The Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody is just about the nicest jacket you'll ever wear. But, given its hefty price tag, the inner dirtbag in all of our testers wanted to hate it. Particularly after perusing the Canada Goose website and seeing a bunch of far too pretty men with far too well-kept beards modeling the jackets on far too clean city streets. But even if you're a real man and your layering system consists of Jack Daniels and baby fat, you'll appreciate the warmth, functionality, and street smart good looks of the Hybridge Lite Hoody. Near immaculate construction and materials selection make it difficult to completely dismiss the Hybridge for its eye-popping price tag. What finally broke down our reluctance to love the Hybridge is its great warmth-to-weight ratio and breathability when our outdoor activities turned towards the light, fast, and aerobic. Indeed, no other jacket in this review was a more effective mid-layer when considering the trim cut, incredible breathability, and fantastic warmth, which is why we awarded it our Top Pick. If you can afford this jacket, we guarantee you won't be disappointed with its performance.
We've got you covered if you're in love with the Hybridge Lite Hoody, but not the hood. The Hybridge Lite Jacket is a more streamlined version of its hooded counterpart, and $50 cheaper. We think both versions of this jacket are superior products, but understand that style and layering preferences exist. The Hybridge Lite Jacket also gives you the option of a solid black or red Canada Goose sleeve patch.