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Originally Posted by McCurry View Post

Hi all, I want to pick up a nice servicable warm winter jacket for myself/gf. It seems that CGoose is all played out and overpriced.

played out how? if you're in Canada, maybe, but i've never seen anyone wearing CG where I live. granted, I don't live in a fashion mecca but it does get bitterly cold in the winters, so they're practical and warm. If CG is good enough for Antarctic researchers then it's good enough for me. I think people that buy CG purely for fashion purposes are douchebags anyway
post #843 of 1057
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

played out how? if you're in Canada, maybe, but i've never seen anyone wearing CG where I live. granted, I don't live in a fashion mecca but it does get bitterly cold in the winters, so they're practical and warm. If CG is good enough for Antarctic researchers then it's good enough for me. I think people that buy CG purely for fashion purposes are douchebags anyway

I don't know where you live, but in Scandinavia you can stand on any street corner wait 5 minutes and see at least a couple, they are every where and have been pushed like they were going to go out of style, which makes them played out, also there was a huge influx of fakes 5-6 years ago, that didn't help either.

Another issue with them is that they are not made for wet winters like the ones we have here in Europe, which means they get soaked when it snows, which isn't what you want, also I found that their quality has gone down from the first one I bought almost 10 years ago, to the last one I had 3 years ago, the first one was spotless when I sold it and I almost got what I paid for it (7-8 years earlier), the 2nd one looked like shit and went for 1/3 of the price.
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Cross-post from MC recent purchases thread. My first CG, with a fairly subdued sleeve patch instead of breast patch (black leather on navy, the coat is made of Loro Piana storm system wool).
post #845 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


I don't know where you live, but in Scandinavia you can stand on any street corner wait 5 minutes and see at least a couple, they are every where and have been pushed like they were going to go out of style, which makes them played out, also there was a huge influx of fakes 5-6 years ago, that didn't help either.

Another issue with them is that they are not made for wet winters like the ones we have here in Europe, which means they get soaked when it snows, which isn't what you want, also I found that their quality has gone down from the first one I bought almost 10 years ago, to the last one I had 3 years ago, the first one was spotless when I sold it and I almost got what I paid for it (7-8 years earlier), the 2nd one looked like shit and went for 1/3 of the price.

 

They're fairly common here in Toronto (ages ranging from high school to seniors wearing them) and you can usually spot one by standing and looking around.

 

Interesting take on the quality decline, I've heard similar stories from a friend.

post #846 of 1057
The guy who bought the old one (blk chiliwack), which I had used every day for winters straight looked at me like I was lying and I had to show him the receipt before he believe me, as all the others he had seen were where never and in worse nick.
post #847 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I don't know where you live, but in Scandinavia you can stand on any street corner wait 5 minutes and see at least a couple, they are every where and have been pushed like they were going to go out of style, which makes them played out, also there was a huge influx of fakes 5-6 years ago, that didn't help either.

I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The temps in certain parts of the state can easily reach -30 or -40 below. The worst it gets in Minneapolis is -20, so in my view a CG coat here is money well spent. I made the mistake of buying a TNF Gotham jacket last year and it really sucks. I should've spent the extra money and bought a CG Chilliwack parka and saved myself the hassle.

As for seeing CG everywhere, I certainly don't think this makes something trendy or played out. I think if you live in a city with harsh winter temps then it makes sense to see people wearing CG, because they're known for their quality and warmth. I would guess that a very small percentage of CG owners actually buy CG goods to make a fashion statement. I just find it laughable when people from Canada bitch about how trendy CG coats are.....in CANADA. Gee, who would've thought that a popular Canadian company would appeal to so many? I got a good chuckle watching some random youtube video of a guy unpacking his newly delivered CG coat and what do I see in the background? that's right, a BAPE sticker. This guy clearly bought CG as a fashion statement.

In the end, I don't give two shits what someone thinks of my coat. They're all status symbols to some degree anyway. the CG people sneer at TNF people and Moncler people sneer at CG people. I really don't think anyone cares if you (or anyone else) paid $1000 for your parka versus $500.
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^ I live in Mpls too and I am definitely seeing more Canada Goose each passing winter .
post #849 of 1057
^ At those temperatures- CG would be well worth it.

In Vancouver where it's mild and currently not even close to below zero most of the time, pretty ridiculous. I run around in a hoodie or wool cardigan most of the time.
I'm a big sweater though, so maybe it's just me...
post #850 of 1057
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

As for seeing CG everywhere, I certainly don't think this makes something trendy or played out. I think if you live in a city with harsh winter temps then it makes sense to see people wearing CG, because they're known for their quality and warmth. I would guess that a very small percentage of CG owners actually buy CG goods to make a fashion statement. I just find it laughable when people from Canada bitch about how trendy CG coats are.....in CANADA. Gee, who would've thought that a popular Canadian company would appeal to so many? I got a good chuckle watching some random youtube video of a guy unpacking his newly delivered CG coat and what do I see in the background? that's right, a BAPE sticker. This guy clearly bought CG as a fashion statement.

