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Canada Goose Parkas: The Best Outerwear in Very Cold Weather

Updated on December 4, 2013

Looking For Warmth in All the Wrong Places

When I first moved to the far north there wasn't a lot to choose from when you were looking for a parka or outerwear to keep you warm when the temperature plummeted to -40 or colder.

In high school I had an ugly military green parka made out of some strange synthetic material with faux fur around the hood.

We had just moved to the Northwest Territories from southern Canada. When my Mom brought home the parka I swore I would NEVER wear it. I've never been much of a fashion plate, so if I refused to wear it, you know it was ugly!

When it hit -20, I broke down and wore it. When it hit -30 I put the hood up.

Over the years I struggled with parkas that weren't quite warm enough with lots of layers underneath.

Then I Discovered Canada Goose Parkas

It wasn't until I started working in the Arctic that I began to see Canada Goose Parkas everywhere. The first thing I noticed is that people wearing them looked warm. Let me rephrase that. People waring Canada Goose parkas didn't look cold. When people are cold their chin is down, their shoulders are hunched together and their arms are clenched by their sides.

People in Canada Goose parkas just looked comfortable.

I bought my Canada Goose Parka more than ten years ago and I still wear it. Yes, they do last that long. Two years ago a bought another one in a longer style. I love them both and I couldn't get through the winter without them.

Not Just for Cold Weather

Both of my Canada Goose parka purchases started with the words "Show me the warmest thing you've got".

However, the company makes parkas and jacket suited for five different levels of cold, from lightweight models for outdoor activities to the models I buy which are field tested under extreme conditions.

They're also making longer and more form fitting jackets like the Kensington Parka, shown above which are really stylish and suitable for urban living.

The bottom line is, Canada Goose has been in business for more than half a century. Their products are well made, comfortable and last for a very long time.

A lot of people hate winter. They hate the cold. You can learn to love winter again if you stay warm outdoors.

((One final note...the day I wrote this, the wind chill was -47C (-53F). I was warm. You know what I was wearing.

Canada Goose Expedition Polar Bear International Parka
Canada Goose Expedition Polar Bear International Parka

Field Tested in Antarctica

Every purchase give $25 to Polar Bears International

 

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