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post #106 of 210
for technical jackets you guys ever heard of Taiga?

https://www.taigaworks.ca/
post #107 of 210
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Originally Posted by blazingazn View Post

for technical jackets you guys ever heard of Taiga?
https://www.taigaworks.ca/

Only as a biome.
post #108 of 210
Taiga is good shit if you are hiking, mountaineering, cycling or kayaking. Please don't wear it in the city.
post #109 of 210
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Originally Posted by lektrix View Post


Can you really compare a $200 polyester-filled Alpha N-3B Parka to a $600 100% goose down-filled Canada Goose parka??? I don't think that Alpha N-3B Parka can withstand -15C weather, but the CG can definitely do -30C...


The N3B parka was originally issued to US Air Force crews in the most extreme environments in the world - they can definitely keep one warm down to -60C. Its a very heavy parka and the snorkel hood will seal out the elements. The one I referred to is USA made by Spiewak, outer shell is nylon, the lining and the batting are polyester and the hood interior is acrylic. Most of these jackets have a synthetic ruff which is useless in extreme cold. The Spiewak comes with genuine coyote fur. That sucker is as warm as a CG. I take it you've never worn a mil-spec N3B? Its the warmest coat ever made.

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post #111 of 210
I recently purchased a Patagonia Nano Puff jacket to use as insulation. The coldest I've worn it is was it snowed in NYC so probably like mid 20's (I live next to the Hudson so it's pretty windy). I was not cold wearing that, a t-shirt, and a shell. I've worn it by itself in mid 40's with wind and it's fine. Not cold, but also not warm.
post #112 of 210
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I have just bought a Norrøna /29 Parka, it's goretex and ret9, so that should be an improvement from my CG.

I like Norrona's sleek styling, but they can make Arc'teryx look affordable.
 

As for those puffers, I really like the Mackage ones (no personal experience) and they're decently priced for a "designer" option

post #113 of 210
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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post

I like Norrona's sleek styling, but they can make Arc'teryx look affordable.

Bought mine through here http://www.tamarackgroup.co.uk/ 15% discount on all orders over 150£. biggrin.gif




I tried on the Fission and my only problem was that it's very boxy and not as fitted as fx Haglöfs Pirtuk or Norrøna Lofoten
post #114 of 210
468

Just got this. Don't want to blend in with the plague of CG in Toronto
post #115 of 210
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Originally Posted by AHShadow View Post

Yeah,the coat seems really good, I just don' know if I want to drop that much for a coat though, still thinking about it! Thanks.

You might want to wait a few days before deciding then wink.gif
post #116 of 210
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

are either of these worth it? fashion aside
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I have a much older version of the Fission SV. Yes they are worth it, if you want reviews I can point you to some people who use them (for skiing/mountaineering). Neither of these has a stowable hood, iirc. If you are commuting to work/school they would be overkill, it would help if you described how you plan to use them.
post #117 of 210
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Since you seem to be working for them, this is in poor taste.  Although I do think the Krane is awesome and totally worth it

 

I have been posting here since 2007. I still have, and will express, personal opinions.

Krane was a client of mine for about two weeks. I rebuilt his website and added a shopping section. Now that he has signed off on the project, my relationship with him is done unless/until he contracts me for more work.
post #118 of 210
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post

I have a much older version of the Fission SV. Yes they are worth it, if you want reviews I can point you to some people who use them (for skiing/mountaineering). Neither of these has a stowable hood, iirc. If you are commuting to work/school they would be overkill, it would help if you described how you plan to use them.

i live in northern alberta and have a 20 minute walk to and from work (7 am and 4:30 pm) not everyday but a few days a week. apparently it gets up to -50 here in december/january. i don't do any sports in the winter or even really go outside other than to walk to and from work or to a vehicle from my house lol.
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post


i live in northern alberta and have a 20 minute walk to and from work (7 am and 4:30 pm) not everyday but a few days a week. apparently it gets up to -50 here in december/january. i don't do any sports in the winter or even really go outside other than to walk to and from work or to a vehicle from my house lol.


With CG you won't freeze to death if you have to go out in the extreme cold. Better limit the time you spend outdoors to the absolute minimum in the winter. LOL

post #120 of 210
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

i live in northern alberta and have a 20 minute walk to and from work (7 am and 4:30 pm) not everyday but a few days a week. apparently it gets up to -50 here in december/january. i don't do any sports in the winter or even really go outside other than to walk to and from work or to a vehicle from my house lol.

Yeah, get something like a Canada Goose. The Fjallraven Cantwell is also an excellent cold weather jacket (the warmest non-technical jacket I've ever owned). I don't really need it in Vancouver.
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