User Review: Canada Goose Men's Snow Mantra Parka
Price Paid: $200
I was looking for a jacket I could wear for lots of cold weather activities. I live in Washington, USA, and although it won't get to be -50 degrees here, it is usually cold as hell 7 months out of the year.
I stumbled across this coat for sale on an eBay store based in China. It was priced at $215, brand new, shipped. I have yet to understand how I received this great deal, but just a week after I ordered it, a small ball wrapped in a Chinese newspaper and tape about 7" wide, showed up at my doorstep. I barely poked it with a paperclip and it exploded out into my face with massive force, and immediately begun to warm me while just sitting there on my lap.
I proceeded to wear it up to the mountain, and found in 5 degree weather plus wind it was just too hot to move around in too much. I do not recommend this jacket for snowboarding or skiing, or any activity you might work up a sweat, you will fry like an egg. If you are looking for warm, but might be doing some extreme exercise or work, perhaps go with a lesser model that Canada Goose has to offer.
When you slide your bare arms into the parka sleeves, it instantly feels nothing like anything you've ever worn before. Like it is not a piece of clothing, but a tool, with a function. You can wear it with the hood down, and go about your day like you are beside a toasty fire; but then it has the hood, and the built in scarf. with nothing but a t-shirt underneath, if you decide to deploy the parka's hood zipped up all the way, and the scarf, and the ties, it then goes from toasty fire to burning oven.
This jacket will keep you warm no matter where you are on this Earth, and perhaps in outer space as well. Although I know none of you will snag even a similar deal from what I got, if you are looking for a coat to keep you warm anywhere, anytime; this is absolutely the warmest parka there ever was.