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Canada Goose Camp Hooded Review

Bomber windproof construction is packed into this warm mid-thigh length parka
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Price:  $625 List | $625.00 at Backcountry
Pros:  750 fill down, 2-way zipper, sporty and sleek, windproof, warm, super comfortable, lightweight, self-packs into a pillow
Cons:  Not waterproof, hood doesn’t detach, finicky zipper
Manufacturer:   Canada Goose
By Liz Williamson ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Aug 29, 2019
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RANKED
#6 of 13
  • Warmth - 30% 8
  • Weather Resistance - 25% 6
  • Comfort - 25% 9
  • Style - 10% 8
  • Durability - 10% 7

Our Verdict

Very warm and comfortable, we had no issues sight-seeing around Banff National Park in some seriously snowy weather. The Canada Goose Camp only reaches mid-thigh, but it is stuffed with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down. Perfect for a cold environment, though this jacket isn't waterproof and the mid-thigh length doesn't offer the best protection in stormy weather.

Camp Hooded Jacket Updated

This jacket boasts some new fabric. Check out the details below.

August 2019

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Our Analysis and Test Results

Product Updates


Since our testing period, Canada Goose updated the Camp Hooded jacket with a new matte fabric. This updated outer fabric is 100% nylon with a DWR finish. Check out the revamped matte fabric below in the first image (maroon) followed by the shinier red version we tested.


We are linking to the updated Camp jacket above, but the review below still tells our account of the version we initially tested.

Hands-On Review of the Camp Hooded


High-quality windproof construction, combined with ample warmth, the Camp is a knockout. Reaching mid-thigh, this parka can handle cold temperatures and strong winds.

Insulated with 750 fill hutterite down white duck down  this jacket is loaded with warm down. Thanks to the mid-thigh length we had no issues with mobility in this jacket  compared to the longer knee-length parkas.
Insulated with 750 fill hutterite down white duck down, this jacket is loaded with warm down. Thanks to the mid-thigh length we had no issues with mobility in this jacket, compared to the longer knee-length parkas.

Warmth


Insulated with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down, this mid-thigh length parka packs a lot of heat into a small space. Cozy and warm, we felt like we were wearing a sleeping bag. The hood is equally loaded with plush down, keeping our head super toasty. We really liked that there was an insulated collar and adjustable drawcord, which added another warm touch.

This jacket is rated for 30F / 5 F weather. Although our core was warm in 15F, our legs began to feel cold; granted this was at nighttime. During the day when it was sunny out, we didn't seem to have an issue.

We wore this jacket in the snow storm in Lake Louise  Canada. Snow beaded up and rolled off  but after an extended period of time the outer shell became saturated. If it wasn't for worrying about the loft of the down insulation  we would of stayed outside longer  because our core was nice and toasty.
We wore this jacket in the snow storm in Lake Louise, Canada. Snow beaded up and rolled off, but after an extended period of time the outer shell became saturated. If it wasn't for worrying about the loft of the down insulation, we would of stayed outside longer, because our core was nice and toasty.

Weather Resistance


The nylon outer shell is Basecamp 20D water-resistant and windproof fabric. We tested this jacket in a blustery snowstorm in Canada. At first, the snow brushed right off, but it isn't waterproof, and after an extended period, saturation occurred. While our core remained warm, the better option would be the North Face Outer Boroughs Parka, especially if you are looking to extend your time outside in stormy weather.

Unlike some other jackets we tested, the hood has a two-way adjustable cord made to handle high winds. In windy conditions, this jacket held up better some of the other contenders in our fleet.

The outer shell is made of nylon  and is smooth and sleek. The internal stitching lines from the down insulation are noticeable  especially from different angles and lighting. This jacket is very versatile  and we had no issues wearing it with snow boots or sneakers.
The outer shell is made of nylon, and is smooth and sleek. The internal stitching lines from the down insulation are noticeable, especially from different angles and lighting. This jacket is very versatile, and we had no issues wearing it with snow boots or sneakers.

Style


The Camp is loaded with down but is still very flattering and form-fitting. We liked how the mid-thigh length gave the jacket a sporty look. The exterior windproof nylon fabric is smooth and clean, but you can see the internal stitching lines from the down insulation. We didn't find this to be any issues with the style, just something a little different. There are four colors to choose from Black/Granite, Ink Blue/Firefly, Red/Black, Algonquin Green/Ink Blue.

It fits a bit looser than some of the other mid-thigh jackets we tested but isn't baggy by any means.

This jacket was very comfortable  for being such a form-fitting and flattering. There is enough room to fit another layer underneath without making the jacket look bulky or frumpy.
This jacket was very comfortable, for being such a form-fitting and flattering. There is enough room to fit another layer underneath without making the jacket look bulky or frumpy.

