At the minute, it’s a product that’s dividing opinion.
As idolized since it is hated, you need seen a bit of it everywhere, on the great displeasure of its many critics, who believe that in France, Canada Goose may be the new Moncler in the negative sense.
But on the opposite side of your fence, there are numerous fans who, for love nor money, would not spend a winter without their Canada Goose clothing (and who I think only have recently joined the club ).
Important: I lived in Montreal in the end of August 2012 to June 2013, thus i wore my Canada Goose Outlet in a variety of conditions (from nearly -20°C with wind, approximately 8°C when I returned to France for three weeks), and so i think I have got a reasonably extensive, clear view on the caliber of the merchandise.
So, being a lover of men’s fashion, beautiful materials and good fitting clothing: precisely what do I think about bulky parka?
Before I report back, I’d love to take the time to think about Canada Goose’s brand image, which can be rather ambiguous…
Hate it or like it – 50 Cents feat. The Game
Ah…the price. Here is the flag the critics of Canada Goose proudly wave. For almost all haters (and believe me you can find lots) you’re a sucker whenever you buy a Canada Goose because:
Actually, everything will be better inside an ideal world if Canada Goose wasn’t so expensive, as even biggest haters are unanimous over the caliber of the pieces.
Considering the grade of this product, you receive a lot for your money. I’ve looked and honestly, you are unable to find anything cheaper with similar quality (warning, my criteria failed to just boil to ‘it has got to keep me warm’, I’ll return to which a bit down the road).
People often talk with me about North Face, which surprises me each time. As if there’s a really expensive brand, it’s that. Honestly, to cover nearly 450 dollars for a 100% synthetic parka (fur and down), manufactured in China, now that’s Expensive for what exactly it is. Discover more about synthetic vs down insulation here
And then there’s one factor that’s never thought about by the critics: the cut.
Because it must be noted that it’s difficult to find parkas cut along with some of the Canada Goose designs. I’ve rightly said some designs, seeing as there are some that will make you look just like a walking refrigerator.
walking refrigeratorSnow Mantra, 1200 Canadian dollars. It’s the warmest design, bound to help keep you warm only -60°. It’s made use of by Alaskan miners and those who function in the oil industry in far-flung icy parts of the world. There’s a good strap around the shoulder that could help you save in an emergency. You won’t look anything special with this particular on your back, but no less than you’ll stay alive.
military inspirationBanff, one of the most modified form of the emblem, using a nice enough military inspiration. It’s only flaw? No pockets to help keep your hands warm: it’s with your interest to have some gloves!
As a side note, when you’ve spent the past five years looking to get the best cut pieces of clothing for the figure, it’s a weighty argument. However I completely understand that it’s not always the way it is for all. During my case, I simply can’t overlook it.
‘Yes, but you’re investing in a brandname!’
I’ll be honest along with you, that’s things i thought to begin with, nevertheless it isn’t the truth.
Really, not at all. For instance, Quartz Nature is actually a lesser known Quebec brand that has exactly the same prices as Canada Goose. Likewise, Kanuk, which is 100% a Quebec brand (the workshop is definitely nearby to my home) is more expensive than Canada Goose, with prices easily exceeding the 800 dollar mark!
KanukA Quartz Nature parka, 620 dollars, by using a quality that’s similar to Canada Goose, but with a totally different brand identity for Quebecers, since the products are made in Quebec (french-speaking). And even at this price, nobody dares to propose that you’re only purchasing a brand…
Why these prices? The fur that you just see around the hoods is costly. As a reason for interest, Kanuk sells interchangeable furs to the hoods for between 200 and 300 dollars. And then there are no secrets: for any piece that’s not produced in China, with down and quality finish, you quickly make it to the 500/600 dollar price tag, or maybe more. It’s the genuine worth of things.
Kanuk (The supreme Quebec coat brand, but which costs lots of money and is directed at a rather older audience) has this fur strip which alone costs…270 dollars!
I’ve gone off on a slight tangent, nevertheless it seemed necessary because, in my view, Canada Goose is a that is unfairly stigmatized.
Right, so what’s it actually like wearing a Canada Goose parka each and every day?
There’s no reason for drawing out of the suspense: in the wintertime conditions of Montreal, it’s spectacular.
I am just not surprised how the brand is given to workers in many governmental bodies, as you get the feeling that its design is caused by a hellish experience in the cold.
For me personally, there are loads of brilliantly thought through details. That goes through the wire around the hood to the thick, robust zipper (a detail sometimes missing from North Face designs, hello towards the uphill battle when you’ve got gloves on) on the two pairs of pockets to your hands lined completely with fleece, without forgetting the thick fleecey chin-protector.
And will it really help you stay warm?
Completely. It’s like you’ll never experience the cold again. Even that slight morning freshness, or when you’re expecting the bus, or when you walk home after a winter’s evening out, you happen to be never cold. I can’t remember being cold once this winter. The protection from the wind is exceptional. One weekend, I used to be with a carnival in Quebec, that is certainly to state spending 6 hours outside having a temperature that’s approaching the -20°s, though with some wind (I do not know just how much this g0ose just how the temperature feels, but say at least an additional -10°) and it should be noted that you’re protected perfectly from your cold. Even at -20°. Even the size of the zipper is protected, meaning the wind just never gets close to the inside of your parka.
What’s more, the hood is super well made, and although you may don’t place it up, it protects your ears. Basically this hood that protects your face perfectly from high winds is really great, really effective.
However, these aren’t the garments for a sustained sporting activity. If you’re skiing at -15° and it’s windy, you’re bound to sweat. Originally, Canada Goose Jacket Sale are intended for workers doing lots of standing around (which explains why bouncers love the manufacturer). Extreme mountain climbers tend to go for brands like PHD, with equally impressive technical features. The Wiggy brand has some completely fire-proof parkas…
Nonetheless we’re still lightyears away from a Wooyoungmi coat having an absolutely perfect cut. But having tested several, Canada Goose is among those rare parka brands to care about the cut of some of their designs. Thus I was surprised to locate the shoulders of Banff, Chateau, Ontario and Citadel designs (the most ‘tight-fitting’ designs, things relative) happen to be worked on and so are relatively high. If chosen well for your size, the parka doesn’t hang off the shoulders, it’s neat and tidy.
Finally, and I was surprised, it is usually the situation with the most urban pieces that the size S can be a ‘true S’. Similarly, Canada Goose even does a size XS which happens to be good to find out.