Canada Goose Expedition Parka Down Jacket Review: As you may know, Canada goose makes the world’s warmest jackets, with the Expedition Parka being one of their warmest. This jacket that reaches to the top of the thigh (with a length of 35 inches at the centre back for the men’s, and 33 inches for the women’s) was originally made for the world’s brave cold-weather scientists.
Canada Goose Expedition Parka Down Jacket Review
Made for sub zero temparatures!
As part of Canada Goose’s excellent commitment to warmth, the Expedition Parka features a blend of high quality 625 fill white duck down with at least a portion of the mix including Hutterite down. The Expedition Parka is intended for the coldest of temperatures and rates a 5 for Extreme on The Canada Goose Thermal Experience Index. This means the jacket protects the wearer from temperatures lower than 30 degrees below zero.
Built to last & for comfort
Canada goose’s Arctic-Tech fabric is used to protect the wearer from the frigid wind and snow so common in the coldest areas of earth. The exterior fabric is a combination of breathable cotton and polyester with a sleek look. Internally you will find 55 grams per square meter nylon weave.
For additional security from the elements, the Expedition Parka has elasticized cuffs that are underneath the outer sleeve shell, as well as an internal fastening elastic powder skirt for the waist. There is also a draw string that cinches the jacket at your waist. The heavy duty zippered front is covered and doubly protected by a Velcro closure to make sure wind and snow do not enter vertically.
Hood for extra protection from cold
As with many of the extreme cold weather Canada goose jackets, there is a soft coyote fur ruff on the hood that will never freeze to protect your face from frostbite. The ruff on this jacket has an internal wire that allows one to adjust it to surround the face in the most desirable position without moving according to the direction of the wind. The hood is adjustable in two ways and can be brought far forward to keep the winds and snow at bay.
Easily Accessible Pockets
One of the best features of the Expedition Parka are the numerous pockets to make sure any necessary reasonably sized tool or object can be stored on the wearer. Externally, on the front of the jacket there are 4 large top entry patch pockets, as well as the typical Canada goose fleece-lined hand warmer pockets which are located under the patch pockets.
Additionally, on this jacket you will find a useful cargo pocket on the right arm and two pockets that will fit pens on the left arm. The interior also has useful pockets including a side-zip breast-level pocket. The circular Canada Goose Arctic Program patch is found on the upper left pocket of this jacket, and the front zipper has a zipper pull with the brand name.
It has a very relaxed large fit with the manufacturer’s goal being that the consumer finds ultimate warmth and comfort. Keeping that in mind, the jacket tends to run large and is available in sizes ranging from extra small to triple extra large in men’s, and XX small to XX large in women’s.
Points to Check before buying
There is also a large horizontal black nylon strap, which the hood covers when left off the head, with Canada goose written in yellow lettering on it. Inside there are several side tags, including a special hologram tag that certifies the authenticity of the Canada goose item, as well as the large label with the company’s website and Canadian maple leaf.
As with all the Canada goose jackets, this one is Made in Canada and has a Lifetime Product Warranty. Color choices include black, a variety of green and blue shades, graphite, mid gray, red, sunset orange, silver birch, caribou, grape, and tan.
Like other Canada goose products, the Expedition jacket does not come cheap, so if price is an issue, I would say make sure you really need such a heavy-duty jacket. Dry cleaning is a must to keep this great product in pristine condition. If you are looking for something fashionable with sleek lines, my recommendation is to choose another Canada Goose product that is designed with both warmth and the needs of a more urban and fashion-conscious customer in mind. Also, the length may be restrictive for some people.