Yeah, we were just knocking on Canada Goose a little while ago…these things are so expensive. But hey, if you can afford them, there are few other options like a good Canada Goose jacket. And while you maybe drawn to their classic parkas, we’re actually huge fans of their Forester Jacket.
The Forester Jacket is a bit slimmer and less complicated than their parka. Instead packing heavy fill from your head to your knees, it reaches only down to your hips, providing a shorter, more manageable jacket for when you need to be mobile. That doesn’t mean it isn’t warm, however; it’s still filled with 625 Fill Canadian White Duck down for trapping on tons of warmth.
On the outside, the lining is what’s called Artic Tech – a fabric made to be the perfect combo of water resistant, warm and wind-resistant. Canada Goose rates it a Fundamental on their Thermal Experience Index, which means it is good for temps between 14F and -4F and designed for everyday use.
Complementing the rugged, mobile design are several features Canada Goose was sure to include, such as a tricot lined chingaurd and collar; “action pleats,” which add to the range of motion and increase mobility; reinforced elbows, and interior backpack straps, which let you carry the jacket over your shoulders – hands-free – when you no longer need it.
All in all, it’s a stylish jacket. Is it worth the $775? That remains to be seen, but apart from the brand name, one of Canada Goose’s selling points is the extremely high quality and durability to which their gear is built. That alone might be enough to convince you to drop this much money on a jacket. Oh, and those rib knit cuffs. Those look super comfy. It’s not made in America, but it is made in Canada. We’d say that’s almost as good.