canada goose sale I bought a Canada Goose parka for my wife. She’s in real estate and spends a lot of time outside in winter.
But my parka is an excellent old American-made Eddie Bauer parka. It has all the features of the Canada Goose Resolute Parka. It is really heavy and with the inner skirt to keep out the cold, just like the Canada Goose heavier parkas.
In fact, since Eddie Bauer has been making expedition parkas for mountaineering and for scientific expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica since 1920, it occurs to me that my old expedition parka was the prototype for the Snow Goose/Canada Goose parkas.
And what is the idea behind their patch showing Antarctica and saying “Arctic Program” on them?
canada goose sale mens I purchased 4 Canada Goose jackets in the past 5 years. They are very nice jackets, but (1) they are absolutely not the warmest jackets I have ever worn (that honor goes to the Absolute Zero parka from Mountain Hardwear), (2) the rate of Canada Goose’s price increases over the past five years has been obscene, and (3) there are no goose feathers at all in any Canada Goose jackets except the most expensive one. If you are buying Canada Goose in 2018, you are a fool.
canada goose sale womens I had no idea this product had any controversy surrounding it. My 18-year-old daughter is moving from our home in Louisiana to an Air Force Base in a very cold state, where there is snow and the temps sometimes get below 0°F. I have no experience with this so I looked online at the Chicago Tribune site and of all the costs they rated, they said this is what is worn at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and when people climb Mt. Everest, this is what they wear. They also said they had to unzip it a little on a super cold Chicago day because it was too warm.
To me, that’s just what you do as a mother; you keep your kid warm. The warmest.
canada goose clearance I live in Minnesota. Yes, by golly it is cold. No, no one needs an expedition style $700-$900 jackets for average use. If you are going to Antartica or winter camping or running the Iditarod. I have had extremely affordable and warm coats from Lands End that have lasted years. I have had many nice down jackets. I actually think the people wearing these coats out on their errands and to the bar for a beer look ridiculous. Totally a status symbol. And I have no qualms about spending money for quality things. This is not worth 2-3X the price of other very high-quality coats.
Absolutely worth it! I love mine, especially in the -30C windchills where I live. It keeps me warm and snuggly. I’m not a fan of the coyote fur… I admit that, but it does keep your head warmer than a toque.
I’m curious if all the people above leaving negative reviews have ever owned a CG jacket? Or even tried one during a windy winter day? Or are they just leaving negative comments because they can, and you know… this is the internet where everyone and their mother is a keyboard warrior with an opinion on everything but no substantial actual knowledge to back it up.
canada goose coat I purchased a CG Carson Parka a few days ago from the official website, and the parka I received has VERY poor fur (approximately only half size of my current less expensive made-in-Canada parka, also real coyote fur.)
There is thread ends not trimmed outside of this parka, noticeable, I know it is understandable but sometimes this is an indicator of poor quality control.
canada goose store I also noticed this parka has cold arms issue, in my case, my right arm (especially around elbow joint) feels cold while the temperature was -3 Celsius.
I have no idea why people keep saying CG parka is warmer than others, it is clearly not the truth in my case. I guess it could be Placebo Effect and/or CG used to be good but not anymore.
canada goose outlet YES if you work where the temperature is below -15. I have a Canada Goose and wouldn’t be without it because I hate the cold. It is especially important when you live in a windy area. The Canada Goose lets you use the wire in the hood to close out and block 90% of the wind. I HIGHLY recommend this coat if you travel NORTH. To be honest, when I travel to Toronto or Montreal and see people sporting a CG, I giggle to myself. Stick to the coat for places where you really need it. Otherwise, it’s just a fashion statement… a very expensive TOO warm one!
canada goose black friday If you just want to keep warm, then it is totally unworthy! I think most of Canadian don’t even have one, and I guess they survive just fine. Even the Made in China can help you survive in winter if you wear them right. BTW, nowadays it is not the quality of MICs makes them cheap, it is actually “you get what you pay for”, not to mention your the iPhone is actually MiC!
canada goose coat mens I absolutely would not buy it. Canada Goose is now for people who have MUCH more money than sense. Are Canada Goose parkas well-made? Probably. Are Canada Goose parkas appropriate for wearing in the large, wet and cold east and west coast cities? Absolutely not. Are the Canada Goose parkas good value for the money? Absolutely Not. It’s easy to find parkas that perform just as well as Canada Goose for a LOT less. Canada Goose parkas are now for those who have much more money than sense.