You need to look up the meaning of trendy then.

I'm willing to put money on 9x% of CG's customers are people who buy them as a fashion / status thing, as I often see people wearing fully zipped arctic parkas in >0C weather (saw a guy in 15C weather wearing once).

To justify a coat like CG's you either need to live somewhere really cold, spend a lot of time outside in the cold or both.

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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The temps in certain parts of the state can easily reach -30 or -40 below. The worst it gets in Minneapolis is -20, so in my view a CG coat here is money well spent. I made the mistake of buying a TNF Gotham jacket last year and it really sucks. I should've spent the extra money and bought a CG Chilliwack parka and saved myself the hassle.


I didn't find my Constable as warm as expected, which was one of many reasons why I sold it and got a gore-tex primaloft coat instead. I was out in -10C weather today, playing with the dog and it was unzipped the whole time and I wasn't cold at all, I couldn't do that in my Constable, also I couldn't zip it up and wear a scarf.
post #851 of 1057
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^ I live in Mpls too and I am definitely seeing more Canada Goose each passing winter

where do you see people wearing CG? I must be a hermit because I haven't seen a single person wearing their gear. must be an Uptown thing
post #852 of 1057
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

As for seeing CG everywhere, I certainly don't think this makes something trendy or played out. I think if you live in a city with harsh winter temps then it makes sense to see people wearing CG, because they're known for their quality and warmth. I would guess that a very small percentage of CG owners actually buy CG goods to make a fashion statement. I just find it laughable when people from Canada bitch about how trendy CG coats are.....in CANADA. Gee, who would've thought that a popular Canadian company would appeal to so many? I got a good chuckle watching some random youtube video of a guy unpacking his newly delivered CG coat and what do I see in the background? that's right, a BAPE sticker. This guy clearly bought CG as a fashion statement.

In the end, I don't give two shits what someone thinks of my coat. They're all status symbols to some degree anyway. the CG people sneer at TNF people and Moncler people sneer at CG people. I really don't think anyone cares if you (or anyone else) paid $1000 for your parka versus $500.
As someone from Toronto, I can confirm the Canada Goose situation here is well beyond trendy and it's just in pure overkill mode now. I agree it's best not to concern one's self with what other people are wearing and if other people have the same things, but when you see these jackets literally EVERYWHERE it just gets a bit much. Go to a mall and it feels like every third person is wearing one. The worst part is that is being worn more as a fashion piece now than as a winter jacket.....which is kind of sad since they really are fantastic jackets. Kids are wearing these in weather where you barely need a light Spring/Fall jacket. And they're now the jacket of choice for the Von Dutch/Ed Hardy crowd if you get what I mean.

If I lived somewhere where they weren't beyond saturated, I would buy one in a second, but living in Toronto I just couldn't anymore.
post #853 of 1057
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

^ I live in Mpls too and I am definitely seeing more Canada Goose each passing winter .

okay, I stand corrected. I was at the grocery store lastnight and I saw a 70 old dude wearing a CG bomber coat. that fucking hipster

kidding aside, I did receive my CG Lodge vest yesterday and wore it under my TNF Gotham coat and there was a noticable improvement in warmth (compared to just wearing my TNF Vicente fleece underneath).
post #854 of 1057
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Originally Posted by NerdBird View Post

TNF is pretty common and I think their cuts aren't very flattering.

When ordering or buying CG jackets, you have to take the type of fit into account.

For example:

Relaxed Insulated (heavy duty jackets like the Heli-Arctic, Expedition, Snow Mantra, etc) are the largest fits. You usually have to size down two sizes to be TTS.

Regular Insulated (Chilliwack, Constable, Ontario, etc): usually have to size down one size for TTS

Slim Insulated
(Banff, Calgary, Chateau, Yukon, etc): usually TTS

In terms of warmth, it probably goes: Relaxed insulated > Regular insulated > Slim insulated

I've only tried on 3 CG coats and I had to size up for all of them. the Hybridge Lite vest is a fitted vest, so I have to size up to an xl. The Chilliwack bomber also felt too small for my frame so a sizing up to an xl felt right for me. The sizing chart for the Lodge vest specified a size medium would've been perfect for my frame, but again, I sized up to a large and it fits perfectly. In a word, CG is made for midgets.
post #855 of 1057
Sizing down a down coat, it pretty retarded, as it's designed to be puffy and it's how it keeps you warm. (the down creates a barrier of warm air between you and the cold air).

If you want slim fit get a primaloft.
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