Comfort


Cozy and warm, the plush down hugged us, making it hard to take this jacket off. Insulated with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down, we never felt like the down was overtaking us. The down insulation is evenly dispersed, making the jacket lightweight and functional. If thick plush down reaching to your knees is more your style, check out the Patagonia Downtown Parka, the Arc'teryx Seyla Parka, or the Marmot Montreaux. There is enough room to fit a sweater or heavy layer underneath the jacket. The North Face Gotham II Hooded Down Jacket is similarly comfortable and has a cute faux fur ruff around the hood.

The quality of the windproof construction is undeniable. From the nylon windproof fabric on the outer shell  to the two-way adjustable hood. You can see the adjustable cord running through the front and back of the hood. It allowed for a tighter fit in seriously windy weather.
The quality of the windproof construction is undeniable. From the nylon windproof fabric on the outer shell, to the two-way adjustable hood. You can see the adjustable cord running through the front and back of the hood. It allowed for a tighter fit in seriously windy weather.

Features


The main feature on the Camp Hooded Jacket is the windproof construction. Meant to withstand high winds, this jacket did live up to its expectations. A 2-way adjustable tunnel hood offers extra protection in high winds, and we found the hood to be insanely warm and cozy. The hood is loaded with down, as well as the insulated neck collar — this added extra warmth in cold weather. The hood is integrated into the neckline and doesn't allow any room for cold air to get in, especially with the insulated collar. Jackets with bomber outer shells that protect against wind make all the difference in cold, windy, and stormy weather.

The outside of the jacket is smooth and sleek  but we loved the way the down insulation wrapped itself around us. We found it very comfortable and warm.
The outside of the jacket is smooth and sleek, but we loved the way the down insulation wrapped itself around us. We found it very comfortable and warm.

The exterior fabric is Basecamp 20D: nylon windproof and water-resistant fabric. The front main zipper and exterior pockets have a YKK 2-way locking reversed coil zipper. Despite how fancy this sounds, the front zipper is finicky and you need to take your time zipping it up.

This is the only jacket we tested that didn't have fleece-lined pockets. Since there is an ample amount of down in front of the pockets, our hands did stay warm even on super cold days. The interior has an oversized media pocket, as well as a mesh pocket. Lycra cuffs weren't super heavy-duty, but they did an okay job of keeping cold air and precipitation out. A unique feature that this jacket offered is that it can be stuffed into the interior media pocket, creating a cozy travel pillow. As cool as this sounds, it was hard to get the jacket into the pocket. Once we did, it was awesome, but after we took it out of the pillow form, the jacket was noticeably wrinkled for a couple of hours.

Unlike most of the jackets we tested whose cuffs are in the sleeves  these lycra cuffs are located at the end of the sleeves. We were unsure at first how they would hold up in stormy conditions  but they did a fine job keeping cold air and precipitation out. While testing them  they remained tight  but we could see potential for them stretching out over time.
Unlike most of the jackets we tested whose cuffs are in the sleeves, these lycra cuffs are located at the end of the sleeves. We were unsure at first how they would hold up in stormy conditions, but they did a fine job keeping cold air and precipitation out. While testing them, they remained tight, but we could see potential for them stretching out over time.

Durability


While we were testing the Camp, we had no issues with durability, besides the finicky zippers (unfortunately, this seems to be a common issue with winter jackets). There isn't much exterior stitching, so we don't see snags being an issue. Keep in mind that the exterior nylon fabric is durable, but it's also smooth, soft, and has the potential to tear.

The Camp from Canada Goose goes above and beyond to make your winter enjoyable. Subtle features like an insulated collar made a noticeable difference in cold weather. Super comfortable and warm  it did a great job at trapping heat.
The Camp from Canada Goose goes above and beyond to make your winter enjoyable. Subtle features like an insulated collar made a noticeable difference in cold weather. Super comfortable and warm, it did a great job at trapping heat.

Value


This is one of the more expensive jackets we tested. For the price, you are getting a very warm jacket with quality construction that's going to last you multiple winters. If warmth is your primary issue, check out the Marmot Montreaux. The knee-cut length is warmer and it is way less expensive.

Conclusion


Sporty, warm, and flattering, we were overly impressed with the Canada Goose Camp Hooded Jacket. Despite its mid-thigh length, we found this jacket was very warm. Our core was always toasty, and only in super cold weather did we notice our legs feeling cold. This winter jacket is a solid investment for someone looking to be comfortable during a cold winter while wearing a functional and stylish jacket.

Liz Williamson