October 14th, 2010 | posted by Rachel S | Posted in Shopping & Boutiques
Anyone who proudly owns a Canada Goose parka can testify to it’s warmth, weight and comfort. Although the preferred choice of jacket for people working in the far North, we’re mostly familiar with seeing the iconic Canada Goose parkas on film crews, doormen and most recently, urbanites in the city.
However, for Fall 2010, the world renowned, heavy-duty heritage collection of outerwear that will keep you toasty in the ‘mind-numbing cold of the Antartic’, has shed a few of it’s feathers to include very lightweight soft shell coats, high-tech pullovers and performance vests; all practical and strategically accessorized for city living and/or hiking et al. without the weight and bulk of the warmer parkas.
Tremblant Pullover | Chilliwack Bomber | Tremblant Jacket | Hybridge Hoodie
We were invited to the Canada Goose 2010 fall preview, held at the most fitting Cabin Five – a cozy little Toronto bar in Canadiana decor (antlers, timber, fireplace) to try on true Canadiana attire from a third-generational company that maintains its strong national roots.
With 10 manufacturing factories in Canada (to provide for 40 countries), Canada Goose products don’t come as cheap as other outerwear options ($400-700/parka) – but either does the quality or performance. All fabrics are expensive, premium name-brand (some award winners), the design is excruciatingly thought out to include special details like soft tricot chin guards, reinforced elbows and hand warming pouches, and the premium down used is very expensive: sourced from mature birds from Alberta’s Hutterite communities.
Once the icy cold hits in Canada, do yourself a favor and go try on a Canada Goose – there are also hats, gloves, scarves and other winter accessories available.
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Our faves in the next post >>