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A Complete Review Of The Chilliwack Bomber Jacket By Canada Goose

Updated on December 15, 2013

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White Chilliwack Bomber

Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber - White color
Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber - White color | Source

The Famous Chilliwack Bomber

One of Canada Goose most sold jackets, the Chilliwack Bomber is a tribute to WWII Canadian bush pilots. During the war, the so-called bomber fighters kept the Arctic sky route safe from enemy fighters and supplied the Old Continent connecting North America with the UK.

Originally, the bomber was designed for American and British Air Forces that conducted bombing raids. Cockpits were not airtight and the pilots flew at heights that could get extremely cold, The first bomber jackets, called Flight jackets, were worn with a Pilot Hat to protect its wearer from the high-altitude cold winds.

Americans have loved the jacket since WWII, but in modern times, its popularity has been reborn with fighter pilot films like Top Gun with the stereotype young hero Tom Cruise. The bomber jacket is a symbol of American patriotism, honor and courage. Several police departments in North America have adopted the bomber jacket as part of their standard gear and Canadian forces have traditionally used Canada Goose issued Chilliwack Bombers.


Chilliwack Bomber Jacket Review

More Extreme Winter Jackets

For more styles of parkas and jackets for extremely cold cities or backgrounds, check out Canada Goose´s Arctic Collection and take your pick

Introducing Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber

Durable, mobile and warm for sub temperatures ranging between -10° and -20° degrees, the Chilliwack Bomber is a popular winter jacket with an airborne style for everyday use. Parkas can get extremely warm when it isn´t exceptionally cold, and most people living in the northern hemisphere prefer to keep a lighter jacket for cold days and a parka for extremely cold days. The Chilliwack Bomber is the perfect middle between light jackets and parkas.

Now, if you would like some extra layering the perfect option would be the Hybridge Jacket. Lite, slim fit and allows perfect mobility.

Navy Chilliwack Bomber

Chilliwack Bomber - Navy color
Chilliwack Bomber - Navy color | Source

Chilliwack Bomber Features

These are all the main features the Chilliwack has to offer. Pay close attention to the pros and cons to determine if this is the right winter jacket for you.

Right Temperature Use for the Chilliwack

Right temperature use is between -10° and -20° degrees. Canada Goose labels it TEI #3, which is their temperature index for “fundamental warmth fashioned for everyday use”. This is one fundamental aspect of the jacket when deciding to buy it, since most users describe it “as the perfect blend of slim fit jackets for moderate cold days and the warmer extreme-cold temperature parkas”.

Coyote Fur Ruff Hood - Red Chilliwack Bomber

Non removable fur ruff made from authentic coyote fur
Non removable fur ruff made from authentic coyote fur | Source

Tunnel Hood

Tunnel hood is adjustable in two ways to provide better visibility or increase coverage from winds. In the review video further along one user fully encloses its tunnel hood to showcase how much it can be closed making your head look like… a sock.

Coyote Fur Ruff

Coyote fur ruff surrounding the hood. Unfortunately, is not removable. Canada Goose utilizes real coyote fur ruff in some of their more resistant jackets and parkas. The real fur deviates the wind with its irregular hair design and does not freeze either, unlike faux or fake fur. Canada Goose even claims that the coyote fur ruff creates a small turbulence of warm air around your face.

Storm Flap and Zipper

Storm flap that covers buttons and coil zipper
Storm flap that covers buttons and coil zipper | Source

Storm Flap

Storm flap over the middle zipper secured with hidden buttons to ensure better protection from the external elements keeping your body warmth safely tucked in.

Hand Warmer Pockets

Handwarmer pockets at the high waist for protecting hands
Handwarmer pockets at the high waist for protecting hands | Source

Hand warmer pockets

Hand warmer pockets on the high waist area for tucking in your hands. Hand warmers are great to pluck your hands in when you are not wearing mittens or gloves and warm them.

Hand Cuffs

Recessible cuffs
Recessible cuffs | Source

Cuffs

Cuffs are made from an elastic lycra for recessing them when you need to free your arms.

Bomber Lenght

Bomber lenght means to the waist
Bomber lenght means to the waist | Source

Bomber-Length

Bomber-length. What this means is that it only goes to your waist, great for mild cold winter days and activities that require freedom of movement. Not so great in extremely cold winter days. The short length is one of the things that define bomber jackets since originally war pilots required freedom of movement inside a tight cockpit.

Back Length

The back length is 27.25” (69.22cm). The back length for Canada Goos Jackets and parkas are usually longer for providing extra warmth and protection from the winds.

White Duck Down

A perfect insulator that maintains warmth even after soaked wet
A perfect insulator that maintains warmth even after soaked wet | Source

White Duck Down Fill

Fill is 625 white duck down.Canada Goose uses mature duck down insulation for the Chilliwack instead of goose. What differs Canada Goose from cheaper winter jacket brands is their practice of acquiring their duck and goose down from Canadian farmers that breed mature ducks and goose, which produce larger feathers with more insulation properties than the younger ones.

