This is lovely and warm and a definite improvement to nothing at all. The gloves fit well, the cowl.....it's not a scarf......can be stretched manually to be bigger and I suspect with time will get a little more loose with wear. The only problem I had was.......the hat. I have a big head and find it slides up so I am constantly pulling it back down, but again with time I feel the fabric may well give and give a more comfortable wear. All 3 pieces are lined with what feels like a stretchy felt. During the really bad weather recently I was lovely and warm. Would I buy again or recommend to others......most definitely!