canada goose vest camo I am from the Adirondacks. I know what it’s like to spend Christmas on Mt Washington. A friend of the family was a meteorologist on Mt Washington, NH. The more northern east and west coast North American cities tend to be cold and wet during the winter. You DEFINITELY do not want down in these conditions. You need outerwear designed to protect you from the wet and wind. I swear by my Gore-Tex shell, wind pants, > 25-year-old Sorel boots and appropriate layering. I carry a pack and remove layers / put layers on as needed. This is a MUCH better approach than spending 900USD on a Canada Goose coat.
why is canada goose so expensive In the Adirondacks, I take a different approach. It does get cold enough that you really do want down. There is one BIG problem with down: it loses its insulation capability when it gets wet. So, it’s a VERY bad idea to wear a down parka out when it’s snowing hard. I have a very old, and still very serviceable North Face down parka. I have old Sorel boots that have served me well on many a dead of the winter trip.
canada goose outlet chicago If I had to buy a replacement parka, I’d either buy a LL Bean Baxter State Park parka, an Apocalypse parka, (Made in Fairbanks, AK) a Wiggy’s system (I have a Wiggy’s SuperLight sleeping bag and swear by it), or another parka recommended by people who live in Alaska’s interior. The truth of the matter is this: the most heavy duty Apocalypse parka with a fur ruff will set you back just north of 1,000 USD as compared to 1,500 USD for a Canada Goose one.
Now, do you want to be fashionable or do you want to demonstrate that you have good sense?
canada goose coat sale My Burberry, Armani and Hugo Boss parkas were quite a bit more expensive (000’s) than Canada Goose, but I enjoy/ed wearing them. I wouldn’t buy a CG coat today as they are too popular and I don’t think they’re very fashionable. I’m a bit of a snob tbh. My next coat purchase will be a duvet, but I’m trying to be a more savvy shopper and will wait and buy one on sale.
canada goose outlet nyc I’m amazed at how every other person is wearing s CG coat. It reminds me of the young girl’s obsession with those dreadful looking UGG boots.
canada goose outlet sale I would definitely say yes to this. Currently, I own a Canada Goose Parka and have had it since 2001. Very warm, very good coat and I would recommend it to anyone. There is one thing though if you try venturing out in >-30 whether you may find it a bit warm. We used to live in Nunavut where the weather would frequently dip well below the-30 Celsius temperature and I welcomed the warmth of this coat. As well it is very good at preventing winds from cooling you off. I do own at max from Mark’s but find it not sufficient in the above -30 weather sure it’s good to that and keeps toasty warm but at -35 or colder you begin to feel the cold as well as the wind. I have read above some people anticipate their Canada Goose Parka to last 10 years. Well, mine is now 16/17 years and still in extremely good condition. The stitching is still as good as new but the cuffs are showing some wear and tear.
canada goose factory sale Depends on. I worked in the tundra of the NWT at a diamond mine during the construction of the dikes and tailings dams as well as up at Raglan Nickel mine way up north in northern Quebec about 100kms south of the Hudson Strait and believe me if you are working outside in the winter you need such a coat! If you live and work in northern Ontario in Marathon, Nipigon, Geraldton, Long Lac etc.and north of there you need these Canada Goose coats. In Southern Ontario, I have never worn this coat because it has never been cold enough and only pretentious people wear and buy these coats to wear here.
canada goose outlet store Four years ago, I bought a Canada Goose coat in Montreal while living in Vermont (when it wasn’t a status symbol in America — which it is now). I paid $750 at the time, and couldn’t believe how expensive it was. Now, I live in the mountains of Colorado. From the day I bought it, I’ve literally never once regretted it. I’m always, always cold in the winter, but I’m never cold in my Canada Goose. I snowshoe in it, downhill ski in it, and wear it in below freezing temps. One of the best purchases I’ve ever made, and it’s in as good shape as the day I bought it. It’s going to last at least a decade — well worth $75 a year when you break it down like that.
canada goose vest mens sale I should add, that I own two CG coats and I’ve worn them over 5 years. One is the Expedition Parka and one is from the Altitude line. You have to realize that these garments are *incredibly* warm. The majority of our Canadian population, statistically speaking, live in urban areas. So winter is generally a run from warm spot to warm spot. For many of these applications, CG may be overkill.
canada goose parka mens However, if you actually work outdoors in a really cold (not Toronto) environment, then CG comes into its own in a way that few other garments can. Ph.D. makes down jackets and legging systems for climbing Everest and that sort of thing; those garments are going to be too much for standing outside waiting for a bus in Hamilton, ON. So, consider that CG is really made for crazy cold weather. They have been streamlining their designs a great deal for the Euro market; less insulation and much more slim fitting. But if you plan to do be outdoors, especially in a low activity state like winter wildlife photography, these garments are worth the money.
