I like how this jacket has a detachable hood and a inside draw string to sinch the waist so you don't look like a box. There is also an inside pocket which is nice. It is not lined, which could be a problem if you wear it during the warmer months with only a short-sleeved shirt b/c you'll get sweaty w/your skin right next to the material. But, when it's cold and rainy I usually wear a sweater and it is roomy enough to accommadate the layers. It also looks dressier if you remove the hood, but then what's the point if it is raining and you don't have an umbrella.