Canada Goose Men’s Citadel Parka,Red,Large

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Canada Goose Men’s Citadel Parka,Red,Large

DECENT FEATURES of the Canada Goose Men’s Citadel Parka Mid-thigh length provides good protection Removable Coyote fur ruff surrounding a 2-way adjustable tunnel hood (vertically and hood opening), with an adjustable bracing wire for superior protection in high-wind conditions Heavy-duty, centre front YKK 2-way locking zipper Storm flap over centre front zipper secured with Velcro Insulated windguard underneath centre front zipper for greater warmth and protection from the cold High-pile fleece for the chin guard provides extra warmth Four fleece-lined, zippered hand warmer pockets hidden behind chest and lower pockets Two upper chest pockets secured with Velcro flaps and two lower full-bellow snow pockets secured with Velcro flaps Utility pocket on the left sleeve Back webbing grab-strap for hanging, with sewn-on Canada Goose name patch Two interior pockets, the top left security pocket with zipper closure, lower drop-in pocket Adjustable, elasticized waist draw cord provides added warmth Recessed, heavy-duty, rib-knit cuffs keep out the cold and snow The SPECS Centre Back Length: 36.75″ / 93.5 cm Fill Power: 625 fill power white Duck down Fit: Slim Insulated Coyote Ruff Fur: Removable This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don’t hate us.


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Grant A Thompson says:

Canada Goose Citadel Parka: design excellence, uncompromising high quality for urban wear in extreme cold With large territory in the Arctic and cities like Ottawa with winter temperatures routinely as low as -40°C, Canada is a natural world leader in protective clothing for extreme cold.The most “wish-I-had-one-of-those” parkas and severe winter topcoats I have ever seen are designed and made in Canada by Canada Goose Inc.Canada Goose built its name on the , the preferred extreme weather garment of many countries’ Arctic and Antarctic scientists for decades.Canada Goose for many years also has made a range of extreme weather protective clothing for urban and sporting wear. The example I chose to buy from Amazon.com, the Citadel Parka, is based on all the lessons learnt through evolution of the original Expedition Parka. I have worn a Citadel parka and found it an ideal garment for urban outer wear in north China and Spain “cold snap” sub-zero conditions over the 2011-2012 northern hemisphere winter. The Citadel is basically a slimmer-fitting, longer version of the Expedition Parka in a different range of colors. As it is a slimmer cut than the Expedition Parka, anyone with a very heavy build, or a need to wear more layers of clothing underneath for very severe conditions, should consider a larger size than they might usually wear, or one of the other roomier Canada Goose parka designs.What makes this $695 item value-for-money, and superior to Chinese-made parkas (of which I have a rack full) which may seem warm enough and much cheaper? Some excellent top brand-name parkas are made in China with export quality control. Even some of the no-name Chinese parkas are well-made and reasonable value for money at lower prices. Every aspect of genuine Canada Goose design, materials, and construction is just of outstanding higher quality compared to anything comparable I have seen from China, or anywhere else.The parkas definitely to be avoided are the counterfeit Canada Goose products widely sold on the Internet through authentic-looking fake CG websites with plausible URLs. The “Canada Goose” parkas I have seen recently in China outlets like the well-known Silk Alley and Yashow clothing markets in Beijing are festooned with facsimiles of the Canada Goose Arctic Program label and Canadian Downmark, but are obvious fakes made of lesser quality materials and construction.Reputable outlets like Amazon.com and its linked resellers who are authorised agents of Canada Goose do not sell counterfeits. Be very, very careful when buying a widely-counterfeited brand like Canada Goose to ensure that you are dealing only through a reliable source like Amazon.com.Quality of the genuine Citadel parka is uncompromising and detailed. I have uploaded some photos to better show some of those details which are not as clearly shown in the official product images.A most important component of any down jacket is, of course, the quality of the down fill. Cheap down jackets are easy to detect by feeling the fill through the garment shell: if feather quills can be felt or are seen poking through the shell, the jacket is poor quality – and will not be a genuine Canada Goose item. The poorest quality jackets by other makers are filled with unsterilised chicken feathers, and trimmed with pussycat fur.Although the product description on the official Canada Goose website […] and here on Amazon.com refers to 625 fill power white duck down in the Citadel Parka, mine is labelled as filled with goose down. It appears from information on the official website that the manufacturer uses either high quality duck or goose down sourced only from one well-known Canadian supplier. Which is best – duck or goose down? I don’t know. I’m prepared to trust the judgment of an expert manufacturer like Canada Goose that they choose the best material for purpose. The possible inference that duck is inferior to goose down contrasts with the fact that Eider duck species are the most famous source of high quality down – eiderdown.The quality features of the Citadel Parka that I consider outstanding include:* Fluffy high loft quality-assured down filling, with no quills that can be felt, providing high warmth with light weight;* Highly functional overall design and sturdy construction with durable water-resistant polyester/cotton shell, including reinforcing on the high-wear area of the sleeve edge;* Lots of useful and well-placed pockets (two large Velcro-closure outer chest pockets doubled with zippered side pockets; two large front Velcro-closure bellows pockets each doubled with zippered fleece-lined side pockets; left sleeve pen pocket; a small zippered inner left pocket; and a large open-top lower left…

David Vogel says:

Awesome! Greatest outerwear I have bought!! This parka is great. So warm and extremely well made. The attention to detail is incredible. No loose threads. The wire support in the hood is nice. Pockets everywhere. They also use the small loop velcro for pocket and zipper closure.Regarding the size, the jacket runs maybe a bit on the large size. The Canada Goose site states that an XL will fit up to 46″ chest size. I am 6’2″, 220lbs and have a 46″ chest size. I got an XL size parka and I have room to spare…maybe a fist size of room in chest.Also, this parka is warm and cozy. It is like walking around with a down comforter wrapped around you. Should be great for the winters up here in Northern Illinois, even though this is the warmest winter we have had in years….


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