How to Properly Determine the Fit and Size of your Chilliwack Bomber from Online-Stores

If you are ready to buy your Chilliwack Bomber, think twice before you click on “Buy Now”. Many people get disappointed when they order their Chilliwack Online and upon arrival, it only fits their small kids. Their mistake was a simple one that you can avoid and enjoy the price discounts you can get from ordering the Chilliwack online.

Now this is something you have to be careful with.

Canada Goose simply states their fit for the Chilliwack is regular insulated and that sizes go from XS to 3XL.

Fit and sizes for extreme-weather jackets change for the same person depending if they are arctic parkas, lightweight jackets or slim fitted like the HyBridge jackets.

Many adult people make the mistake of ordering Chilliwack Bombers online with their regular size (and Canada Goose states the Chilliwack is of a regular fit) only to give it away to their six year old. This is because they have previously owned bulky winter jackets that allowed room for extra layering underneath. The Chilliwack may be a cold weather jacket (is part of Canada Goose´s Arctic Collection) but is not made for extra layering.

As recommended by previous Chilliwack owners who bought their bomber on Amazon, a good rule of thumb would be to go for two sizes bigger than for a parka.

Rule of Thumb: Order 2x sizes bigger than for your regular size parka.

So for example, if you were a Medium Size for a parka (a big fit to allow extra layering underneath) then for the Chilliwack you would order an Extra Large (two sizes up).

Buying you Chilliwack Bomber online gives you many benefits, the most important of all is to find the jacket at discount prices that can save you up to $200 dollars.

Can you afford to lose $200 dollars? Unless you enjoy burning money by the chimney, there´s no reason why you shouldn´t buy your Chilliwack online.Follow the next 3 simple steps to get your Chilliwack Bomber Online with no regrets.

Wasaga Sand Chilliwack Bomber

Chilliwack Bomber - Wasaga Sand Color
Chilliwack Bomber - Wasaga Sand Color

Lowest Price and Discount Retailers for the Chilliwack

The normal price range for the Chilliwack Bomber is between $450 - $500 dollars (Prices for April 2013).

Being $450 the lowest discount price and $500 the highest retail price. The bomber´s usual price is $595 for retailers like Amazon and Moosejaw.

Anything substantially lower than this can be a scam or fake, especially if the retailer is based in China. Canada Goose being a high trend brand for winter apparel, has become a target for copycats that sell the jackets for 70% less than its usual discount price. Ecpasar.com is one of such sites that sells Chinese Chilliwack Bomber replicas for as low as $202 dollars, $274 dollars less than the Amazon sale price of $475 (which is the lowest price from trustworthy retailers).

Sunset Orange Chilliwack Bomber

Inside of the Chilliwack Bomber - Sunset Orange Color
Inside of the Chilliwack Bomber - Sunset Orange Color | Source

3 Simply Steps to Buy the Chilliwack Bomber Online 100% Safe

  1. Go to a brick and mortar store and try one out.
  2. Determine your size and fit. Choose the proper color and head back home.
  3. Look around online stores for discount prices on the Chilliwack Bomber and buy.


Be careful since many online stores offer fake Canada Goose jackets. A great suggestion to save you time and money would be to buy it from Amazon or E-bay, both of which offer 100% legit Canada Goose jackets at lower prices and constantly offer online discount coupons. If you product isn´t what you expected both companies offer customer protection programs that fishy online retailers don´t.

Chilliwack Bomber

Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Front-Zip Jacket with Fur Trimmed Hood
Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Front-Zip Jacket with Fur Trimmed Hood

Chilliwack Bomber available in different sizes featuring colors: Red, Navy. Black, Graphite, Military Green, Caribou and Spirit

 

Amazon Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber

Amazon is the cheapest and most trusted online retailer for the Chilliwack Bomber online for the first half of 2013. The Chilliwack listed price is $595.00 dollars...

But it is currently on sale for $475.99 dollars, 20% OFF saving you a good $119.01 dollars.

Buy It NOW from Amazon!!

Graphite Chilliwack Bomber

Chilliwack Bomber - Graphite color
Chilliwack Bomber - Graphite color | Source

Ebay Chilliwack Bomber

Price update on 11th of April, 2013.

On Ebay a few new Chilliwack´s are offered at a very low price.

Wasaga Sand Chilliwack Bomber: $465.00

Size: XL

Fit: Regular

Color: Wasaga Sand (it mentions its Grey, but in the picture the color is Wasaga Sand which is yellowish)

Location: Canada

From there on you find several Black Chilliwack Bombers ranging from $499.00 to $549.95 in different sizes, all completely new.

Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Colors and Styles

A Final Word

Please leave a comment below if this article was useful for you in any way. If you are planning to buy the jacket or want to know something additional about it please let me know. Feel free to add your own reviews and comments. I would appreciate it if you answered the one question poll at the end.


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