Winter Coat Thread FW11

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by SeanathonHuff, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. HAL 9000

    HAL 9000 Senior member

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    Do you guys think a wool coat will be warm enough to survive Canadian winters? (I don't like bombers or parkas) Thanks.
     


  2. AHShadow

    AHShadow Senior member

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    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.


    Yeah, well in Monteal, the average is probably a bit higher than TO, but I still want to make sure the coat can handle harsh conditions like those.


    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look it up!
     


  3. AHShadow

    AHShadow Senior member

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    I actually had a Peacoat for the whole winter, last year. I survived it, but I think a bomber/parka is a better option. You can buy a wool coat though, just make sure to layer a lot.
     


  4. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    A wool coat is warm but you want a Canada Goose parka or an N3B parka - with them, you can survive subzero Canadian winters in comfort.
     


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    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...
     


  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    It depends on the model, I've had 2 (chiliwack and Constable) and neither of them was warm enough for -16C (-25 with wind chill), I had to wear thermal underwear and heavy knits underneath.
     


  7. lektrix

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    That's strange, everyone in Canada swears by the CG...

    But just comparing specs, I don't know how or why the Alpha N-3B Parka can even be recommended. I myself want one because I like the look of it, but what if it doesn't keep me warm???
     


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    I'm not a big fan of any fur on men's winter coats, but I do like some of the parkas. The greatest look for a man in winter is a wool pea coat. They look great on most guys and are very stylish!
     
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  9. lektrix

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    Yeah but they don't keep you warm.
     


  10. Diversification

    Diversification Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for something with some style and that is probably significantly lighter than the majority of the coats being mentioned here. I was wondering what you guys think about these two. I really like the looks of them.


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  11. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Senior member

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  12. Diversification

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    Sorry, I edited my post... are they still in the same order as when you commented?
     


  13. Find Finn

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    I think you have to buy a Expedition for it be warm enough for -30c, but it all depends on how much time you spend outside and the type of cold.

    I'm not skittish as I have worked outside 8 hours a day in all types of weather, but I was fairly underwhelmed with my Constable.

    I didn't feel like it was warm enough and I wore it around +-0C where it went from snow to rain which resulted in my clothes underneath getting soaked, it happened again after I had it waterproofed as the Scandinavian agent recommended, so I sold it.

    I have a bunch of mates who all have owned several CG coats and all of them have sold them again and gone back to Arc'teryx etc.
     


  14. HAL 9000

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    I agree that the CG parka and chiliwack are much warmer than most wool coats, but I find it hard to justify paying 600+ for a puffy looking jacket. I wanted to buy a Wool Trench Coat from Burberry, but too bad the boutique never has what the online web has... Any recommendations for a wool trench?
     


  15. hoozah

    hoozah Senior member

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    average low of -21.4 in December, and -24 in January here. i haven't experienced it yet since i moved here in may. i might have to buy a warmer jacket 0_0
     


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