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post #196 of 210
I have one, it's not puffy at all, as it's primaloft, I'm 5'9 and it goes to right above my knees, I don't know if it's warm enough for -40c, but with a sweater under neath it was warm enough -20c and in -10 unzipped playing with my dog.

https://www.norrona.com/en-GB/Products/1040-13/4465/29-gore-tex-primaloft-parka-m/
post #197 of 210

Can anyone suggest a nice wool short coat. I have a pea coat but I'm looking for something a bit shorter and more casual. I found one at the Tom Ford store in NYC that I fell in love with, had a bit of a military inspiration and also came in suede, but I am trying to keep this well under $2500. Does anyone know of something along these lines? (FYI I deal with Central-Pennsylvania cold windy and wet winters)

post #198 of 210
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I have one, it's not puffy at all, as it's primaloft, I'm 5'9 and it goes to right above my knees, I don't know if it's warm enough for -40c, but with a sweater under neath it was warm enough -20c and in -10 unzipped playing with my dog.

https://www.norrona.com/en-GB/Products/1040-13/4465/29-gore-tex-primaloft-parka-m/

Thanks for the info - wound up going with the CG Westmount purely for warmth. Too bad, I really like the look of the Norrona!
post #199 of 210
I wasn't impressed with my Constable, the /29 is a lot warmer, it being Gore-Tex helps a lot, as its wind and water proof.

Mail Norrona they are placed in Norway, so they know cold.
post #200 of 210
The Canada Goose are good for a very specific thing, which is very cold, very dry conditions (since they don't use waterproof fabrics) . The Constable is one of their lighter coats, so I'm not surprised that the Norrona is warmer. They "know cold", but the cold they know is dry cold - of the kind we have in Yellowknife. Not much good for anywhere where it could get damp - including Toronto, where they're made.
post #201 of 210
'If you complain about CG getting wet, it is probably not cold enough to wear the jacket' - while talking with the warranty department lady.

But then what do I know; everyone in this thread seems to live in frozen tundras while I live in a warm state of Minnesota where I still occasionally see people wearing shorts :P
post #202 of 210
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Originally Posted by classybison View Post

Can anyone suggest a nice wool short coat. I have a pea coat but I'm looking for something a bit shorter and more casual. I found one at the Tom Ford store in NYC that I fell in love with, had a bit of a military inspiration and also came in suede, but I am trying to keep this well under $2500. Does anyone know of something along these lines? (FYI I deal with Central-Pennsylvania cold windy and wet winters)

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post #203 of 210
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Originally Posted by martinottawa View Post

The Canada Goose are good for a very specific thing, which is very cold, very dry conditions (since they don't use waterproof fabrics) . The Constable is one of their lighter coats, so I'm not surprised that the Norrona is warmer. They "know cold", but the cold they know is dry cold - of the kind we have in Yellowknife. Not much good for anywhere where it could get damp - including Toronto, where they're made.

The quality was "light" as well.

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'If you complain about CG getting wet, it is probably not cold enough to wear the jacket' - while talking with the warranty department lady.

But then what do I know; everyone in this thread seems to live in frozen tundras while I live in a warm state of Minnesota where I still occasionally see people wearing shorts :P

LOL, I had mine get wet in -5c snow and when it went from -2 to just above 0c.
post #204 of 210

Does anyone have any experience with Fjallraven as an alternative to CG?

 

http://www.fjallraven.us/collections/jackets/products/yupik-parka

 

I've been eyeing their Yupik Parka. Being a lower pricepoint than CG and actually waterproof/resistant is a plus too.

post #205 of 210
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Does anyone have any experience with Fjallraven as an alternative to CG?

I've owned the Fjällräven 'Yupik' Parka for a few seasons now. It's plenty warm, though I've never not tested it in conditions below 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall, I'm pleased with its ability to withstand both wind and moisture. I own the black model so I probably can't speak to the fabric's ability to keep clean (ensure that you use powdered laundry detergent when washing it, as with most technical gear).

A few design aspects of the 'Yupik' I appreciate: 1. Numerous and accessible pockets [way more than the video below would suggest], 2. Sleeves a tiny bit longer than similar brands, without constricting elastic cuffs, 3. Hood size, shape, and feel, 4. Bilateral headphone cord suspenders. The only complaints I have regarding the parka include the faux-fur on the hood (removable) and main zipper dongle being located on the left side (though that was just a matter of my expectations and prior experience).

In terms of sizing, I wear 40R jackets and a 'Medium' sized parka is pretty snug in the chest (though slightly less so in the waist). For me that's okay because I rarely layer extensively, but others may have different needs.


Edited by SeanathonHuff - 11/17/13 at 9:19pm
post #206 of 210

Is this the only Outer Wear thread on SF? Something more from the Formal Menswear segment? 

post #207 of 210
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

Is this the only Outer Wear thread on SF? Something more from the Formal Menswear segment? 

Have you tried looking in CM?


http://www.styleforum.net/f/5/classic-menswear
post #208 of 210
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

Is this the only Outer Wear thread on SF? Something more from the Formal Menswear segment? 

Have you tried looking in CM?


http://www.styleforum.net/f/5/classic-menswear

I googled around. Did not find such a thread. ??

post #209 of 210
post #210 of 210
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Originally Posted by SeanathonHuff View Post

I've owned the Fjällräven 'Yupik' Parka for a few seasons now. It's plenty warm, though I've never not tested it in conditions below 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall, I'm pleased with its ability to withstand both wind and moisture. I own the black model so I probably can't speak to the fabric's ability to keep clean (ensure that you use powdered laundry detergent when washing it, as with most technical gear).

A few design aspects of the 'Yupik' I appreciate: 1. Numerous and accessible pockets [way more than the video below would suggest], 2. Sleeves a tiny bit longer than similar brands, without constricting elastic cuffs, 3. Hood size, shape, and feel, 4. Bilateral headphone cord suspenders. The only complaints I have regarding the parka include the faux-fur on the hood (removable) and main zipper dongle being located on the left side (though that was just a matter of my expectations and prior experience).

In terms of sizing, I wear 40R jackets and a 'Medium' sized parka is pretty snug in the chest (though slightly less so in the waist). For me that's okay because I rarely layer extensively, but others may have different needs.

took a chance on these guys, nabbed this:

http://www.altitude-sports.com/en/fjallraven-mens-ovik-parka

380 after discounts and taxes

hope it stands up well to canadian winters
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