WOW! For this price, I would never have expected a coat this nice, and machine washable too! The stretch and movement in the saddle is great. I hunted (for real) in my 20's, & after a 30+year break, I started dressage in my mid 50's. Since this coat does tend not to be fitted, it is perfect for a not fitted body of someone in their past middle age. If you need a fitted coat, this may not be the one for you as this may be a bit too "square".For me, without a tight waist, it is lovely. I have only washed it once, air dryed, looks perfect.