I was wearing a gilet with its stunningly effective zip when trying on my just arrived coat. Disaster! Frustration mounted when trying the zip ten times!!!!!! Regretfully returning it - the warmth and fitted style and colour suited me very well. Every cloud has a silver lining. When I read another review relating to trying three different coats, it was easy to decide not to go down that route and waste precious time. so thanks for that! P.S. NIL STAR RATING on account of the zip.