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Old 10-03-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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Winter Jacket Recommendations

Anyone know any good jackets for winter?
Preferable less than $200/$300?

Thanks in advance.
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x2 for this question. I have an Esprit down bomber that served me well these past couple years but it's time to rock something new.
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got my winter jacket at GAP last year for around that price. Decent and keeps me warm but make sure to check the zippers.
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If you'll be braving the rain, I would get something with a gore shell.

The North Face McMurdo Down Parka - Men's | Backcountry.com

If you'll be out of the rain, go for that Nuptse.

The North Face Nuptse Heights Down Jacket - Men's | Backcountry.com

EDIT: Goose down is the best insulator you can find, but it's a natural fibre that will break down over time. If you want something that will last longer, you might want to try a synthetic insulator such as primaloft. But you won't find a synthetic insulated jacket in that price range.
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carhartt hoodies are all i wear during the winter.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:02 PM   #7
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Is North Face that good? If it keeps me warm I guess.. even though everyone has one lol
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In my experience, the quality of North Face has taken a nose dive over the years. They're great for a season or two (if you're lucky) then you start noticing seams coming apart and all sorts of build quality problems. Having said that, not all North Face jackets suffer from this problem so unfortunately, it's more of a "luck of the draw" type of problem.

Having said that, if you have a specific budget in mind and you have a specific set of criteria to meet, there are other alternatives. Start asking yourself some basic questions:

- Does it have to be light?
- Can I use it for layering?
- Does it have to be breathable?
- Does it need to be waterproof or water resistant?
- Do I want to look like a thug mall rat in a poofy jacket?

Start by looking at websites like backcountry.com (as DragonChi posted above) and do your homework from there. Good luck.
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any opinions on canada goose vests?

I might be buying one for the winter
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any opinions on canada goose vests?

I might be buying one for the winter
if you can justify the price for it and are solely looking for a vest sure. if you just want it for the heatscore style points, sure. if you just want a warm vest/jacket, then there are so many cheaper alternatives for half the price. (and you wont look like a douchebag)
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north face + kappa track pants.
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if you can justify the price for it and are solely looking for a vest sure. if you just want it for the heatscore style points, sure. if you just want a warm vest/jacket, then there are so many cheaper alternatives for half the price. (and you wont look like a douchebag)
what alternatives are there?
I know a buddy who works at a sportchek so he said he could get me one discounted which is the reason why I'm opting for a canada goose.
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north face + kappa track pants.
Nike Shox are excellent for keeping your feet warm in the winter too
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I bought this one at the sportcheck sale the other week and really like it so far,

The North Face Alpen Blitz Triclimate Jacket Mens - SportChek.ca
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Holden Men?s Varsity Jacket 2014 ? Black Bone Winter Jacket New | eBay


I've had this one for 2 years and I LOVE it. its so warm and comfy. im sure you can find it at a local skate store for cheaper. mine was on sale last year but I paid $400
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Nike Shox are excellent for keeping your feet warm in the winter too
Dussault hats are made of some pretty good insulating material to keep your head warm. Don't forget a versatile Hugo Boss murse to store your black, wool gloves in as well

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Is Zara any good for winter jackets? What do you guys think of this one?
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backcountry, are the prices in US$ or CDN?
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If you ever decide to purchase from them, keep in mind the following:

1. They have a kick ass return policy (read the fine print though.)
2. They normally ship via UPS which means you WILL get ass raped when it comes in to Canada
3. You have the option of shipping using USPS, but it costs a bit extra sometimes.
4. You can ship it to Blaine/Point Roberts to save on shipping costs/duties etc.
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If you ever decide to purchase from them, keep in mind the following:

1. They have a kick ass return policy (read the fine print though.)
2. They normally ship via UPS which means you WILL get ass raped when it comes in to Canada
3. You have the option of shipping using USPS, but it costs a bit extra sometimes.
4. You can ship it to Blaine/Point Roberts to save on shipping costs/duties etc.
School me on this though, as I've never really ordered anything online. Most of the time, it'd only be small items.

According to the website, I would be eligible for free shipping. Of course, taxes/duties are unaccounted for. But what other fees would UPS charge?
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School me on this though, as I've never really ordered anything online. Most of the time, it'd only be small items.

According to the website, I would be eligible for free shipping. Of course, taxes/duties are unaccounted for. But what other fees would UPS charge?
The free shipping is only within the continental United States.

If you decide to ship to Canada using UPS, typically they will charge you for the taxes on the dollar value of the item (GST/PST,) duty (usually 18% if the clothing item is made outside of CAN/US/MEX,) and a brokerage fee, which is what you get raped on which can vary depending on the dollar value.

Due your due diligence and factor in all the associated costs before you make a purchase to buy in the US. If you need more info, this is a huge RS thread with tonnes of details and knowledge: http://www.revscene.net/forums/54328...t-roberts.html
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I bought this one at the sportcheck sale the other week and really like it so far,

The North Face Alpen Blitz Triclimate Jacket Mens - SportChek.ca
that jacket is sick they had xxxl
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its weird the website says xl is the largest and I ended up getting an xxl
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Why not just wear a nice wool pea/trench/military coat and layer it with wool sweaters and scarves? I'd much rather do that then wear a really thick jacket with just a t shirt underneath lol

but if you're not into that, then just get eddie bauer down jacket and get one of their fleeces to wear under it. Should cost you no more than 300
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Why not just wear a nice wool pea/trench/military coat and layer it with wool sweaters and scarves? I'd much rather do that then wear a really thick jacket with just a t shirt underneath lol

but if you're not into that, then just get eddie bauer down jacket and get one of their fleeces to wear under it. Should cost you no more than 300
Some people have the brave the weather so having a nice wool pea/trech/ coat is not a good idea. I usually wear my GAP or my Columbia jacket that's water resistant since I take the skytrain to work so have to walk maybe 5mins.

I also wear a pair of Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Shoe in the winter. Keeps my feet dry and warm even in the rain. Also it doesn't slip on ice which is a plus.
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