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Canada Goose HyBridge Jacket Complete Product Review

Updated on December 1, 2013

Hybridge for hiking

Judging from comments and photos, the hybridge is a favorite for hikers.
Judging from comments and photos, the hybridge is a favorite for hikers. | Source

An award winning collection for a new generation

According to Outside Magazine, the Hybridge Jacket is perfect for both outdoor and indoor with a unique futuristic style. Perfect for practicing the most demanding winter sports and as a mid-layer jacket in more demanding temperatures.

Hybridge Video Review: The best mid layer jacket

Quick Review

  • Weights less than a pound
  • Perfect mid-layer cover
  • Can be stored right into its own sleeve pocket
  • Stretch-ability features on arms and torso
  • Thermal Mapping tech – keeps body core warm
  • Hutterite Down Shields
  • Award Winner: Outside Magazine “Editor's Choice for Best Backcountry Jacket"
  • Try the Lite Version
  • Women get a slimmer design

Higher Technology, Greater Mobility, Advanced Modern Design

Canada Goose is well known for its extreme temperature parkas and jackets. Since the turn of the century, they have gone one step beyond by not only designing the best of the best winter jackets, but by becoming a fashion trend brand when November comes around the corner.

In 2010, the Hybridge collection made its debut as a sidekick to light-weight jackets. Light-weight jackets are perfect for mountain hikes and keep you cozy during a campfire in cold areas which are not particularly extremely cold. In colder areas, like high-altitude mountains, a parka or mountain jacket would be more suitable, and the Hybridge becomes the best mid-layer jacket adding less than half a pound of weight.

But when it comes to high-performing sports like skiing and snowboarding, there is no better choice than a Hybridge jacket.

Is the Hybridge the perfect jacket for women?

Theres a lot of content of Hybridge jackets worn by women out there. Is it a preferred winter jacket by women?
Theres a lot of content of Hybridge jackets worn by women out there. Is it a preferred winter jacket by women? | Source

State of the art features for winter sportsmen

A modern style with top-notch insulation characteristics and body heat conservation capacities. Thermal Mapping technology with Hutterite Down shields warm specific areas of your body which are key to keep you not only warm and shielded from the elements, but comfortable from cold or extra body warm-up. What thermal mapping does is that it keeps your body core warm by evenly distributing heat around the body, avoiding the use of extra layers.

Canada Gooose Product Director Explains its features

Freedom of movement with no extra weight

Body temperature regulation is one thing, freedom of movement another. Extreme winter sports demand a flexible mobility, and traditional winter jackets are just too cushioned. The Hybridge features Polartec expandable fabric that allow arm movement without displacing the body area of the jacket.

A jacket with style, the Hybridge

Just a sense of syle from the Hybridge lovers
Just a sense of syle from the Hybridge lovers | Source

Hybridge prices range from $431.25 - $575.00 dollars

Are you familiar with those bear size jackets that keep your arms up? No more. The flexible materials from the Hybridge along the sides and sleeves come with stretch-ability features. The arms and torso get greater freedom like never before.

The jacket is so slim and light (weights less than a pound) that you can store it right into its own sleeve pocket. A cool feature that turns your jacket into a road pillow.

Multi-Zone Hybridge Jacket

Sexy... view, isn´t it?
Sexy... view, isn´t it?

What is the Hybridge made of?

  • Softshell - 400 gm,
  • 80% Polyester and 20% Nylon Polartec Power Shield Pro
  • Lightweight shell - 36 gm
  • Periderm 20 D 100 %
  • Nylon Ripstop with DWR finish
  • Lining - 52 gm
  • Intraderm 30 D 100% recycled Polyester
  • Down proof weave treated with DWR
  • 750 fill power Hutterite white duck down
  • Hip length but cut longer at the back for more protection from the elements

In what temperature should you I wear a Hybridge Jacket?

The Hybridge jacket is designed to be worn in areas with temperatures ranging from 5° to -5°degrees. Basically any place with under one digit below zero is OK for the Hybridge.

This is not a jacket to climb the high-range Mountains, climb the Everest or to keep you warm on a mountain cabin. Canada Goose offers a wide range of other collections for mountaineers and arctic enthusiasts. The Hybridge was specifically designed for winter sports (maybe not Alaskan dogsledding).

Off course, the jacket is also perfect just to wear around, as long as it is in between minus 1 degree temperatures.

Hybridge for any occasion

For different activities, as a main layer or mid-layer
For different activities, as a main layer or mid-layer | Source

Hybridge jacket styles

The basic collection comes in three different styles:

  • Hybridge Jacket
  • Hybridge Vest
  • Hybridge Hoody

Hybridge Jacket

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Hybridge Vest

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Hybridge Hoody

Black Hybridge Hoody - My favorite from thr three
Black Hybridge Hoody - My favorite from thr three | Source

Hybridge Jacket for Women

As with all of its various collections, Canada Goose has a female version of the Hybridge with all of its three styles. There is only a slight variation on the external appeariance design with a slimmer figure that adapts well to female curves.

There is also a Hybridge skirt which is a standard garment for ski enthusiasts. The Hybridge skirt comes with the same Thermal Mapping Technology as the jacket.

Hybridge Hoody for Women

Looks better on women than it does on men
Looks better on women than it does on men | Source

The best Hybridge Jacket

Which Hybridge Style do you like more?

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Hybridge vs Hybridge Lite

The Hybridge collection is the standard thermal mapping jacket. The Lite Hybridge Collection is a slimmer and lighter version of the jacket and hoody, which translates into a more flexible and comfortable jacket, but this means less warmth.

It all depends where you plan to wear the jacket. In my opinion, the Lite version works more like a cold weather jacket and not like a winter jacket. Or at least it is a mid-point between both styles. I guess you just have to try it out before deciding which is best for you.

Hybridge Lite

A better option as a mid-layer or for not so cold weather
A better option as a mid-layer or for not so cold weather | Source

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Canada Goose HyBridge Jacket Complete Product Review sounds a awesome jacket and you created a helpful review.