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Canada Goose Down Jackets and Vests

Canada Goose Down Jackets and Vests

[ December 8, 2009 - 6:55pm ]
Canada Goose Down Jacket and Vest
Primarily for Arctic exploration, Canada Goose introduces a new line of down vests and jackets that are surprisingly practical for the everyman.

Canada Goose has been making clothing for Arctic expeditions for 20 years, but most of their products aren’t geared for the typical day at the a hill. Take the Snow Mantra Parka, for example. One look at it and you can’t help but envision some brainy MIT guy walking out of an Arctic research station and getting all excited about core samples. Their jackets are warm and tough, but a little over-kill for us lift riders and backcountry skiers. Recently, Canada Goose launched its Lightweight Down Collection, a more pared down, everyman version of their sub-zero proof clothing, and are planning on expanding the line for 2010/2011. We’ve spent the last few weeks testing the Lodge Vest and Jacket and came to a unanimous conclusion: Be it in the Arctic, on a chair lift, or on a chilly walk to the pub, we’re impressed. [] —Jake Davis

Lodge Vest

Truth is, I’m not a vest guy. I thought vests belong to crusty environmental science professors and guys who can’t afford the other two thirds of a real jacket. Besides, in my experience, down vests are too bulky and heavy to function as a proper layer. But the Lodge vest is just so nice, that I’m now a vest guy, and damn proud of it. Well, as long as I’m wearing this particular vest, anyway. It features a wind and waterproof DWR treated nylon outer layer, tough zippers, two hand pockets and a chest pocket. But the real genius behind the vest is its 750-fill white duck down. With this level of high-quality down, you only need a little bit for a lot of insulation. The end result is an incredibly warm and light vest that easily fits under your outer layers without making you look like a Stay-Puff marshmallow. [$250] —Jake Davis

Lodge Jacket

If I listen close enough, I can still hear my dad’s voice in my head telling me to dress in layers. He engrained the idea into my mind at an early age. It was one of his winter-weather mantras—in his mind, a perfect blend of practicality and preparedness. Dad, you’ll be happy to know I was listening; I always dress in layers. And if you’re a dress-in-layers convert like me, the Canada Goose Lodge Down Jacket would make the perfect addition to your apparel arsenal. Canada Goose has come up with a layer that feels lighter than wearing a jacket made out of cotton balls, and warmer than wrapping yourself in that ugly-but-toasty wool afghan at your grandmother’s house. Wear the snug-fitting Canada Goose jacket as a mid-layer if you’re heading out on a ski-touring trip or planning to shred your local hill on a below-zero-wind-chill day. Done skiing? Wear the windproof jacket by itself while you wander from bar to bar, or to walk a few blocks on a cold night to get a six-pack. [$300] —Chris Outcalt


This brand is a great one. I

This brand is a great one. I have plenty of jackets and I assure that are resistant! Venice B&B

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