User Review: Canada Goose Men's Snow Mantra Parka
Source: bought it new
After buying many parkas I bit the bullet and bought this one. I like the others, but when I opened the box the day it arrived I WAS IN SHOCK. This parka is a beast and I wished I had found one years ago. It has everything that a parka should have, some things are in excess but like everything that is made west of the Pond it's built big, tough, and doesn't say sorry.
- The hood is perfect for all weathers
- It feels like it was made for the job
- The quality has the heart and soul of the people who made it
- Still made in the country of its birth
I am very happy with this parka, and at least I now own a coat that is the real deal. I have spent a lot of cash on parkas, just trying to get it right, I have been that cold I have had ice build up on my chest, frostbite, snow blind and more. So I have done a lot of research into my equipment and because of all of the above.
This parka is no fashion statement, it's a valuable tool to help you get the job done and go home alive. It's not about looking pretty. It is very warm and well made. I went up one size because of layering up and the fact that the next size up is only 2 inches bigger than I am according to CG size chart, maybe that wasn't a great idea maybe it was, who cares. It's warm and a Large in my other parkas gets uncomfortable around the armpits in a large if i wear a woolen pullover and a fleece, so that's why I went up to an XL.
The down is well placed. The zippers are easy to get hold of when you need em. I have often wondered about velcro, as one of my parkas has buttons on it and the other has press studs/ poppers on it and I know velcro can be a pain, but buttons come off, poppers break and come apart so I guess velcro is the only answer.
On the parka itself there are more pockets than you need but at least you have them just in case. I see other folks here dont like it, but that's fair comment too, because it won't suit everyone, but like me when you have tried them all there comes a time when you have to go for broke.
Canada Goose have always made products that people rely on in the coldest places on earth and it's nice to know that these products are available to us, the general public. I would have paid double just for the peace of mind in knowing that this parka not only does the job but exceeds all expectations weather it be quality, finish or function. It's made in Canada and made with pride.
If you're the type of person who has been told by many to buy this or that parka and just about lost focus on why you wanted a parka in the first place then buy this parka, "WHY?" It's simple. This is the LAST WORD in cold weather protection.
Don't buy cheap CG's from ebay, ALWAYS GO TO CANADA GOOSE'S website and get a list of their dealers/outlets and you won't get stung. If you find a dealer who is not on their website then forget them, even if they are charging the regular price for them. YOU work hard for your money and deserve to get true value when you spend it.
Anyway, stay warm folks and if you want to talk to me ask the owner of this site for my details.
PS. I don't work for Canada Goose, they just made a dream come true.