list of fake canada goose sites The critics shouting out their sentiments in upper case posts, as I wrote earlier, off to Walmart with you, there are lots of low costs, average quality selection there, and you can stock up at the Little Debbies snack cakes on the way out.
canada goose vest sale Lots of people slam CG for the cost, for the use of coyote fur and for the allegation that people buy CG for “the image”. If I may:
canada goose parka sale 1. The CG coats cost more, because the Toronto factory where they are made employs adults, not children, and pays above-board wages. Foreign-made products use factories that have questionable labor standards at best. Plus, very skilled technicians cut and assemble CG coats under conditions of strict quality control. Sounds like a sales pitch, but if you spend even one week in a factory, you’ll know there are assembly plants that cut corners, and there are places like CG that use cutting edge tech to put out really solid quality pieces that will last a lifetime. Yes, you can buy a Mark’s Work Warehouse coat for under $200. It’ll do a decent job keeping you warm with synthetic insulation. It’ll also look like hell in a few years and won’t do so well when the weather gets crazy cold. Sputter all you want; nothing but nothing is as warm as goose down.
fake canada goose websites 2. The coyote fur is obtained by Canadian indigenous people by the vast majority; they hunt today as they did hundreds of years ago because its the way to live off the land. There are more coyotes than the government can handle, which is why permits are so easy to obtain for hunting. I’m an animal lover too, but Native Canadians are going to hunt and sell their wares, and nothing keeps you warmer than fur. It works when cold and wet. Synthetics cannot. It’s a tough part of the equation, I get it because I love animals and have companion animals as well. I also realize that the majority of people screaming about fur eat meat.
canada goose parka womens 3. I’ve seen people criticise CG for both price and use of animal products. Fact is, those criticisms were always written on a computer. Which uses rare earth minerals, that are no longer sourced from California, but are solely sourced from China in factories that are known to use child labor and which are often owned/controlled by organized crime. Sounds dramatic, but check it here: https://www.thomas-sz.com/
canada goose freestyle vest So, when I buy a Canada Goose jacket, it employs Canadians and Native Canadians, it gives me a product that will last my lifetime and that will provide warmth in a very fundamental way. The North Face products are half the price of CG, and they are also made in China/Vietnam in poor labor conditions.
cheap canada goose womens Final word; CG is a high-quality garment that does an amazing job keeping you warm, and that will last a lifetime. It is made as ethically as a product using animal fur/feathers can be, it employs Canadians and it’s more than just “a name.”
canada goose womens sale But if your sole concern is price, then off to Walmart. There are a plethora of non-down options there that are very affordable. Just don’t look behind the curtain at how and where those ridiculously inexpensive products are made.
canada goose mens sale Not gonna lie, just got a 300 dollar Farwest Jacket for times I am doing some serious bush slogging (don’t want to mess up my Canada Goose) and it is almost identical in warmth ( with the exception of the warm hood). Though a 50 dollar fur hat is what I wear with the Farwest jacket and me even warmer than when wearing my Canada Goose. Honestly, let’s be real, Canada Goose is definitely a status symbol and the price reflects that. There are jackets with the same build quality and functionality for half the price. I don’t like when people try to justify the need to be viewed upon as wealthy, though they are not with reasons to defend such a psyche. Though I too am guilty of such a thing when I bought mine, later in life, I realized it was kind of a excessive expenditure. Then again, same reason people absurdly priced everything. But yeah, let’s just be real here, not worth the $825, taxes in.
canada goose jacket clearance If you have the money and have an appreciation for winter fashion I don’t see the harm in buying one. Some of the people who say Canada goose is a waste of money are the same people who would spend 1-2000$ on a nice Nikon camera..That to me is a waste of money considering I don’t have any interest in photography. I don’t have a goose jacket but I think the Canada goose haters are either jealous they don’t have one. or Jealous they don’t have the money to buy clothes as expensive as this. In the end, there is nothing wrong with buying expensive things if you have an interest in them. Computers, cameras, books, shoes or expensive clothes
canada goose jacket mens Bain Capital bought Canada Goose last year and have hiked up the prices by as much as $150 a coat. Guess they are trying to get their money back for buying the company at the expense of the once loyal Goose following.
