Designers for the Canadian Military should receive awards for their unique construction. The military clothing is very soft, breathable and extremely warm and comfortable. This parka comes with a nylon snap-in liner connected to an added stand up cotton, ribbed collar. The jacket is a center front zip with an industrial-strength zipper and large buttons for added protection. The jacket has huge front cargo pockets 11x13" with inner ammo pouches made of nylon. The chest pockets are angled for the natural movement of the arm when reaching into the front pocket. It has button and zipper attachments for a hood, though does not come with a hood. It is an excellent winter investment.