It’s time for our second brand review article, where we will take a look at why The North Face is so expensive and whether or not their products justify the price.
Our first brand review was about Canada Goose and we will be following a similar structure for this review also.
With summer quickly approaching as we leave the month of April behind, winter jackets, especially down ones, is the farthest thing from our minds. And we completely understand, but being well-prepared is something we deem to be the most important aspect of life.
Summer is quite short, however and autumn usually hits hard and quick, with winter following right behind. So, planning on buying a winter jacket is never a bad thing, nor is it a waste of time. Especially the kind of jackets we will be discussing today.
As you have seen from the title, we will be looking at why Canada Goose is such an expensive brand and ultimately settle the matter of whether their jackets are worth the price.
Not everyone can shell out at least $500 to buy anything, let alone a winter jacket. But is this such a crazy thing to do when you really think about?
Yes, there are more affordable options in the market, both locally and online, and yes, you can get quality for a reasonable price, but few of those jackets will really cut it, especially if you go through harsh winters, such as in Canada, for example.
So let’s get down to it then and go through not only bloggers’ experience with Canada Goose jackets, but also people like you, who have shared their opinions on this brand.
Welcome back to our newest comparison review! Today’s chosen jackets are by The North Face and Columbia, respectively the Carto Triclimate jacket and Bugaboo Interchange for men.
We selected these two particular jackets to compare, as they fall in the same category, that of being 3-in-1 jackets. What 3-in-1 refers to is a jacket that comes in layers, which can be removed or put together in order to make it adaptable to different weather conditions.
Both brands are previously featured in our selections and taking into account that both are quality brands and come with some of the best reviews and impressions by customers, this is bound to be an interesting comparison.
Another thing they have in common is that they are American brands, which is a first for our comparison reviews.
Let’s get started with their short introductions and move on right away to each jacket.
The North Face is probably one of the most renowned US brands when it comes to outdoors clothing. They are always coming up with new designs and their products are reliable and high quality.
Columbia is also a very reputable brand that has provided us with some of the best jackets that we have come across, be it in quality or performance. All of their designs are tried and tested in the harshest conditions in order to guarantee that only the best of the best make it into the stores.
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.
In a very recent selection of packable jackets we included a new jacket on our site, Puffer II by a new brand, Hawke & Co.
Hawke & Co. is an American brand established in 1958, in New York. They manufacture different clothing, functionality and performance being their main focus. Their designs, especially the jackets, are intended for multipurpose use.
By that we mean that you can wear one jacket for a casual outing with friends, to work and for a night out. They are that versatile, which is not something you come across everyday.
Today we have picked 8 jackets that you must know about. There are 4 options for men and 4 for women.
Let’s get started right away with the men’s jackets, which are all puffer jackets in style, each with its own specifics.
The previous two articles were all about guides and tips, whereas today it’s time to look at two jackets and how they compare to each other. It’s another comparison review, this time between Atlas by Geographical Norway and Skidoo by Napapijri.
Neither of the brands is a first timer in our reviews and selections, nor are the jackets. Both of them, Atlas and Skidoo have been previously reviewed on their own. That’s why we thought it would be interesting to look at their qualities and how they compare to one another, after knowing each of their specifics and how they perform.
Geographical Norway is probably the most recurring brand in our website, along with a few others, so we doubt there is any need for long introductions. It is one of the top-selling brands online when it comes to outdoor clothing and gear, especially winter jackets.
Their designs are always impressive and highly functional, as you will also see in this review.
Napapijri is also a European brand, which not only designs winter jackets, but also casual wear clothes and apparel for everyone.
It is an Italian brand established in 1987 and now they are worldwide famous for their quality and unique clothing designs. Skidoo is their most renowned jacket design and the brand’s best advocate of quality and performance.
Welcome back to our newest article and today’s piece will be done a bit differently. We are fond of compiling guides for you to learn new things and understand technicalities better, so here we are again, but with a discussion this time.
Today’s topic will settle the matter of whether you actually need a running jacket and even more so, whether you need a waterproof one specifically.
Running is the most popular physical activity, along with walking and most people prefer running in nature. It helps both your body and your mind by helping you become healthier, calmer and happier.
There is a downside to running in nature, however, and that is the weather. This becomes more of a problem during rainy or snowy weather as not only are you working hard against the terrain, but now you have to worry about getting wet, too.
That is why waterproof jackets were developed, to keep you warm and dry despite the weather. For those who might not know, there are also jackets specifically for running.