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1.05.2013

I'm freezing all the time, so....

I am so cold all the time. Not just outside, but in doors as well, and I'm so tired of layering 3+ sweaters on. Most winter coats seem inadequate and unprepared to do battle with New England. So I have a feeling it's time to think out side my normal "coat box". I'm sure that a trip to EMS or REI is coming, but I can't help but wonder about these Canada Goose coats that everyone in Boston seems to have. Does anyone have one? Are they warm? Are they worth the incredibly high cost? Or any other coats you might recommend? It would be an added bonus if the coat was warm and lightweight, but these things seem to rarely go hand in hand.

17 comments:

erica said...

So many people wear Canada Goose jackets in Toronto. They seem heavy and bulky to me. I wear a Patagonia down coat (the Fiona), which I bought on sale (their winter sales should be starting soon) for $120. It's incredibly lightweight, compressible, and so so soft. Add a wool sweater and I'm toasty warm in 15-25F. You might also want to look at Woolrich Arctic parkas (not the crazy expensive Italian ones...try Dave's New York, I hear that the men's and women's fit is similar, you could probably wear a men's small). They're big and bulky, but super warm.

a.levadas said...

Seriously, if you want to be warm in the winter you have got to have a down coat. One where the fill is 100% feather, this is key. I live in NY and it has been really cold here this past week. I wear my down coat, with one wool sweater (no need for layering) and a cashmeare scarf and I am always toasty. I've had my coat for over 10 years and it has very failed me. It's Ralph Lauren and was purchased at Macy's.

Jen said...

My sister says everyone in Victoria, BC wears the Canada Goose coat but the coyote fur put her off. The lightweight Patagonia coat really is as warm as they say, I'd stop in and try one of those on!

Sara said...

I agree with levadas. A down coat is essential. I have been wearing the Women's Arctic Down Parka from Woolrich for three years in a row. I wash it in the washing machine and it still looks as good as new. No need to dry clean. It looks a little bulky but I don't care because it keeps me sooo warm! Here is the link if you want to check it out: http://www.woolrich.com/woolrich/browse/productDetail.jsp?icProduct=15130&icSale=true&icCategory=CAT10064&cm_vc=IO-ProDetZ1

Sara said...

P.S. My Woolrich has no fur on the hood.

abby said...

We're not in New England, but when I've spent a lot of time in freezing temps, a layer of cashmere near my body and a quality down coat on top were essential.

We keep our house on the cool end, and wear cashmere most all the time. I have never found anything better for lightweight, cozy warmth.

Olga said...

I live in Chicago (notoriously cold and windy), and I wear my North Face parka most of the winter. It is warm and lightweight, and the fit is nice for a puffy coat (I usually wear a medium, but fit best into a small in this coat, so size down). Now, I have had my coat for 5 years, washed it in the washing machine, and it still looks brand-new. I think it's an older version of this one: http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_The-North-Face-Women-s-Metropolis-Parka_10047819_10208_10000001_-1_

Mona said...

Huge fan of jcrew down jackets in Boston, it just works, washes and dries and lasts. I am also nuts for uniqlo fleece, now on sale and the softest warmth.

Sonya said...

I live in Providence and I feel you. I bought a coat from Merrell last year (I can't remember the name but it's long with toggles) and it's so warm that it can be a little too warm at times. I only need a t-shirt underneath on the regular 30ish days. It was around $200 which I felt was pretty affordable compared to the Patagonia coat I originally wanted and is really durable and waterproof which we all know is super important with our wet winters!

joyce said...

Another vote for the down coat. Mine's from J.Crew and it works in Vermont winters, which I say is a good testimonial. My sister in law in Minnesota (brrr) also has one!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I spend my winters in New Hampshire and New York (City) and my opinion: I have both the Canadian Goose Trillium and Patagonia Fiona. The CG is definitely warmer, but it is bulky! And expensive. The fur comes off though, and I never wear it. For me, the Fiona is great for 25-40, but I am a very cold person, with circulation issues. I wish the CG were a teeny bit longer, so I didn't have to wear long underwear or two pairs of tights on the bottom, but I believe there is a longer version to look into..

Anonymous said...

*Canada Goose (oops!)

Anonymous said...

I bought a nice coat from bluefly.com a few winters ago. I got a longer, down filled marc new york coat for about 200 dollars. I would for sure poke around their site.

http://www.bluefly.com/Designer-Down-Active-Jackets/_/N-fj6/list.fly

joanne said...

Hi Hi! If you're freezing! I'd love to send you a pair of the mittens that I make from repurposed wool sweaters! I have a Canada Goose, and it has lived with me in Toronto, now Alberta (colder) and Vancouver damp cold. I would say that likely not worth the $795. It's not super warm, just warm. And I think that a NorthFace or Patagonia at a lesser cost would be equally if not warmer. I have to layer under when it is very cold.

My husband also has 2 Canada Goose coats, and says the same thing!

Hope that this helps. And if you'd like some mittens let me know!!

joanne@editshoppe.ca

:)

julia said...

Thank you everyone for your great suggestions! I knew that I would have to get a down coat, now it just a matter of deciding. I tried on a few at City Sports - one from Patagonia and a few from Northface. The Canda Goose ones are very very heavy just like someone mentioned, definitely can't have another heavy coat, my current g-star one probably weighs 10 pounds. Right now I'm intrigued by the Hope down wom parka - It looks warm, light weight, and there's no fur on the hood, which I prefer.

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