Warm and cosy in the coldest weather, looks smart in radiant navy. I found the zips ok and they seem sturdy enough. The main problem is the riding up of clothing underneath which as well as being uncomfortable can be embarrassing when you unzip your coat to reveal an expanse of midriff. I've found it's better when wearing a cardigan layer on top of a t-shirt. Not really acceptable though & wouldn't recommend the coat which is a shame as would have liked many years of wear from it & will probably replace it next year.