I was going to get my daughter her first Goose this year but having seen the price hikes, with the retailers also in shock, I think I am going to look at other brands.
canada goose mens jacket Bain is known for outsourcing manufacturing to Asia to boost margins so I suppose since they cannot do that, they are going to have to make up the profitability by fleecing the consumer.
canada goose vest womens They are an excellent, well-made parka, and when compared with other expedition-quality parkas like those used for Himalayan mountaineering, etc., $700 is comparable. The thing is, though, the average person living in Vancouver or Toronto or New York doesn’t need an expedition-quality parka, and so most are wearing them as a status symbol. Asking people who already bought one whether it is truly worth spending $700 isn’t going to do you a lot of good, as they are going to make up all sorts of reasons to rationalize paying far more than they had to for a far higher level of performance than they really need from a winter parka when they could have bought something perfectly suitable for their needs for far less, otherwise they’d have to admit to you and to themselves that they succumbed to following the herd.
canada goose mens bomber I must say I am a very frugal shopper. I happened to buy one-second hand cause the price was very cheap. I live in the High Arctic and when it is -40 without the wind chill I am very warm, I was convinced. I went out and bought two new coats one for my Wife who hates being cold and one to replace the second-hand one I had bought just for snowmobiling. I can’t stand in the coldest of days and the only part of me that is cold now in my legs so I think I will spend even more now and get their snow pants too. These coats are built to stand the extremes and the test of time. My second hand one way three yrs old when I got it and it still feels like new despite some minor fading and stains.
canada goose mens At $700+, CG is a non-starter for me. But here is the problem you don’t really know how warm a coat is until you buy it and wear it because almost no coat manufacturer will tell you to what temperature it is good for… I had to return an otherwise very nice, light Eddie Bauer down coat a couple of yrs ago when it became obvious that is was not warm enough, even though it was supposed to be good too -34C, I believe (the only manufacturer I have seen that even tried to put a number on it…) As a result, I have a whole bunch of coats that are not warm enough, or if they are they are warm, they are too heavy…I am sick of layers, life is too short to fuss with putting things on and taking them off…not to mention having to carry them around if you are out and about and temps warm up…Temps in Toronto can be all over the map in a single day and I would love one light, warm coat that would do for all temps, so I don’t have to lug my extra layers around …I am on the road all day and at different times of the day, taking transit…Any ideas? All suggestions are appreciated.
canada goose jackets on sale I would have to say yes to a Canada Goose and you can, of course, buy a North Face for much less but you’ll likely sacrifice quality construction. I don’t have a Canada Goose but do have a CMFR of equal value and also have(and have had) a two warm North Face jackets.
I think the fact I have now had two North Face winter coats/parka/jackets in the last 10 years says it all and anyone I know who has a Canada Goose has had one coat/parka/jacket and only one. Case in point – a friend of mine has had one Can Goose winter jacket for over 10 years ( he hails from the Regina area originally ), wears it endlessly and the only damage is some fraying at the cuffs – it may not be a modern cut or style but that’s another discussion. I had a two season old $450 North Face Summit Series, which is very warm and half the price, but the constant catching of fabric from the front zipper has torn up the entire inner seam. Other zippers have broken, inner pockets torn and little holes have developed within the outer fabric BUT it is warm. In theory, these are all areas that can be mended by a good seamstress but I think the point I’m getting at is you pay for quality – bottom line. You pay more for a good computer, you pay more for a good cut of beef, you pay for more a quality automobile etc. so why not pay for a good jacket and in this case a nice, warm Canada Goose ( or another equally expensive and constructive brand)?
canada goose jacket womens Bought a new Columbia 2-stage parka during the post-Christmas sales days. Two days into Chicago’ latest polar vortex, I kept seeing this small patch on the sleeve wondering what the new brand was. Have probably seen 30-40 CG coats the last two days. Visited their website and almost fell over! Two to three times a North Face! No cool-related regrets with the Columbia. The old Bugaboo two-stage gave me 15+ years – including falling down Blue and a few black diamonds.
God bless the folks who find that much value in the CG brand.
canada goose jacket mens sale I was in Montreal for Christmas and it was pretty cold. I stumbled upon Kanuk and they were having a really nice sale so I bought a coat on impulse. Once I put it on I no longer needed all the layering. And amazingly enough, my hands and face felt warmer too! Maybe that was psychological. All I can say is this is the warmest coat I have ever had and it seems very well made. Living in New Jersey I won’t be able to use this as much as if I lived in Canada but I am very happy with my purchase. I saw a lot of people with Canada Goose jackets. I had no idea they were a status symbol but apparently, they are. They also look like great jackets and if I had stumbled on those first maybe I would have bought that instead of a Kanuk. I also liked the fact that the Kanuk was made on premises in Montreal. I like the idea of supporting local businesses.