I just received this coat in the charchoal as a gift. I am a teacher and wore it outside for recess duty and thought I was going to freeze because there is no lining, no stuffing, just solid wool. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I was pleanty warm! Over the weekend I wore it out shopping and was worried I'd get over hot in the stores, but it seems to regulate to the conditions! An amazing and great looking coat! I love the pleats in the back that you don't really see in the pictures!