Pacific Northwest, and I will get three seasons of wear out of it. It is functional enough for walking the dog in a downpour, and looks sharp enough to wear as a dress coat. I do not think it would be a good winter coat in a colder climate.
The zipper is very stiff (as mentioned) but I remedied that with a little face powder on the catch (or parafin or whatever trick you prefer would work). It DOES zip from the bottom as well.
It is true that the sleeves are long, but have snap adjustments so that they don't hang over your hands if you don't want them to. If you want a sleeve that ends at the wrist, you will likely not like this. Personally I prefer very long sleeves that go over the tops of my hands, so this was perfect for protecting my clothes.
Finally, I was a bit concerned after reading reviews that I would not be able to wear it over a winter sweater. I ordered medium (I am 5'8", 135 lbs, and I am not very curvy), and it fits beautifully even over my heaviest sweater. That said, it is a fitted coat, and not designed to layer a bunch of fleeces or sweaters under (which I guess is what others were attempting to do), but it should fit fine over your regular clothing.