Canada Goose Jacket, Canada Goose Men's Borden Bomber Black Outlet, 2014 high quality and reasonable price of canada goose jacket, what you want.First Impressions:
The coat seems to be well made, with heavy stitching and heavy duty looking Velcro and zippers. One note: the zipper is backwards from what we're used to in the US. Meaning the part that you slide up and down is on the left side of the coat instead of the right. Not a huge deal, but it takes a few days to get used to, and trying to zip up the coat in freezing weather the first times is not an easy task. Nevertheless, it is something you get used to pretty quick and isn't something I would consider to be a big deal. It isn't all that heavy really in terms of weight--but that's why down is so awesome.
Good: This coat is incredibly warm, in case that wasn't obvious already from all of the products from Canada Goose, and not something I could see being worn above somewhere in the lower 30 degree range, and even then you will probably be unzipping it if you're very active. I've never had a coat any better than your average North Face coat that you'll find in sports store across the country (I'm in NC, so it's not like we have Michigan weather coats everywhere down here). I received it earlier this week, and it just so happens that we had some well below freezing weather over the past couple of days. The best way I can come up with to explain how this coat feels, if you've never worn one, is to say it feels like you're walking around covered with a down comforter. Today it was under 20 degrees (F) a large portion of the day, and I was warm between my wrists, head & waist (I have no nice mittens and was just wearing jeans). Last night was in the teens, with wind chill factors getting close to 0 degrees (F). I had to jump start my car this morning, and while my hands were cold because I do not own a pair of nice mittens, the parts of my body covered by this jacket were quite comfortable. After I started moving around more I actually had to take the hood off and unzip the zipper a little bit because I was getting so warm. The hood is quite warm as well and makes a huge difference in helping you stay warm, even with some 20+ MPH winds that we had today.
This afternoon I was driving and left my coat on--big mistake. I ended up with the heat set to COLD and windows down because the coat is so warm. I could have just taken it off, but what fun is that In short, this thing is no joke. This isn't a run of the mill jacket that you buy at a department store, and isn't for everyone in all (or even most) climates.
Now, the bad: The pockets suck. There is no insulation whatsoever. The pockets for your hands are basically just covered by one later of the same material the coat is made out of, and no down. I have no idea who made the decision to make the pockets like this--maybe they expect people will be wearing mittens and the pockets just need to hold things and not really be that warm I have no idea, but whatever the logic was, it didn't work. In terms of having enough pockets to put things in, this coat does great. In terms of keeping your hands warm without gloves--not so much. Not to say they don't help, but they could most certainly be better with some sort of lining in them. I can't imagine it taking much effort by the manufacturer to line two pockets with something warm. Right now they are not lined with anything and it's just whatever material the outer layer of the coat is made of (sorry if it has a special name, I don't feel like looking it up)
The second thing I did not love was how the hood snaps around your face. While the hood itself is filled with down and is quite warm, in the front it does not seal very well, allowing wind to below in and pushing heat out of the whole coat. What I mean by that is if you put the hood on, pull the pull cords tight pulling the hood tight around your face and then button the two snaps to close the flaps around your face, there ends up being a gap between the flaps you just snapped around your face and the collar of the jacket, basically leaving the area under your chin all but exposed to the elements This leaves openings where wind will go right through the jacket, and you. I am not sure what they could have done to improve this--perhaps some well placed Velcro would do the trick
My last issue was the waist strap, or lack thereof. When walking it was easy to feel a draft going up the jacket as it does not hold very tightly around the waist. Pushing the jacket towards my stomach a little helped a lot, so I could see straps making a huge difference here. There are cords on the inside rear of the jacket that will tighten around the waist area, however, there are no holders to hold tension on those straps after you pull them tight (the hood does have these holders and they work well). I'm not sure why these were left off--I might try to find some and put them on myself just to see if it actually helps.
Other thoughts: I purchased the black version, and it shows dog hair / lint very easily. Obviously this is not a fault of the manufacturer or coat, but is something you might want to know.
Summary: While I believe I wrote more about the bad than the good, that is not to say that this coat is a bad coat at all. It is by far the best coat I have ever owned, and you will most likely be very happy with it. This thing makes me wish I lived in colder climate, as in about a month it will be too warm to wear for another 8 months at least.
Final note on sizing. It looks like these coats run a bit big, but I think that's pretty common for Canada Goose. I am 6', 160lbs and a small fit me well. In most coats I wear a medium, so it may be worth find one to try on before you lay down this kind of money on one.
Inspired by the classic bomber design of the Chilliwack, the Borden offers mobility, durability and warmth. It provides an assortment of pockets inside and out to keep your belongings close at hand and features a removable coyote fur ruff and hood.