Canada Goose Resolute Parka
Price Paid: $780
Now this is a parka!
Long snorkel hood, trimmed with Coyote fur and wire reinforced. No cheap drafty zip-off hood here! Who wants to zip the hood off their parka anyway?
Down filled draft flap, big inside pockets with two little pockets for hand warmers.
Nice big D-rings on the front for carrying extra equipment. Three haul loops (one on each shoulder and one center back). Long cuffs that bellow with the sleeves.
This parka was designed by someone who worked outside in extreme cold. And this parka is warm. Worked outside for 4 hours in -48 with wind chill and I was very comfortable.
The neck could be a bit bigger but I have a pretty large neck.
This is the best parka money can buy if you need to be outside in the extreme cold. I live in Saskatchewan and it can be life-threatening cold here.
Price Paid: $240
When I bought it in the previous millennium it was advertised as the best parka in the world, and the only one that Canada Goose (then Snow Goose of Canada) made.
I believe it. I've worked outside in the arctic and Northern Ontario at -50C and was warm as toast. It (and I) have survived blizzards, ice storms and unseasonal rain. A friend's gloves fell out of his pockets, my spares attached to the d-rings saved his hands when the temperature plummeted.
The only maintenance I've given it is a sponge wipe with soapy water. That's all it ever needed. My only problem is deciding who will inherit it when I kick the snow bucket.
Today it's regarded as the second best, next to the Snow Mantra (also by GC).
195 gsm, Arctic-Tech 85% polyester /15% cotton blend with a DWR.
55 gsm, Nylon plain weave treated with water repellent finish.
625 fill power white duck down.
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