It is! I agree with you about the length etc. the clergy cloak wouldn't be too practical around a camp fire, its more of a standing around in very cold or windy places type of cloak. I would say that the wool is more than showerproof. Also a useful feature on the clergy cloak is a pair of "handles" on the inside front which you can hold it closed with or pass a belt through. I remember an old policeman telling me it was a sad day they scrapped the cloak as it meant the copper could no longer stand on street corner with his hands in pockets!