Yes, the quilting makes is a warm piece an pretty substantial. However, I am pretty sure that on a custom job, you can choose to get a regular satin lining or something of the like. I agree that the zippers are pretty "hardcore". However, from what I've seen from SLP for instance, large ass zippers are not uncommon in the fashion world either. PS. Now go ahead and by my suede 5-zip, damned!