Our Favorite Canada Goose Parkas from the Winter 2016 Collection

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Canada Goose, Winter. Our Favorite Canada Goose Parkas from the Winter 2016 Collection

Contrary to the bird that inspired its name, Canada Goose will not be flying south for the winter. In fact, the international leader in winter wear will be making its annual comeback as the leaves start to fall and the snow dances down from the clouds.

Depending on where you live, you most likely have a friend or relative that owns a Canada Goose jacket. Perhaps you even feel a little envious; I don’t blame you! The Canadian coat connaisseur knows exactly what it takes to integrate arctic-level performance with a consumer-friendly product.

Your next Canada Goose coat is an investment and should be treated as so; thus, it’s imperative that you do some research to make the right selection. Before you purchase your parka, have a look at our favorite Canada Goose parkas of 2016.

Men’s Parkas
Women’s Parkas


Countless individuals cherish their Canada Goose parka, particularly when it’s -20 degrees and they feel unfazed due to its powerful insulating properties. In order to get the best out of your new jacket, ensure your environment is appropriate for a Canada Goose jacket.

Down is the natural insulator used in Canada Goose jackets. While this type of insulation is light and very warm, it becomes ineffective once wet. You’ll be happy to know that each coat has a water-repellent finish to help protect the down and keep you dry. However, a typical Canada Goose parka is not fully waterproof.

Canada Goose parkas were first engineered for the extreme cold. Even if most of the collection is geared toward urban usage, their coats are still built to withstand freezing temperatures. Due to various factors such as metabolism, the temperature rating on each jacket is only a recommendation and should be taken with a grain of salt. Only you know your sensitivity to the cold.

Men’s Parkas

Most of the Canada Goose parkas are influenced by a classic, tasteful military look. A jacket is an integral part of your outfit’s style, even if it’s -20 degrees outside. Here are three recommended parkas to kick-off your winter.

Borden Bomber

Temperature Rating: -10°C / -20°C
“Modern style with the mobility and warmth of a classic bomber design.”

Speaking of military-inspired, the Borden Bomber is the epitome of that. The jacket sits perfectly at waist length, keeping your upper-body comfortably warm and allowing for free leg movement. In addition to the practical cut of the Borden Bomber, you’ll be sure to love the hand warming pocket, durable build and removable hood.

Balmoral Parka – Black Label

Temperature Rating: -15°C / -20°C
Understated style with savvy storage for optimal comfort and warmth.

For those abstaining from fur, the Balmoral Parka is a winner. Wallet, keys, gloves, doesn’t matter, it will all fit wonderfully due to the plethora of pockets found throughout the parka. In addition to its superior functionality, you will find 2 sets of hand-warming pockets located respectively the chest and abdomen.

Banff Parka

Temperature Rating: -15°C / -25°C
“High performance meets style with leather detailing and a thigh-length cut.”

The best feature of the Banff Parka is its vast versatility. It’s the perfect cross between urban and technical design, proving to be just as efficient and performing in either condition. In conjunction with this capability, the design is timeless and transforms when the hood is removed. Built to last, the elbows are reinforced and the length of the jacket extends to mid-thigh for additional coverage.

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Women’s Parkas

Following the distinct Canada Goose classic look, you will be sure to find functionality with fashion in every parka. Take a look at our three suggestions.

Kensington Parka

Temperature Rating: -15°C / -20°C
“Polished style with a cinched-in waist and knee-grazing warmth.”

This tried and true favourite is popular for many reason. besides the classic design, wearers will benefit from the first-rate fit. As the front is beautifully lined by sturdy buttons, a flap lays over the zipper, protecting against the cold wind. This model also comes with straps to carry the coat on your back which is great for commuting and going out.

Shelburne Parka – Black Label

Temperature Rating: -15°C / -20°C
“Maxed out style with back panel snaps, wide quilting and a thigh-high cut.”

The first thing you will notice about the Shelburne is that Canada Goose has chosen to ever so slightly divert from its original classic look by opting for a more modern look. Like the Kensington, you will find the ultra-practical straps which allows for easy transport.

Rideau Parka

Temperature Rating: -10°C / -20°C
“Sharp take on city style with an oversized hood and nipped-in waist.”

Sporting a furless hood, the sleek cut of the Rideau is truly this coat’s pièce de résistance. Even though the Rideau is a new addition to the Canada Goose family, it already seems like a timeless indispensable. In addition to it high-profile design, you will be pleased with the level of functionality: there is a plethora of pockets.

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What better to go with your Canada Goose parka than Canada Goose hats and gloves? You can expect the same superb quality found in their jackets, in their accessories. This winter, combat the cold in style.


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