Jackets, being an essential part of our wardrobes, come in different colors, designs and varieties. Regardless of the style you prefer, or what you are looking for, it is guaranteed that you will find the right jacket for the occasion.
Focusing more on winter jackets, considering that they are the most important winter garment for outdoor wear, here on our website we have gone through numerous designs by different brands. One of these brands is Canada Goose, which is one of the most beloved brands in North America and, due to its popularity, is even renowned in the other continents.
Apart from the high quality of the jackets and their incredible warmth and insulation, Canada Goose is also known for its high prices.
In a previous piece of ours we have discusses in length why those prices are so high and whether they are justifiable. You can check it out here to get a better understanding of why this brand is so renowned and how it rose to popularity.
Our topic for today, in fact, is that of telling apart a genuine Canada Goose jacket from a counterfeit one.
On to another brand comparison, today we will be looking at a new brand on our site, and see how it compares to Canada Goose, which has become one of the most commonly compared brands here.
Since we are dealing with frigid winter temperatures this year, we thought it would be reasonable to continue the search for the best “winter brand”.
Because Canada Goose has the reputation of being one of the go-to brands when it comes to jackets that provide impeccable insulation and warmth, we continue using it as the staple brand for comparisons.
Now, on to the brand that we will be putting against Canada Goose, the time has come for Moose Knuckles to come into the spotlight.
Let’s get started!
In several of our past reviews, selections and comparisons we have taken a look at Gore-Tex® quite in-depth and have judged its performance and compared it to other fabric technologies that are expected to perform similarly to it.
Until now, few fabric technologies manage to keep up with Gore-Tex, let alone surpass it when it comes to water-resistance and, most importantly, breathability.
In today’s review article we’ll take a look at a specific technology, Gore-Tex Shakedry™, and see it’s characteristics and what is it that makes it so interesting.
In the world of outdoor clothing, apart from Scandinavian-based countries, Canada also holds one of the top places for their winter outerwear. There should be no surprise in that, considering that the country goes through incredibly harsh winters each year, thus making the need for warm and cozy winter jackets a priority.
A while back we have scoured through some European countries that design outdoor wear, mainly with a focus on sports’ related clothing, and now it is time to look across the ocean at some of the top Canadian brands for winter jackets that you definitely should give a go this year.
We are facing quite low temperatures this winter season, and you are still on time to purchase a warm winter jacket to get you through the remaining months of the season.
For this selection, we have picked 11 Canadian brands that design and market some of the best winter jackets for you to try out.
Most of these brands are not solely based in Canada, but their production is also done in the country, which almost guarantees a higher quality product and it also lessens the environmental impact.
Let’s take a look!
The battle between outdoor clothing brands continues over here on our site and today it’s time to look at two of the most popular ones: The North Face vs. Patagonia.
These brands have been around for quite some time and are often the top choice of many avid outdoor lovers. They are renowned for making some of the best outdoor clothing, especially jackets, with many options available, which are stylish and functional.
While they appear to be quite similar in regards to their product range and designs, there are some key differences between the two when it comes to the materials they choose and their business practice. We will discuss this more in depth in this comparison, so let’s get started.
High-end brands are always sought after by everyone. We look for discounts and sales in order to get the best deal possible.
While some might argue that a high quality jacket should be taken at its price, not everyone can afford to buy the jacket they want.
We have looked at some interesting jackets in several of articles, which were alternatives to certain brands’ jackets, at a much cheaper price, of course.
Today we will do the same by going through 7 cheaper alternatives to Canada Goose.
Canada Goose is a very well-known company and they manufacture outdoor clothing of incredible quality, which makes it harder to find alternatives that compare to their products’ performance.
That didn’t stop us from looking for them, anyway, and we did manage to find some alternatives that you will really enjoy.
These are also by well-known brands, but at a more affordable price. This way, you can have more options and make a better decision when purchasing. Below you will find our 7 recommendations.
It’s all about down jackets in our website lately and we are continuing along the same lines today also. We will be going through 8 jackets by two brands, The North Face and Marmot, with options for both men and women.
Today’s topic is specifically about 700 fill power Down insulation.
What fill power indicates, is the jacket’s ability to provide warmth and its compressibility. The higher the fill power, the less is needed to provide insulation and the better it compresses.
The type of down also plays a role, with Goose being of higher quality and better at insulating, whereas Duck is a lot more durable and suffers less ability loss when wet.
700 fill power falls in the middle of the quality range, if we were to call it that. 900 being the highest that is easy to find and 550 being the typical fill power you will come across.
This rating is great at providing warmth at a very light weight, and it compresses adequately, without too much fuss and most importantly, without damage.
We will get started with the men’s selection of The North Face jackets and move on to Marmot afterwards.