Originally Posted by althanis
Nobis is another company that makes what sounds like excellent parkas - they're fully waterproof, which CG aren't, and have real fur (like CG). They are also a bit more stylish in my opinion, and appear to have a few more useful bells and whistles in terms of pockets and stuff.
I've had my black CG for 5 seasons now, and just the other day someone told me it looked like it was new. I don't think I'd buy again, I'd probably get Nobis, but it goes for around $800 full price.
Cold Manufactured and OSC Cross look pretty nice too. The Bay in Canada had a few women's models for half off during Boxing Day.
I have three Canada Goose and one Nobis Yatesi. I don't like the Nobis as much as CG. The Nobis fabric is much thinner and fragile. The buttons on it are starting to get loose with very little use. Moreover, the hole for the thumbs started to tear into the fabric quickly.
What I do like about Nobis is the warmth as well as the magnetic wind flap closure (it's warmer than the CG Langford parka) Their fur on the hoodie has a 'steel liner' so you can shape it as you want.
In terms of their fabric it's not inherently waterproof. It's treated with a synthetic membrane. I think the waterproofness places Nobis in a different category than CG. Myself, like to wear a down parka when it creeps under 50 degrees, and that means rain !
Nobis was also started by one of the previous owners of Canada Goose (or at least he was involved with CG somehow) and wanted to take the jackets in a different direction!