- December 27 2011
Memory that will last many years
I bought this parka for my wife as a gift. When she opened the box, she was delighted. We had looked at several other long length parka's, but were not happy with the fit and finish. Some of the down filled, nylon shelled coats looked and felt like wearing a sleeping bag. My wife prefers a tailored look. When she tried this parka on, she thought she was in heaven. Everything about this parka screams quality. She is 5'7" tall and weighs 140 lbs. I ordered a size medium and it fit perfectly. Yes, it seems expensive, but given the high quality, it is a good value. The best part is I will have the memory of the smile on her face for many years to come.
- November 26 2011
This coat comes as described, it is beautiful, well made and suited for the cold climates. The coat fits well, is very warm and the coyote fur on the hood adds a great touch. Canada was built on the fur trade and it is refreshing to to see a company that is not afraid to use a renewable resource like coyote. Well done Canada Goose and thank you Altrec!
- October 28 2011
Minnesota College Bound- Great Solution!
Accepted at MN college without a car, I knew I would need a very warm weather-protection parka for walking around campus. Started my search last June. Read many, many reviews on the best solution. This coat not only solved the problem, fit the bill, but is also was very attractive, with timeless classic style ; unlike most of the others that looked like a sleeping bag when put on. Excellent coat! Would highly recommend it - kinda pricey BUT I figure it will last through college years and later - "unless someone steals it-NOT!" Purchased medium to fit 5'8" tall/145lbs., sleeves tight around wrist, perfect length. Wish it had a fastener around hood tends to blow off head in wind - scarf holds it in place usually.
- October 3 2011
This is a great jacket. It is extremely warm and keeps since it is a long jacket, really insulates most of your body and also is great at blocking the wind. Durability and quality are outstanding. Have owned it about two years now and it still looks brand new. Highly recommend!!!
- September 17 2011
warmest coat, beautiful too
I am the type of person that always complains about cold. I've been living in Boston for the past seven years, and my hometown is in the Carpathians of Eastern Europe, so I really know how cold winters can be. I also like walking by the Charles river, even in the winter. I walk about two miles to work, and sometimes come back late at night--in January/February too. Never before did a coat make me feel so warm and fuzzy, until I finally got the mystique. I've heard of Canada Goose before, but the price tag seemed unreachable to the poor graduate student that I am. After trying on this same parka belonging to a friend that made better career choices (i.e. finance), I decided I need to have one. What can I say? It was worth every penny. it is warm, comfortable, stylish. The hood is a great design, with an inner "wire frame" on the inside that makes it stay on through the harsh wind (I've read the other reviews, and maybe it does not keep all of your face protected, but short of a ski mask, it does a great job protecting your face from cold). In conclusion, it is expensive, but it does take away my cold winter blues. Can't put a price on that.