Ok. I searched many posts regarding winter coats. Many bring wool 3/4 coats (women). I am going in January & I need to buy a coat. I live in So CAL. I think it would be too heavy & if it rains, wet & heavier. I was thinking of a 3/4 poly/down filled water resistant coat, but not a big poofy one. They are light weight &flatten when smashed for packing. Any suggestions? I am trying to find a stylish water proof, lined comfty boot too. Thanks for help.