StuartWell made and functional shell, does well twinned with a good fleece.
Seems to be very water resistant and breathable as stated though I found the shape of this shell trends to curve inwards towards the bottom which means your legs get soaked in the rain. Additionally this won't work with zipped-in fleeces which is a pity.
LukeQuite simply too small cut across the belly. Tailored fit is for drss shirts not waterproofs!
TerryI have look into the store and there is either a much updated or different model of this Waterproof Jacket, what the difference is this had bright green zip rather than light aqua (jacket is ultra marine), I had wore for couple of weeks and I found while it is difficult to find a alternative jacket that somewhat emulates the military smock jackets, this is in my opinion a prefer option to go for.
The jacket that I have that the website may lack showing that this jacket has four hidden pocket at the front (then again this could be a different model or updated version) two regular lower stash pockets with secure zip, two chest map pockets which are too small and should be bit more roomy for holding survival essentials in, the pit zips are great addition & it is something that most Armed Forces integrated into their uniform but I suppose it could do with some meshing inside to help flow the hot & cold air going in and out, the sleeves feel a bit tight if you wearing either a layer jacket underneath or you have big arms which should be wider and velcro should be full length like it did on this but it kept the heat in, the snow skirt is pointless to have if the jacket has a waist elastic drawcord that can prevent up draft of rain, snow or air if you going parachuting, the hood is great addition to have I manage to roll and tie it up with hood adjuster on the back of the hood for bit more tidier look, the front zip is interesting design but gives a distinction that it will break too easy because it is inverted and the teeth isn't expose but I feel more satisfy than the cheap zips from another brand and then there is two drawcords that is connected to the hoods main drawcords it is good to use if you want something decorative to hang like a keychain or a watch like the soldiers would in the Vietnam Era.
Overall the jacket is best buy for something that used to cost 200 pounds but now 65 pounds (in store), some improvements should be added like the larger map pocket, chest drawcord for further heat retention, larger velcro than diddy size and external front lower pocket that is either flat, BDU or box with snap and velcro secure flaps with the regular slash pockets serve as hand-warmers.
I hope you didn't find the review too much as consideration for buying this jacket, it is definitely worth a buy and is soldier approved in my opinion!